Chronic Low Back Pain
Back pain is one of the most common reasons for going to the doctor as well as missing work. Back pain decreases your quality of life and leads missing out on activities you would normally enjoy.
Acupuncture for Chronic Lower Back Pain
Acupuncture is over 2000 years old and has a long history of treating back pain. I have helped hundreds of patients with back pain throughout my 17 years of experience with acupuncture. My approach creates a personalized acupuncture treatment based upon your symptoms and the cause of the back pain.
The acupuncture treatment may include electroacupuncture and cupping, along with the traditional acupuncture. Other therapies including acupressure, also known as tui na, a hands-on method of clearing blockages in the energy flow. For some people ear magnets, or auricular acupuncture, is very powerful for pain relief. The proper combination of these treatments leads to profound and long term pain relief.
This approach to acupuncture helps by relaxing the back muscles, stimulating the release of anti-inflammatory chemicals, and regulating how the brain feels pain. By targeting the root of the issue, it can lead to long term improvement in the pain.
I have successfully treated back pain from many causes including: acute and chronic muscle spasms, muscular imbalances, SI joint pain, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and many other diseases that lead to back pain.
Many research studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment for back pain. In my experience, successful acupuncture treatment is customized to you and your back. I make sure the treatment is the correct strength for each pain, has the right stimulation, and the correct additional therapies to lead to long term improvements.