Acupuncture Treats Back Pain (Pain and Women’s Health Clinic in Anoka, MN)
Acupuncture for Back Pain
Acupuncture treats back pain due to many different causes. Often patients come in for low back pain and some have even avoided back surgery by having acupuncture as a last resort treatment.
Why Acupuncture for Back Pain?
Many get acupuncture treatment for back pain because they do not want to take pain medications or have surgery, are looking for a natural alternative medical treatment without any major side effects.
What types of Back Pain does Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture treats back pain due to Acute back pain, Arthritis, Bulged disc back pain, Chronic back pain, Back pain due to Congenital (since birth) disorders, Back pain due to narrowing of spinal canal (stenosis), Osteo-arthritis (degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” pain), Osteoporosis back pain, Osteopenia back pain,Degenerative disc back pain, Disc injury back pain, Fibromyalgia back pain, Herniated disc back pain, Lumbar back pain, Overuse back pain, Sacral pain, Scoliosis back pain, Slipped disc back pain, Spina bifida back pain, Spinal stenosis back pain, Upper back pain, Middle back pain, etc.
- Muscle tension back pain
- Overuse back pain
- Arthritis back pain
How does Acupuncture Treat Back Pain?
Acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s own healing system. It is often said that acupuncture is responsible for 20% of the healing and your body is responsible for the other 80%.
Acupuncture incites the body to release pain-relieving endorphins.
Acupuncture moves Qi and Blood in the body to decrease stagnation, stasis and improve circulation in the body.
Back Pain Care and Prevention Exercises
Back stretches, such as bridges and squats, exercise such as light walking, Tai Chi/ Chi gong/ Qi gong, or light Yoga stretches (like “Downward Facing Dog”) and keeping your weight down can all help prevent back pain or avoid re-aggravating the back.
Keeping the lower legs strong with exercises such as squats helps keep a strong foundation for holding up the back muscles.
Walking is great for the back due to the forward/backward swaying motion of the arms and because it can help keep the weight off the waist to reduce stress on the back.
Tai Chi/ Chi Gong and Yoga help avoid back pain by keeping the spine supple, especially if done routinely as we age. Think of Yoga as your oiling can to keep joints lubricated over time.
Back Pain Care and Prevention Tips at Work
Use Stand-up desk or work station, or at least improve the ergonomics.
Always lift with your legs and avoid twisting or awkward movements.
Get up and stretch every 20 minutes to avoid the sitting diseases.
How Many Acupuncture Treatments?
Frequency and amount of acupuncture treatments depends on many factors, especially how long you have suffered with back pain and how compliant you are with suggestions made by your practitioner.
Other important factors include lifestyle and how healthy you are overall, your age and how quickly your body responds to acupuncture.
Aleesha D Acupuncture treats back pain on a daily basis.
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Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc.
Aleesha is a licensed acupuncturist who owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic in Anoka, MN. She holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture. Aleesha specializes in treating Pain and Women’s Health. She first became interested in acupuncture when it cured her of chronic, debilitating migraine headaches. She is grateful for the pain relief acupuncture has provided her and is passionate about helping others just like herself achieve lasting pain relief.
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