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As Lilly Stein entered middle age, severe back pain slowed her active lifestyle. Years of running and vaulting had taken their toll on her lean frame and she started spending the days in bed with a sad look in her once-spirited eyes.
Lilly's family, concerned by the abrupt change in her lifestyle and personality, took her to Dr. Raymond Deiter, who discovered that Lilly had six calcified discs. He prescribed muscle relaxers and lifestyle changes to dull the pain, but they did little to restore her zeal.
Deiter then suggested two remaining options, surgery or acupuncture.
Lilly's mother, Peyton Stein, had luck with acupuncture herself at one time …