Is acupuncture effective for treatment of chronic low-back pain?
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Acupuncture is probably effective for pain relief in patients with chronic low-back pain. (SOR: B, based on conflicting systematic reviews.) However, it is important to note that sham acupuncture may be just as effective as acupuncture. (SOR: B, based on a newer RCT.)
Evidence Based Practice 15(2): 09.