After extracting 4 heavy mediums with a 2 frame hand crank yesterday my lower back was not happy this morning. From what ive been reading about with sting therapy I thought Id try and take some stings in the area of my lower back where the tightness is-I did 2 stings this am but 8 hrs later no immediate noticeable change really-I'd love to hear opinions from beekeepers on this as a possible alternative pain management tool for low back pain? I read somewhere that the venom is 100 times more powerful than cortisone but you need at least 12 stings in the area to benefit from the full effects? Id also like to know if anyone has seen a sting map-of the specific areas to sting?