Acupuncture for Back Pain

For thousands of years, acupuncture has been a safe, natural, drug-free method for providing immediate and long-lasting benefits, especially relieving pain. The treatment is common today, with approximately 10 million Americans scheduling acupuncture sessions each year.

If you suffer from back pain, contact Body Mind Wellness Acupuncture today! As a team, our goal is to help you feel better, heal and balance the body and soul, look your best and laugh again.

Common Causes of Back Pain

According to the Mayo Clinic, “back pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide.” It’s no wonder, then, why back pain is the most common reason people seek medical treatment.

Back pain ranges from a dull, constant ache to sudden, sharp pain. It can come on suddenly from an accident or fall or develop over time because of a disease or disorder.

Types of back pain include:

  • Acute back pain
  • Subacute back pain
  • Chronic back pain

Other common situations that contribute to back pain include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, pregnancy, and past back injuries.

Acupuncture for Back Pain Relief

Other common situations that contribute to back pain include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, pregnancy, and past back injuries.

If you suffer from back pain, you’ve likely searched for a treatment to alleviate your discomfort. There are several reasons to consider undergoing acupuncture to find the relief you need.

Here are some of the ways acupuncture can help your back pain:

  • Releases natural healing chemicals and opioids – Acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system, which triggers the release of chemicals like serotonin and endorphins into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals can help relieve a person’s back pain. Acupuncture also helps release natural opioids in the body, and these chemicals help lessen any discomfort experienced.
  • Removes blockages in the body – Ancient Chinese medicine practices believe that pain occurs when a person’s energy channels are blocked. Acupuncture removes these blockages, allowing the energy to flow smoothly throughout the body and thereby supporting total body wellness.
  • Changes the chemistry in the brain – Acupuncture helps change the brain by altering the neurotransmitters that work to stimulate or decrease nerve impulses or by releasing the neurohormones that improve the body’s functioning.

In addition to relieving pain, the other reported results from acupuncture include:

  • Relieves stress – Stress often contributes to back pain. You feel strain and tension in your back when you’re stressed, even without realizing it. Acupuncture promotes relaxation, calmness, and an improved mood.
  • Improves sleep – People who suffer from chronic back pain typically have difficulty getting into a comfortable sleeping position, leading to restlessness and sleepless nights. Since acupuncture relieves pain and discomfort, patients report being able to get a good night’s sleep!
  • Reduces the need for medication and sometimes surgery – Acupuncture doesn’t involve using any medicines. Instead, the treatment may lessen the need for drugs or surgery.

How Many Acupuncture Treatments Do You Need?

Each person is different. Therefore, your severity, symptoms, and circumstances determine each acupuncture treatment plan. Patients with more frequent treatments during the acute phases of their back pain can taper their appointments as symptoms recede.

Call Body Mind Wellness Acupuncture Today!

If you’re suffering from pain, call Body Mind Wellness Acupuncture today! We take the time to listen to your health concerns and provide honest answers and natural solutions. Your treatment is individual and tailored to your specific needs and circumstances. As a team, our goal is to help you feel better, heal and balance the body and soul, look your best and laugh again.