I have had PTS since May 2017. I was able to return to work in August 2017, with pain meds. I began accupuncture in October 2017. As of January 2018, I have been off all pain meds and now only have mild pain in my upper arm. I highly recommend accupuncture treatment. After meds, pt, and nsaid cream with lidocaine, the most effective treatment was the accupuncture.