Acupuncture for Back Pain
It is an alarming fact that 8 out of 10 Americans will experience back pain problems sometime in their life.
Back pain is more common in women than men. Nearly third of women experience back pain compared to quarter of males.
Over 30% of men acknowledges back pain impact their work compared to 20 % of women.
9 out of 10 patients never know the cause of their back pain.
The good news is, Acupuncture is one of the most effective treatments for back pain and it is also the #1 reason for people to look for acupuncture treatments. Many patients have reported complete healing or great improvement to their lower, upper or middle back pain issues with acupuncture treatments.
Guidelines from the American Pain Society and American College of Physicians say doctors should consider acupuncture as an alternative therapy for patients with chronic low-back pain that’s not helped by conventional treatment.
Acupuncture involves inserting very thin, sterile needles at specific points on the body. These points that are connected by what’s called energy meridians, are stimulated through acupuncture needles and provides stagnant energy to flow normally. This provides the body to heal the underlying cause of pain.