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Back Pain

Bob SpragueI will have to admit that I was a skeptic of acupuncture being able to completely eliminate my back pain.

I had a back surgery in 1983 which involved a fusion taking bone from my hip.   That helped some for a while but I continued to have lower back pain.  I did chiropractic treatments over the next 28 years which were all temporary fixes.  Friends recommended Joel to me several years ago but as I stated earlier I didn’t really believe acupuncture could possibly help.

In January 2013 I had another back surgery which was two more fusions.

Again that did help as my pain was better but never gone.

Several months ago I decided to make an appointment at Elements Acupuncture.  I will have to admit I did the assessment (still thinking this can’t be as good as I’ve heard), but I decided to follow the plan that Joel designed for me.

I have been coming for 7 weeks and have to admit that I was wrong.  It has made a big difference and I can honestly say that I have very little and sometimes no pain.  If I do a lot of work or lifting I can feel it a little but if I sit for a few minutes the pain is gone.  I have had back pain for so many years that I had forgotten what it was like to feel good.

The staff as well as Joel is very friendly, professional, and accommodating.  I am very satisfied with the results achieved and will continue with Joel’s recommendations.


Cascade, IA