You Need This Treatment- Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

You Need This Treatment: Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

  • Muscle tightness or spasms

  • Limited mobility or stiffness

  • Tingling or numbness that can be felt all the way down the leg

  • Aching pain
  • Disc Herniation – the discs of the spine are used to cushion the vertebrae for shock absorption. Herniated discs happen when the outer layer of a disc on the spine tears or even ruptures. If there is a herniated disc/s in the lower back, it is likely that you will also feel pain in the legs and buttocks.

  • Degenerative Disc Disease – this happens naturally as we age causing the discs of the spine to dry out and become less effective at shock absorption.

  • Sciatica – this is caused by pinching of the sciatic nerve that runs from the lower back down the legs. It is common in those that have a herniated disc that is pushing on the sciatic nerve.

  • Spinal Stenosis – this happens when there is pressure on the spinal nerves and cord due to the spinal canal narrowing. This can cause back pain, tingling and numbness, and muscle frailty.

Acupuncture works for low back pain by:

  • Stimulating the nervous system – by placing acupuncture needles in strategic points, the acupuncture points stimulate and release natural chemicals into the brain, spinal cord, and muscles leading to a decrease in pain.

  • Neurotransmitters and neurohormones – your licensed acupuncturist will place acupuncture needles in the correct points for low back pain which will allow for the production of hormones which aid in regulating nerve function.

  • Releases natural chemicals – these chemicals in the body are normally only released during active trauma, however, with acupuncture needles on large area of the body, it is more likely for the body to release these natural pan relief chemicals. The best part is that these chemicals released are already naturally released in your body. Since this is the case, their compatibility with you and your body allows for your body to more effectively train their release in your body with regular acupuncture visits.

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