Using acupressure to treat back pain

Takeaway

  • Self-administered stimulating acupressure may reduce fatigue in people with chronic lower back pain (CLBP).

Why this matters

  • Many people with CLBP have difficulty sleeping and experience more fatigue, and pharmacological treatments often have negative side effects.

  • Studies have found that acupressure as a treatment for CLBP is successful in reducing pain, but effects of acupressure on sleep disturbances and fatigue in people with CLBP are unknown.