57 year old male with disc herniations at three levels in thoracic spine. This patient suffered traumatic injury approximately 1 1/2 years ago. Patient initially came to this office three months ago with complaints of constant mid-back pain which he rated 4-5 on 1-10 scale with 10 being worst pain. He was suffering this level of pain despite narcotic pain medications. If he would miss his medication, pain would increase to 9-10. In addition to localized pain in thoracic spine he was suffering from pain radiating to his right arm and shoulder joint. He rated this pain 5-6.
Prior to his acupuncture evaluation he was treated with physical therapy including aqua therapy and various pain and anti-inflammatory medications.
While in my care, patient was treated with 30 minute acupuncture sessions twice weekly and locally with medium WHITEE patches from Wei laboratories.
To date he received 24 acupuncture treatments and four medium "Whitee" patches. He reports his back pain at 2-4 without pain medication with periods of no pain at all. His shoulder pain is at 0-2 level.
He is able to tolerate a much higher intensity of physical therapy, as well as, increased daily activities. His sleep improved as did his digestive distress caused by medications. He presently continues with his acupuncture treatment.
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