Low back pain studies

| Published on 28 Mar | Posted in | Comments (0) | Permalink |

There have been several studies on acupuncture for non-specific, persistent low back pain.

In May 2009 NICE guidelines recommended acupuncture for early, persistent non-specific lower back pain within the NHS.

Several large clinical trials have been carried out on acupuncture for non-specific, low back pain:

In 2007 MacPherson compared ‘Acupuncture and GP care’ with ‘Usual GP care’ in 241 patients and found that the group who received acupuncture were ”...more likely to report fewer concerns about their back pain, less likely to report current use of analgesics for their pain, and more likely to report no pain for the past 12 months…”. You can read the entire York Acupuncture for Back Pain Trial article here.     

You may also want to read the Acupuncture may ease back pain article on the NHS Choices website.

And the following news articles:

‘Scott Henshall: I’m scared of needles but acupuncture works’ article by Adrian Lee on the Express.co.uk website 16/2/10

How’s your back? BBC Radio 4 - Eddie Mair’s Blog 27/5/09

Needles ‘are best for back pain’, BBC News Online, 25/9/07

Bookmark and Share