Acupuncture to Relieve Back Pain

A variety of biomechanical stresses, including standing, poor posture, sitting for long periods, and heavy lifting without proper alignment can cause back problems. Back issues can also be caused by injuries, acquired conditions, and diseases. While the causes of back pain are usually physical, it is important to understand that emotional stress can play a significant role in the severity of the pain and how long it lasts. Untreated depression and anxiety can also make back pain feel worse.

Back Pain
Balance Method Acupuncture for low back pain

How Back Pain Affects your Life

Almost everyone experiences some form of back pain every now and then. Whether mild or severe, short-term or long-lasting, back pain can greatly affect a person's daily life:

  • Keeping you from exercising, which can lead to weight gain that further aggravates the back pain

  • Affecting your sleep patterns, which can make you short-tempered and make it harder to endure the pain

  • Causing depression - 19% of patients who live with chronic back pain are diagnosed with depression

  • Challenging your ability to sit for long periods of time

  • Lossing time at work or play

Back pain can be so wearing on the sufferer that they tend to be irritable and have very low tolerance levels for the challenges of daily life.

Back Pain
Balance Method Acupuncture for low back pain (YaoTongWu)

How Balance Acupuncture Treats Back Pain

Balance Method Acupuncture can often immediately help ease low back pain. After a few needles are inserted in areas of the body that image the back the patient can often move with less pain. The patient then rests in for about an hour and the the treatment is repeated daily until the pain level stabillizes at much lower level. Then treatment is continued multiple times a week unitl the pain is completly gone. Then two follow up treatments are given to stengthen the back futher to prevent re-injury in the future.

Acupuncture is a natural, non-surgical, non-drug approach to treating back pain. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have well-documented detrimental effects on your system, including gastric irritation and liver damage while acupuncture has no side effects. And in my experience patients have be happy and sometimes amazed at the results they get from Balance Method Acupuncture.