Are you only using Products and Pills for your Back Pain - It is Time that You Tried Acupuncture Treatments

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Do you suffer from back pain? You or someone you know likely deals with back pain on a regular basis. 


In the US, 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.


Side Effects with Conventional Treatment for Back Pain


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. 


Health care providers might recommend medications or other therapies that have outcomes that may affect your body in different ways and even your quality of life. 


Medications depend on the type of back pain. These might include pain relievers, like Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), muscle relaxants, and narcotics, Drugs containing opioids, such as oxycodone or hydrocodone. Each of these medications has their risk profile for unwanted side effects and potential long-term addiction and withdrawal effects. 


Other common procedures for back pain include cortisone injections to decrease local inflammation or various types of surgery to create space within the spine. For some cases, these invasive procedures may be needed, but for many patients the pain continues long term. 


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. 


How Acupuncture Works Naturally for Back Pain


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. 


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.


At Modern Acupuncture, all of our Licensed Acupuncturists use evidence-based Acupuncture protocols that target your specific back pain condition. These protocols have allowed our Acupuncturists to achieve great results and maintain these results long-term, naturally. Visit your local Modern Acupuncture clinic to learn more. 


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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