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Does acupuncture assure permanent cure for joint pain ?

Hi, My mother in law has developed from severe pain in her arm and shoulder joint along with her back pain since 7 months and she is 50+someone suggested we should try to given her acupuncture but I m really not sure about the results of it.But heard acupuncture is just temporary result not a permanent one ..can anyone help me how to proceed with.. Thank You
Asked On : Tue, 26 Jul 2011
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hi,welcome to health care magic,your mother in law symptoms suggests radiating pain to arm which could be due to back problem.i will advice you to go for some investigations like x-ray,MRI etc to diagnose the problem.
going for accupuncture without diagnosis will not be a permanent solution.
consult your doctor and a physio.
Answered: Tue, 26 Jul 2011
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