Prescription narcotic painkillers, physiotherapy, even going under general anesthetic to have more than 50 needles injected into the area to freeze the nerves had little or no lasting effect.
It wasn’t until she tried acupuncture two years ago under the skilled hands of an expert in the ancient medical art that she finally found an answer for the debilitating pain.
“It was amazing, just amazing,” says Sawyer, 52, a former nurse and mother of four grown children from Courtice, Ont., near Oshawa just east of Toronto.
“I was in agony. I couldn’t do a thing before I started … and that was even with getting the freezing injections at the hospital.”
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