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I have some nerve damage around C5 which radiates down my right arm. I've had 2 steroid injections that had NO effect at all. I need to find an alternative that works! Should I try Acupuncture or what???
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I am still waiting for your opinion on using acupuncture.

Acupuncture, massage and chiropractor are all reasonable options.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
What are the risks of acupuncture? How effective would acupuncture be in my circumstance?

Basically zero risk

Very very tiny risk of infection but that is all

I would say 10-20% chance it is effective

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
this helps a little more.
Do you have any recommendations on how to find a reliable "acupuncturist"?

You have to research them just like a physician

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