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Complementary Medicine

Back Pain and Acupuncture



I think I have torn a muscle in my lower back. It has been four weeks since I did it and little improvement. Can acupuncture help this injury?


Yes, acupuncture, chiropractic and sports massage can often resolve the type of back pain you describe. Omega-3 fish oil taken 4 times a day, plus magnesium oxide can often quiet down the inflammatory reaction that would be present at this time if deemed appropriate by your personal doctor.

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Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP
Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University