Back pain is one of the common chronic diseases affecting people of any age, due to several different reasons. Nearly 8 out of 10 people seek medical treatment for back pain at some point in their life. The human back is composed of a complex structure of muscles, ligaments, disks, tendons, and bones that support the functionality of the body and enable the body to move without any strain. If any such structure of the body gets damaged, you will suffer from back pain. The condition of back pain can be a result of injuries caused by accidents, muscle spasms, herniated disc, fracture of the spine, osteoporosis, arthritis, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spinal cord abscess, etc. Such problems can cause disability and affect almost 80% of adults. If you too are suffering from back pain, it is advised to seek back pain acupuncture to cure the injury and relieve the pain.

What is Acupuncture and how does it help in Healing Back Pain?

Acupuncture is a very effective therapy to reduce back pain. It is an ancient practice that involves inserting very thin needles at specific points on a person’s skin. This process aims at balancing the energy of the body and reducing inflammation. The treatment is administered by trained and licensed acupuncturists, who were trained in both Western and traditional Chinese medicine for more than 6 years.

Acupuncture is one of the safest Chinese medicinal treatments and a great option for treating back pain as well as other health problems such as neck pain, tendonitis and osteoarthritis/knee pain. It helps in reducing the physical and mental stress that can be a major cause of health issues. By needling the acupuncture points, the nervous system of the body gets stimulated and releases chemicals such as endorphin, serotonin and dopamine in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain, removes toxins from the body, and regulates hormone levels, thereby normalizing the functioning nerves and hormones. The improved energy level in the body promotes physical and emotional well-being in the life of an individual.

The treatment of acupuncture not only calms your body, but it also relaxes it from worldly pressure, keeping you refreshed. The course of the treatment includes 10 to 12 sessions, but it varies from person to person. While some people require more sessions, others need less, depending on body and mind conditions.

Since acupuncture is one of the most sought-after treatments over conventional medicine for back pain and arthritis, it is very important to note that, if you are pregnant, wearing a pacemaker, or had implantation surgery, you should inform your acupuncturist before undergoing acupuncture treatment. There are different protocols for pregnant women and people with pace maker, it would be safer to find acupuncturist who treated those conditions before.

Author's Bio: 

Li Zheng is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and a graduate of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine with 11 years of formal training, including 6 years of residency. She holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the US and is a Harvard Medical School-trained researcher and a professor at the New England School of Acupuncture. Her two practices are located in Needham, MA and Boca Raton, FL. She has 26 years of clinical experience. Here she is sharing the information about Acupuncture For Back Pain .