Lower Back Pain? Try Acupuncture

There are many ways to address lower back pain, the most common musculoskeletal condition in the world. There are many potential treatment methods to manage lower back pain, but not every conventional therapy yields long-term results. This is why many patients turn to Northern Medical Center for help through both our experienced medical staff and the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques, including acupuncture.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicinal therapeutic process with origins that trace back to approximately 3,000 years ago. Thin metallic needles are gently inserted into specific areas of your body — in this case, your lower back — to activate or improve the flow of qi, which is your life force or life energy. Qi is pronounced as “chee.”

When performed by board-certified and licensed acupuncturists, acupuncture has been shown to improve various ailments and medical problems. For practitioners, it’s about activating 361 acupoints to tap into more than 2000 pathways throughout your body.

So, what are some of the benefits of acupuncture?

Benefits of Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain

Improved Sleep

People with back pain often experience problems sleeping. A lack of proper sleep has been linked to high blood pressure, stress, obesity, depression, and heart disease. Acupuncture has been shown to improve sleep for patients by relieving pressure on their lower back.

Less Stress

High amounts of stress are a major cause of back pain. The build-up of that stress leads to tension. A sudden move is often all that’s needed to cause back pain. Many people state they feel less stressed, much calmer, and more relaxed after just one acupuncture session.

May Reduce Lower Back Pain

Think of acupuncture as a method of activating your nervous system. Once the acupoints on your back are activated, your nervous system will release chemicals through your spinal cord to your lower back muscles. In turn, your lower back pain becomes less severe.

Non-Surgical Method

Acupuncture is a non-surgical solution to lower back pain. The process is done in a very calming and relaxing atmosphere. For individuals looking for a holistic solution to back pain, acupuncture is a less expensive solution compared to the high costs of surgery or prescription painkillers.

Book Your Appointment Today

At the Traditional Chinese Medicine Department of Northern Medical Center in Middletown, NY, our team focuses on customizing solutions to improve your well-being.

To book your acupuncture appointment today, please call us at (845) 800-9183 or use our contact page.

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