How to Relieve Back Pain with Acupuncture

By Jacqui | Nov 16, 2017 | Acupuncture, Pain & Injury

If you’re suffering from back pain, Acupuncture is a safe, effective and fast way to help heal your back.

With evidence of its existence dating to at least 1600 BCE, Acupuncture is one of the oldest pain treatments. Acupuncture is also used to treat a variety of other health concerns, including: allergies, sinus issues, cold’s and flu’s, skin conditions, nausea, digestive issues, menopausal symptoms, infertility, smoking, inflammation, anxiety and many others.

How it works

Acupuncture is the insertion very fine, single use, sterile needles, into Acupuncture points. These points are on meridians that are found along the different parts of the body. The goal of Acupuncture is to create balance of the inter-related organ systems and to promote health and well-being.

This process stimulates the para-sympathetic nervous system communicating with the brain, nervous system and local area to promote blood flow and healing. This process is accompanied by general relaxation and biochemical restoration of the body’s internal regulation systems.

For Your Back Pain

A great majority of back pain is caused by strains to the muscles and ligaments of the lower back putting pressure on surrounding nerves causing pain and inflammation. Sudden or chronic back pain can happen when lifting something the wrong way, slips or falls or repeated postural strains causing muscle tears, spasms or ligament strains from the over exertion.

The pain is compounded when the muscles around the injured area tighten in an attempt to avoid painful movement and further injury. Increased inflammation can also result increasing the pain even more.

Acupuncture stimulates much needed blood flow and circulation into the injured and painful area to help repair the injured tissue, reduce inflammation and relax the spasming muscles. In addition, the acupuncture treatment will help to relax the sympathetic nervous system and promote a sense of over all well-being. Promoting relaxation helps in reducing the stress of being in pain so you and your back will feel great!