Acupuncture is commonly used as an adjunct therapy in combination with other forms of pain relief to target chronic back pain. Acupuncture was primarily developed within Chinese Medicine but is practiced in Western cultures by doctors, physiotherapists and other approved healthcare workers. Fine gauge needles are inserted into certain points along the body's meridians to activate the body's natural healing
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NICE guidelines recommend a structured exercise program and continued analgesic in combination with a 12 week acupuncture program to achieve adequate levels of pain relief. A recent study found that acupuncture significantly improved pain scale ratings by 10-40% over a 3 month period.