Stop Suffering From Low Back Pain With Effective Acupuncture Treatments

There are literally millions of people that seek medical advise and treatment every year because of low back pain. It has become frustrating and debilitating for those that have to live their lives in suffering.

Incredibly, around 85% of individuals will have a low back pain problem at least at some level during their lifetime. Pain may only last for a few days, whereas some people suffer for many years.

There are many different approaches to relieving and overcoming back pain, but have you ever considered acupuncture?
Eric Manheimer of the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine says that acupuncture has been shown to be very effective in giving substantial pain relief.

Thirty-three studies that involved more than 2100 patients were reviewed by the center and 22 of them were analyzed. Specific criteria were followed to make sure that the studies evaluated were of the highest standards.

The conclusion?
For those suffering from chronic low back pain, acupuncture is credible and absolutely effective as a therapy. With all the other types of therapies, including chiropractic and physical therapy, why consider acupuncture?

Not only is it effective, but not every therapy works on every individual. Using one or a combination of different treatment approaches can be the difference in only modest results and overcoming low back pain completely.

Does acupuncture hurt?
Most people avoid acupuncture because they think it’s going to hurt. A reasonable thought for most people, because it does involve needles. However, an acupuncture needle is very thin, short and sharp. Also, in combination with the skill of the practitioner, virtually pain free.

Usually there is a slight heaviness felt, which in Chinese medicine theory is “the arrival of chi” or energy that enters the area because of the needle stimulation. When someone has had a lot of pain because of a back condition, the treatment can be very relaxing. The needles are usually inserted superficially and used only once (Disposable needles are the standard in today’s health care setting)

An acupuncture practitioner, depending on the type of diagnoses, could also include moxibustion and cupping, which has also been shown to be extremely effective in reducing symptoms.

However, an acupuncturist wants to help you reduce symptoms and overcome the root problem itself. That is why a combination of techniques, including individualized herbal formulas, will be provided along with many things you can do on your own to support your good back health.

Advanced Spinal Clinic wants you to get to the root of your low back pain and we have the therapies and experience to help you get back on your feet without the constant pain and disability that comes from low back challenges. Give us a call so we can start helping you get out of pain with the right treatment that is most effective for you.