27 Feb Can Acupuncture relieve Back Pain?
Yes, acupuncture can relieve your back pain.
A common cause of back pain is lumbar sprains and strains. This is because the lower back is more vulnerable to strains due to twisting and bending. When the muscle fibers are over-stretched or torn, a strain or sprain occurs. This can be the result of inflammation and soon pain follows, accompanied by cramping and reduced range of motion. If you have burning pain, this is an indication of nerve involvement.
Reasons for Back Pain
Back pain can be the result of an injury to a muscle, ligament, tendon or bone in your back. Overuse can compromise blood flow to the area causing tension and pain. Another common reason is a strain or sprain. A sprain refers to damage to a ligament, while a strain refers to muscle damage.
A common cause of pain or injury in these cases can be due to –
- RSI (or Repetitive Stress Injury)
- A Sports Injury or Car Accident – (Musculoskeletal Injury)
- Poor Posture
- Nerve Impingement (Radiculopathy)
- Herniated Disk
- Osteoarthritis or Spondylosis (Disk Degeneration)
How Acupuncture Can Help Relieve Your Pain
Many people take over the counter drugs to relieve pain, but that is only temporary. Now, you don’t have to bear unbearable pain because Acupuncture is a highly effective treatment for both acute and chronic pain.
An acupuncturist would insert long thin needles into your body. The precise points of insertion are chosen depending on your injury or what is being treated. The needles are placed at points that are connected to the nervous system, to trigger a response from it. The needles indicate, to the brain and the nervous system, the areas that need attention. The nervous system responds by releasing endorphins and other neurochemicals, the body’s natural painkillers.
Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities by normalizing nerve and hormone function with biochemical balance. Acupuncture also increases blood flow to the injured or painful area to promote healing. In addition, it relaxes the surrounding muscles in the injured area to reduce pain.