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Acupuncture for back pain in a patient with forestier’s disease (Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis/DISH)
  1. Tim Mears, general practitioner
  1. Cambridge, UK tim26{at}


    Acupuncture was used to treat a 54-year-old man with low back pain and Forestier’s disease. His symptoms were markedly improved with acupuncture where other treatments in the form of analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, physiotherapy and hydrotherapy had proved ineffective. There would appear to be no cases reported in the literature where medical acupuncture has been used to treat back pain in a patient with this condition.

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