My dad has been having cortisone shots in his back for a couple of years. He had three back surgeries in the 70's. I took him to see the surgeon about two months ago. The surgeon told us that he had too many problems and surgery wouldn't help. He has arthritis, degenerated discs and some thickening of something. He talked to a lady yesterday and she said she has acupuncture on her back and she hasn't had to see a doctor in over a year. He is pretty excited and wants to give it a try. Anyone ever try this? Do you think it will work with this many problems?