Acupuncture for Low Back Pain
More than 25% of Americans have experienced low back pain within the last three months. Much of that suffering is unnecessary.
Whether your pain is from injury, stress, or too much time in the car or at the computer, acupuncture is a safe and effective way to
How Acupuncture Helps
Acupuncture is an effective and powerful method of reducing or eliminating low back pain. Here’s how it helps:
Decreases transmission of pain signals to the brain
Acupuncture directly affects the endocrine and nerve systems. These are the messengers that carry sensations of pain to the brain. By calming this activity, we reduce the experience of pain as we might with pain relievers such as ibuprofen.
Reduces muscle tension
Very often, low back pain results from muscles that are tense and tight. Tight muscles give us that dull, achy sensation. When a tight muscle contracts around a nerve, we experience that sharp, electric sensation. Acupuncture helps these muscles to relax, which starts to address the root cause of the pain.
Increases blood circulation
Finally, acupuncture helps to facilitate good blood flow. Proper blood circulation helps to nourish and heal damaged muscle tissue, which means that we’re not just masking the pain, we’re actually helping the body to heal itself.
Are you ready for relief?
If you’re ready to say good-bye to your low back pain, make an appointment online or give us a call at (916) 444-2177.