Letters to the Editor
Acupuncture and low back pain
- Jeremy Laidman
- Aust Prescr 2017;40:208
- 1 December 2017
- DOI: 10.18773/austprescr.2017.077
I was reading the article ‘Managing low back pain in primary care’.1 It included acupuncture as one of the few effective physical therapies. The supporting evidence for this statement was published by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in 2009. I would like to inform readers that the guidance has been updated. The new guidance states ‘Do not offer acupuncture for managing low back pain with or without sciatica’.2
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