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Beat Back Pain With Acupuncture

Are you or someone you know suffering from back pain? Perhaps you have tried everything from opioid pain medications or muscle relaxers, chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage and only getting temporary relief.

In this blog, I will share with why you should try acupuncture immediately so you can get your life back. I will also share a case study at the end regarding how a patient I treated who was in so much pain, was out of work for 2 weeks, and could barely walk to having no back pain with acupuncture.

Can't work due to back pain?

Can't sleep due to back pain?

Feeling depressed due to back pain?

Not motivated to do the things you need to get done due to back pain?

Feeling frustrated that nothing is resolving your back pain?

Acupuncture For Back Pain

Whether back pain is due to injury or gradually got worse over time; acupuncture is very effective at reducing the pain, improving flexibility, and restoring proper function of the musculoskeletal system.

According to Chinese Medicine, when there is an obstruction of blood flow to an area of the body especially to the musculoskeletal system it will create pain. After an injury the damaged tissue will have difficulty recovering if there is a reduction of blood flow.

The body needs specific resources in order to heal and to maintain health. The body needs a proper electron charge and the building blocks like vitamins, minerals, and oxygen, which all travel via the blood. The body also needs to be functioning optimally with a healthy nervous system, vascular system, and all organ systems. If any of these systems are dysfunction, this will lead to problems that can contribute to chronic back pain.

How Does Acupuncture Work For Back Pain

Pain is due to poor blood flow and dysfunction vascular system that cannot bring the healing agents to the back. Acupuncture will increase the blood flow to the back and optimize the vascular system. Now all the healing agents can nourish the injured area and provide all the oxygen and building blocks it needs to heal.

Acupuncture For Chronic Back Pain

Even for chronic back pain is very effective. I see this daily in my clinic. Patients come in with years of chronic back pain and within 1 minute the pain is gone after acupuncture. Acupuncture disrupts the pain signals in the nervous system and stimulates the release of the bodies natural painkillers called endorphins and enkephalins.

Acupuncture Back Pain Points

In clinic I get the best results my choosing acupuncture back pain points that are distal from the back. The acupuncture points on the scalps are very effective at eliminating back pain fast. I also incorporate electro-acupuncture to treat back pain. I like to describe it acupuncture on steroids because it drastically increases the nervous system to dump painkillers and sending medicinal electrons into the body.

How Many Sessions Of Acupuncture For Back Pain?

Whether a patient has an acute or chronic back pain, I do a series of 12 treatments to knock down the pain as quickly as possible and the body can heal much faster. This treatment plan is optimized with 3 treatments per week, which provides the longest pain relief compared to coming in once or twice per week.

Acupuncture For Back Pain Side Effects

Acupuncture is very effective at reducing back pain and getting the body to heal. There aren't any side effects except on a rare occasion getting a small bruise. Or you might feel too relaxed to go back to work. Other than that, acupuncture is safe to for the treatment of back pain.

A Case Study How Acupuncture Beat Back Pain

Case Study: This patient came in for an acute injury of back pain while at work and has a history of mild back pain from a past motor vehicle injury. He came in bent forward and could barely walk. It was clear he was in a great deal of pain and hasn't been able to sleep either due to the back pain. He hadn't been able to work for 2 weeks and was getting chiropractic and massage with minimal pain relief. By his third treatment, his pain went from an 8 severity down to 3 and he was walking upright and able to sleep through the night. At the end of his first treatment plan his back pain 80% improved. By the end of his second treatment plan, his back pain 90% improved and his worst pain level was 1.

Wishing you a Vibrant Life!


PS-If you or someone you know struggles with back pain, I would like to gift you a FREE Freedom From Lower Pain Consultation. Together we can uncover any hidden blockages, discover the root cause, and have a plan of action. If you are interested, please contact me at (503) 515-7702.

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Stacy Spence, LAc., MSOM

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