Alexander or Acupuncture?
July 28, 2011 5:26 PM Subscribe
If you've tried Alexander technique or acupuncture for neck or back pain, did they work?
posted by Ollie to health & fitness (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My husband has a herniated disc in his neck and is having a lot of pain. The orthopedic surgeon recommended, as a first course of action, trigger-point injections, anti-inflammatories, and PT. All fine. He also said acupuncture and Alexander technique (husband is a musician and has had to put down the guitar temporarily--this is a real bummer--due to pain) might help.
We may have to prioritize. If you've done either or both, did it help and which helped more? I'm leaning towards Alexander because it might get him up and running again on the guitar, which is good for his general well-being. And if you have any recs for practitioners of either, in NYC, I'd like to hear about them. Thank you.