Acupuncture for chronic low back pain.

  title={Acupuncture for chronic low back pain.},
  author={B. Berman and H. Langevin and C. Witt and R. Dubner},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={363 5},
  • B. Berman, H. Langevin, +1 author R. Dubner
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • A 45-year-old construction worker with a 7-year history of intermittent low back pain is seen by his family physician. The pain has gradually increased over the past 4 months, despite pain medications, physical therapy, and two epidural corticosteroid injections. The pain is described as a dull ache in the lumbosacral area with episodic aching in the posterior aspect of both thighs; it worsens with prolonged standing and sitting. He is concerned about losing his job, while at the same time… CONTINUE READING
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