Acupuncture for chronic low back pain.

@article{Berman2010AcupunctureFC,
  title={Acupuncture for chronic low back pain.},
  author={Brian M. Berman and Helene M. Langevin and Claudia Margitta Witt and Ronald Dubner},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={363 5},
  pages={
          454-61
        }
}
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… Expand
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