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Low back pain in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12924846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this case report is to discuss the subject of acupuncture in pregnancy and which acupuncture points, or areas, are safe to needle. Low back pain in a 21-year-old Caucasian primigravida at 24 weeks gestation was incapacitating and acupuncture was offered. Prior to pregnancy investigations had excluded a serious organic cause and acupuncture was employed successfully to control pain and improve function. Acupuncture can be offered to sufferers of low back pain in pregnancy after risk / benefit analysis is undertaken and informed patient consent is obtained.
Max Forrester
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0964-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Acupunct Med     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-19     Completed Date:  2003-11-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304117     Medline TA:  Acupunct Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Acupuncture Points
Acupuncture Therapy / methods*
Low Back Pain / etiology,  therapy*
Pregnancy Complications / therapy*
Risk Assessment
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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