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Acupuncture for back pain after spinal fusions

Has anyone tried this? Had the spinal needles yesterday and it was marvellous afterwards. Today feel really awful, in pain again and very depressed. The accupuncturist is no charlatan and top class in the profession.

Obviously will be needing several sessions and I believe the results are cumulative. Has anyone had this treatment and is happy? I am trying this to avoid spinal steroid injection. Thank you.

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I used to use acupuncture for a bad back and found I was always bad the next day, and then much better. I think people can react quite strongly to it.

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Thank you very much. That's very reassuring. Things are better this evening. Am fascinated to know how will be after 5-6 sessions! How great for a simple solution to avoid nasty injections and scalpels!

Will post weekly progress but many thanks again

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No I don't need it any more for my neck, but I wouldn't hesitate to have acupuncture again if my doctors thought it would help.

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Thank you and happy that your neck problem has resolved. I shall certainly be continuing with the acupuncture. And I don’t believe you are an AgedCrone!

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The name started out as a joke name, but believe me - today recovering from flu it is 100% accurate. I've felt good, I've felt hungry then felt nauseous after eating .....I went to bed, couldn't sleep, got up ate a teacake & had an upset stomach.....get the picture? Now I can't wait for bedtime in the hope I will sleep & it all will all be better tomorrow!

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Sorry you’re not up to scratch.. this flu is an awful business. Haven’t had it yet but do have IBS and its really weird but whenever I get an upset stomach always feel ravenous in spite of food not tasting of anything....also a bit of a vegan which doesn’t help matters despite it being the fashion right now. Particularly with Generation X, formerly Millenials....

Are you in the UK?

Have a good night’s sleep when you get to it. Things look (and feel) different in the morning

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Yes in UK....& you are so right this flu is dreadful. During the second week I was convinced my end was nigh......kept on telling myself not to be a drama queen, but first I was so cold i was shivering , then I was throwing off the duvet as I was soaked in perspiration, then I just fell asleep & woke up wondering where I was.....the thing was it just went on & on & nothing seemed to help....& nothing got any better for what seemed like ages!

But at least I'm up & about now, & with a bit if luck will be flying off to the Canary Islands in a couple of weeks....& I'm going if they have to carry me on to the aircraft!

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Sounds just typical sort of flu used to have in ye olde days. Rotten luck. You’ve just got to make that trip, a bit of warmth and out of the old UK will do you the world of good. So envious, keep planning stuff but until this infernal spine decides to go upwards and onwards am a bit stuck. Looking at all the dank stuff out of the window doesn’t exactly help a positive attitude! Working does help, though, good to totter out.... except they’re all those no-nothing Millenials in the office!

The pain clinic said “all pain gets better spontaneously over time”. Are they nuts?

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I had acupuncture 5 years ago when my back went into a severe prolonged spasm. The Physio that carried it out was very good, it was painful like electric shock when it hit the spot but it worked , after several sessions it really made a big difference. I would definitely recommend trying it . I also had facet joint injections in September when had slipped discs and they were great until i got out if bed and a disc slipped further compressing sciatic nerve and was in agony. Now had nerve root injection last week and jury still out on that . Good luck with your treatment and I hope you have great success xx

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Thank you, that’s very kind of you. Will keep in touch re the acupuncture because, sorry to have to write this, I had five months of useless complicated injections , instead ending up with a fourth long operation which not only weakened the spine further and lasted but two years.

Do please think alternative treatments. You are so right, jury still out. Which is why am clinging on like a mad thing to acupuncture and a little mind game of my own invention. A case of one step forward two back. That's how it is and so difficult to manage, fellow sufferer.

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Yes I had acupuncture after a Cspine fusion, & the acupuncturist did warn me I might feel bad a couple of days after treatment...thankfully I didn't & I found the acupuncture a great help.

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Very many thanks. Had the treatment on Wednesday and felt great aftewards but today is well.....a bit tough. Its very early days though. Must be patient and push on but am happy that you had such a goid result. Will you be continuing or will it be as and when?

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