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scoliosis - spinal fusion

Started by roses on 05/26/2018 12:24pm

I had a spinal fusion 57 years ago and now I have lower back pain and find out that the fusion on the bottom (I had a double curve) is coming apart. I have the harrington rod and they took bone from my hip. I am in constant pain and am now trying physical therapy. I was told never to go to a chiropractor. Did anyone ever try acupuncture for this problem.

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Hi, roses--thank you for your post! We are very sorry to read about the pain you've experienced recently related to your spinal fusion.

We can't comment on whether acupuncture would address your specific symptoms and condition, but this alternative treatment has been successful at helping people manage their chronic spine pain. Here's a few great resources to help you learn about this alternative treatment:
( If You’ve Said “Yes” to the Needle, Here’s What to Expect at Your First Acupuncture Visit )
( Is Acupuncture Effective to Help or Reduce Back Pain, and is it Safe? )

We hope this information helps as you decide whether to pursue this treatment. If you do have acupuncture, we'd love to hear your experiences with it. We wish you the very best!