Yes, accupuncture is quite effective. I have spondylolosthesis, lumbar lordosis, sciatica and a fracture at L5-S1. I started physio with accupuncture a couple months ago and have recently started feel a bit of relief. Along with the physio and accpuncture I do weight stregthening, excersices and treadmilling. I think all of the above is what is helping. I am hopeful that with another few months of this I may be able to walk away from this without having to have surgery. Day by Day is how it goes. I woudl strongly suggest that you talk to your doc and get a refferal to a good physiotherapist. Be sure to incorporate as much of the above as you can. And do not give up, I did once because the pain at first was too much but if you stick with it than you should get over that hump. Take care and good luck. KRisty.