How does Acupuncture Work to Relieve Back Pain?

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Low back pain is one of the most common problems seen in the United States. Statistics show that about 150 million Americans suffer from acute or chronic low back pain.


The National Institute of Health states that back pain is one of the most frequent medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives.


Worldwide, back pain is the single leading cause of disability preventing many people from engaging in work as well as other typical activities.


At Modern Acupuncture, we are bringing awareness to the benefits of Acupuncture for the millions suffering from back pain. One of the most common reasons people seek out Acupuncture and visit our clinics is because they are experiencing back pain.


How Does Acupuncture Help with Back Pain?


Back pain can have many causes including improper lifting, poor posture, lack of regular exercise, and overuse. These issues can compound with time and lead to back pain conditions that include arthritis, degeneration, herniated discs, and pinched nerves.


"I pulled my back from lifting something heavy. It was so painful, I couldn’t even roll out of bed. I came in for my weekly session and let them know about my back and after the session… I felt relief. After a couple more sessions, I was back to my normal self." - Jennifer


"Neck and back pain surprisingly diminished and then vanished. Would not have believed it. But what a difference to live in a body that is not hurting constantly. The experience was great. And I will be returning to make sure the discomfort does not return." - David 


For many suffering from back pain, conventional treatments including pain medication, physical therapy, and surgery have not provided long-term relief without unwanted side effects. 


This is the reason why so many of our patients seek acupuncture treatment for the relief of chronic and acute low back pain. 


When a Licensed Acupuncturist stimulates Acupuncture points, they signal the central nervous system to release chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemical changes can release the body's natural painkillers and increase blood circulation to the specific lower back region. Throughout a consistent treatment plan, the body enhances these natural healing abilities and promotes effective pain relief and physical well-being.


The pain-relieving effects of Acupuncture have been well studied and continue to gain attention from the top research institutes around the world. 


Clinical trials consistently show that acupuncture is effective in treating back pain, especially for patients with chronic pain or who have failed to get an optimal response to more conventional therapies such as medications or physical therapy.


The American College of Physicians has issued a strong recommendation of using acupuncture as a first-line therapy for the treatment of low back pain.


At Modern Acupuncture, all of our Licensed Acupuncturists use evidence-based Acupuncture protocols that target your specific lower back pain condition. These protocols have allowed our clinics to achieve great results for those suffering from back pain. 


Acupuncture Minimizes Pain


Modern Acupuncture® is a natural pain relief solution and the leading provider of acupuncture in the U.S. The most studied theories show that acupuncture stimulates the body to release naturally produced “feel good” endorphins and stimulate the parasympathetic or “rest and digest” response in our body.

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