Acupuncture for Back Pain

Acupuncture for Back Pain

Millions of people suffer with low back pain, the pain that usually starts from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine which the pain may radiate to the legs or feet and arms or hands, the accompanied symptoms might include numbness, tingling, and weakness.

How does acupuncture work for Back Pain

Researchers from University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Peninsula Medical School research showed that acupuncture provided true pain relief, the effects of acupuncture provided definite pain relief in the short-term and this relief appeared to be sustained over the longer term. Patients experienced that acupuncture not only reduced pain intensity, but also reported improvements in the disability that often results from back pain and therefore in their quality of life. Acupuncture moves the stagnant energy and blood stasis to relieve the symptoms. Acupuncture is also effective in treating lumber problems, it increases blood flow to the involved area and helps reduce inflammation at the site to allow more room for the nerve root exit spinal column without being pinched, thus eliminates or gets rid of the pain in local or radiating areas.

Course of treatment

There are 10-15 acupuncture sessions in one course of treatment. Treatment frequency depends on individual condition. Chinese herbs work synergistically with acupuncture.

For more information please contact Dr. Shan Kong at Acupuncture and Chinese Medical Center Ann Arbor, Michigan at (734) 276-3432.