I often get asked if acupuncture can actually cure back pain. The answer is: yes, in many cases. All therapy, including western interventions like surgery, are never perfect. In fact less than 50% of back surgeries are considered successful. Its hard to clock the success rate of acupuncture because success is such a subjective word. I would say that a very large portion of our patients are happy with their treatments. A good portion of them come back for tuneups, for other issues, and send their family and friends in. Now and then I see a patient outside the office who tell me that I fixed their back or shoulder or plantar fasciitis. I don't like to say that I fixed them, it's always a collaboration. So we do get cures, not everyone, but many.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond