Back Pain

Back Pain Treatment

What are the common symptoms and causes?

Back pain is very common nowadays, and every one will experience back pain least once in their life time. The severity varies a lot and the symptoms are often described as:

  • muscle cramping

  • burning, stabbing, sharp sensation

  • dull and chronic pain

  • shoots down the legs with numbness and weakness

The common causes are:

  • Muscle and ligaments strains

  • Muscle spasms and tension

  • Bulging, damaged disks

  • Fracture, trauma

  • Arthritis

  • Ruptured disks

  • Osteoporosis

  • Sciatica

How does acupuncture help treat it?

 

Acupuncture can reduce local muscle swelling and inflammation by inserting needles precisely at the trigger points or inflammation areas, increase local blood and chemicals circulation by activating acu-points on the body. For acute damage, needles can be used to resolve the knots and tension in the connective tissues immediately and greatly shorten the recovery time. For deep muscle tension and compression, needle is very effective as it can be used to alleviate the pressure deep inside; and for sciatica related conditions, needles are purposely inserted along the sciatica nerve pathway to either calm the nerve or activate them; for acute conditions with stagnation of blood and body liquids due to injury or posture, often those individuals have a hard time walking or moving after the incident, we use acupuncture plus suction tools to eliminate these stasis and muscle tension, individuals will feel a great relief right away.