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How to Treat Low Back Pain without Using Any Anti-inflammatory Medications

Abstract

Huang Wei Ling

Introduction:

Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder affecting 80% of the population. In the USA it is the most common cause of job-related disability, missed work. With conservative measures, the symptoms of low back pain show significant improvement within a few weeks.

Aim:

Demonstrate that low back pain can be treated successfully without using any anti- inflammatory medication.

Methods:
Records were researched of patients with low back pain, who had been treated with auricular acupuncture. A survey was done over the phone with seven questions, and twenty-six of thirty-five patients were reached. 

Results:

Patient attendance:

15.38%

4 sessions.

76.92%

more than 4 sessions

7.7%

less than 4 sessions

Improvements were noticed by patients after the following number of sessions:
 

#SESSIONS

PATIENTS

1

7.69%

2

23.07%

3

19.24%

4

7.69%

+4

7.69%

Cannot recall

34.62%

 

THIS PATHOLOGY

PATIENTS

PREVIOUSLY ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL

76.93%

HAD SURGERY RECOMMENDED

7.69%

CONSIDERED THEMSELVES CURED

73.07%

PATIENT EVALUATION

Good: 77%
Moderate: 23%
Poor: 0%

RECOMMENDED THEIR ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT

100%.

Conclusion:

Although 76.93% of the patients had previously been admitted to hospital at great cost, the majority showed satisfaction with their acupuncture treatment, having felt improvement after few sessions, giving good evaluations, and recommending their treatment, showing how auricular acupuncture is a good and safe method for low back pain. All of these patients were treated successfully of their low back pain symptoms without using any anti-inflammatory medications.

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