Research Supporting the Treatment of Low Back Pain with Acupuncture
Millions of people suffer with low back pain, and it is one of the top reasons people seek medical treatment. Back problems are also, by far, the primary reason for appointments with acupuncturists. But does acupuncture really help these patients? Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth, U.K., analyzed dozens of studies from around the world on acupuncture for low back pain.
“For people with chronic low back pain, this analysis shows that acupuncture is clearly effective in providing considerable pain relief,” says Eric Manheimer, study author and director of database and evaluation for the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine. “The research also showed that acupuncture provided true pain relief. The benefit was not just due to the placebo effect.”
Thirty-three studies covering more than 2,100 patients met the criteria for review. Manheimer says, “We wanted the studies for the analysis to meet the highest scientific standards."
"From our analysis, the message for people with chronic low back pain is that acupuncture is a truly effective therapy that provides significant pain relief,”says Manheimer.
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