Pain in the back? Try Acupressure

by Medindia Content Team on  February 17, 2006 at 3:09 PM Alternative Medicine News   - G J E 4
Pain in the back? Try Acupressure
New Research seems to compliment Acupressure over physical therapy, to alleviate lower back pain. Scientists from the National Taiwan University have acclaimed Acupressure's success with statistics - a remarkable 89% drop in disability, as compared to physical therapy with the effect lasting up to 6 months.

129 patients with chronic lower back pain were treated with six sessions of acupressure, and after the completion of treatment, recorded a definite lower disability score as compared to any form of physical therapy.

"This study shows that acupressure is more effective in alleviating low back pain than physical therapy in terms of pain scores, functional status, and disability," the scientists said.

This study on lower back pain is published in the British Medical Journal. Acupressure was also found to be useful to relieve pain at other locations in the body.


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MR Imaging of Lumbosacral spine reveals early spondylotic changes are seen in the form of osteophytes facetopathy and partial disc desiccation.
- Diffuse disc bulge at L2/3 level indenting the thecal sac with mild compression of bilateral descending nerves.
- Diffuse disc bulge at L3/4 level indenting the thecal sac and bilateral descending L4 nerves.
- subligamentous posterocentral and foraminal disc protrusion with diffuse annulus and L4/5 level indenting the thecal sac with compression of bilateral descending L5 nerves.
- Diffuse disc bulge at L5/S1 level indenting the thecal sac and compressing bilateral descending S1 nerves
I had 10 sessions of physiotherepy but still if I walk for 10 minutes or stand for 10 minutes, my right leg starts paining followed by a pain in the back. Please suggest the treatment. Please suggest the treatment.

guest Friday, October 31, 2008
plz suggest me better acupressure point for a complex patient of mine,,,,she is 74F,,,,suffering from renal disorder, diabetes,,,,BP (140/90),,,,,slip disc (Lumbar),,,,,also having less heamoglobin level,,,,excess uric acid...etc iam treating her with Yoga..... waiting for your direction....and more suggestions..thanking you.....
guest Thursday, May 11, 2006

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