Steroid injections are commonly used to treat back pain. But this study published April 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that steroid injections were no more effective than a placebo in the treatment of low back lumbosacral sciatica pain. At one month after treatment, the patients who received a placebo healed as well as those who received the steroid injection.
If you are dealing with low back pain or sciatica, acupuncture may help reduce your pain and accelerate your healing. Call All and One Portland acupuncture clinic at (503) 281-6909 to learn how acupuncture can help you, or book an appointment!