acupunture causing nerve damage?
I've been getting acupuncture to treat my lower back pain. At my last treatment the doctor placed a needles at several locations on my legs and back.
The needle behind my right knee caused pain upon insertion and a lot of pain when he manipulated it. He took the needle out and replaced it and it appeared to be fine. Also the needle in my right ankle caused discomfort.
Shortly after the treatment I experianced pain at both sites and some odd sensations in my right foot (warmth and numbness). The doctor (who is an MD as well as an acupuncturist)said it was nothing to be concerned about.
Has anyone had acupuncture cause nerve damage in such a way? The literature says it can cause "nerve damage" but no specifics are mentioned as to symptoms or location of needles.
Anyone experience something similar?
Last edited by montos; 07-03-2009 at 06:35 PM.