Low Back Pain - Acupuncture

More and more people with back pain are asking the same questions, “Is acupuncture an effective way to diminish back pain?” “Is it safe?”

The answer is, yes, acupuncture is certainly a helpful and safe way to ease your back pain. Many people who have chronic lower back pain have experienced real alleviation from the condition.

Get Relief at Home

If you are injured there are ways to get temporary relief at home.

-Ice compress: use ice wrapped in a cotton cloth or towel.  Ice can help ease the inflammation, muscle spasms, and pain.

-Hot compress:  After using ice to reduce inflammation, heat can help warm and loosen up painful tissues.

Warning: Do not apply a cold or heat directly to the skin.

-Rest: You may need to relax and take it easy to give your low back the chance to restore its health.

Common Causes

Your lower back is vulnerable to strains because of motions like bending and twisting. Therefore, muscle sprains and strains are the most common causes of low back pain. When muscle fibers overstretch, muscle strains occur.

Swelling and pain usually occurs at the site of damage.

 

When to Seek Medical Care

- Low back pain becomes severe and persistent

- Pain does not subside after a few days

- Symptoms interfere with sleep and everyday activities

Use of Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be a great alternative treatment for pain of almost any kind especially lower back pain. Acupuncture moves and releases the body’s energy through the body’s systems.

How Acupuncture Works

The needles are placed in specific points in order to release the chemicals in the spine, brain, and muscles.  This may trigger the discharge of other chemicals and hormones that are involved in the body’s regulatory system.  The enhanced energy and balance contributed by acupuncture gives the body natural healing abilities that promote physical as well as emotional health.

Getting Relief

Searching for a pain relief option is a common reason why people seek acupuncture therapy.  And the most common conditions that it cures are neck and back pain.

Visit Beyond Wellness Chiropractic Center and feel the rewarding experience of a pain-free body!

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