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Acupuncture – lower bike

Has anyone out there had acupuncture on their lower back?
Or are there any therapists on forum?
Generally – how many times a month do you think I should be going and
Specifically – did it work??
Thanks!

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helenheart, April 10, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Holy cr*p – you can’t edit the thread line for typos……………………………….

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giantron, April 10, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I had one friend a long time ago that loved acupuncture since it was the only thing that alleviated the pain. I don’t recall how often he went, but he would comment that was his best method.

I’m not sure what problems you’re having, and I’m not playing Doctor here ;-) but I have a large herniated disk and 2 bulging disks and proper stretching every day (it can take 6 months to make a difference if you’ve really hurt it) is what keeps me from having few recurring issues. 
I hope that helps in some way.

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giantron, April 10, 2011 at 2:18 pm

But I recommend YOU get the acupuncture, not the bike…….

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IdaGrovian, April 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Instead of a schrader or presta valve I guess you use a needle valve for lower bike acupuncture ; p

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tjdale, April 10, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I had acupuncture for sciatic pain and it worked well, that is until my acupuncturist got caught in bed with another woman and left the only practice in a 100 mile radius of my home.  After thet, disc surgery which I would only recommend as a last ditch effort unless you have acute neurologic deficits such as paralysis, weakness and muscle loss, bowel/bladder incontinence. 
It has been quite a while since I had it but I think I went 2 times a week for 1-2 months, then once a week for a while, then once a month.  It took time, but really helped.
I assume you are talking about a sciatic problem?  Good luck!

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guts, April 11, 2011 at 12:40 am

tjdale said: I had acupuncture for sciatic pain and it worked well, that is until my acupuncturist got caught in bed with another woman and left the only practice in a 100 mile radius of my home.  After thet, disc surgery which I would only recommend as a last ditch effort unless you have acute neurologic deficits such as paralysis, weakness and muscle loss, bowel/bladder incontinence.  It has been quite a while since I had it but I think I went 2 times a week for 1-2 months, then once a week for a while, then once a month.  It took time, but really helped.I assume you are talking about a sciatic problem?  Good luck!

Tim, apparently, you were not the only one getting stuck!

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guts, April 11, 2011 at 1:11 am

Must have been a real prick  :)

Sorry Tim, hard to resist late at night.

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indianafrank, April 11, 2011 at 7:53 am

I’ve had acupuncture on my lower bike about three or four times and every time I got a flat.

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helenheart, April 11, 2011 at 11:38 am

You people have the attention span of hamsters.
Where’s my advice??????

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indianafrank, April 11, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Squeak squeak, squeak, squeak squeak.

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jwsknk, April 11, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Tales of the Riverbank with Hammy Hampster

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giantron, April 11, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Did someone say Ham??? Now I’m hungry……

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dmursch, April 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm

HH:  a word of advice.  Don’t mention hamsters.  Or other small furry mammals.

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helenheart, April 11, 2011 at 1:38 pm

dmursch said: HH:  a word of advice.  Don’t mention hamsters.  Or other small furry mammals.

THAT’S your advice Doug?????? You’ve been silent for months and that’s all you have for me…….
As for the rest of you no good no gooders – let’s not forget I’ll have a plethora of 4″ needles leftover and a bottom drawer full of no good voodoo biker dolls………..

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knotbury, April 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I hope the back improves Helen
 
See you outside Oxford ;-)

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