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Can Acupuncture Needles Left For Long In The Body Cause Damage To Nerves?

coul i have been nerve damage. i had 20 needles left in me neck back to feet. my therapiest went home forgot that i was in office i was left for 2 one half hr. i got up took needles out was swelled in pain for months. my dr gave me muscle relaxing pill yr later am having stiff neck and headache with some vomit. never had this before. acupunture needles left in me took 6 mo. to heal body tingle ,hot spots, pins and needle feeling, head sharp pain . hot heat tell me what those needles could have done . could i be nerve damage. am female at 56 yrs old
Mon, 22 Sep 2014
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Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi
Excessive duration of the pins has caused permanent damage to the nerve endings.
These control pain, touch, sensation of the the body in different areas
These damaged nerveendings take a long time to regenerate, sometimes do not, or sometimes worsen.as such there is no specific treatment for this
Conservative treatment for pain can be followed, with , multivitamin therapy for placebo.
Take care.
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Can Acupuncture Needles Left For Long In The Body Cause Damage To Nerves?

Hi Excessive duration of the pins has caused permanent damage to the nerve endings. These control pain, touch, sensation of the the body in different areas These damaged nerveendings take a long time to regenerate, sometimes do not, or sometimes worsen.as such there is no specific treatment for this Conservative treatment for pain can be followed, with , multivitamin therapy for placebo. Take care.