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Centre for Orthopaedics
Suite 10-33/34/35 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road
Singapore, 329563, Singapore
Ph: (65) 6684 5828
Fax: (65) 6684 5829

Child Orthopedics
Pain Management
Spine - Cervical
Spine - General
Spine - Lumbar
Spine - Thoracic

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What are the dangers of acupuncture for back pain?

Side effects with acupuncture are rare and usually mild, such as some bleeding at the site, bruising perhaps. In some rare cases, patients have contracted hepatitis or septicemia from contaminated needles.

Not all people should have acupuncture. If you have a bleeding disorder, an infection on the skin or some other damage to the skin where the needles would be placed, you should not have acupuncture. As well, if you are pregnant, allergic to metal, or are taking medications to thin your blood, you should proceed with caution.


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