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Back pain? Stick a needle in it!

Hannah Bourne

Researchers examine the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating chronic low back pain.

Take Home Messages: Acupuncture is a useful tool in the treatment of chronic low back pain. Why the research matters:  Low back pain is very common, and a significant source of economic burden. Furthermore, in many cases back pain is a chronic condition, with symptoms lasting for over a year.   Therefore finding techniques for alleviating low back pain is a high priority. What the research involved: This stud...

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