Acupuncture is an effective treatment to alleviate back pain…
…and its related symptoms, including stiffness and aching along the spine, lower back, sudden sharp pain, particularly after activity or heavy lifting, chronic pain aggravated by sitting or standing for a continuous period, muscle spasms, difficulty moving, numbness or tingling, sciatica and pain that radiates down the leg.
A study analysis conducted at the University of Maryland School of Medicine concluded that acupuncture reduced back pain more effectively than standard treatments and that the pain relief was “significant.”
“They found acupuncture provided definite pain relief in the short-term, and this pain relief appeared to be sustained over the longer term.”
What you should know about acupuncture and back pain.
If you suffer from back pain, there is an alternative to medication, surgical procedures, physical therapy, steroid injections, and chiropractic care.
Were you aware that:
- Back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical treatment and the top reason individuals visit acupuncturists.
- Each year nearly 50% of adults experience back pain.
- According to the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately 916,000 spinal surgeries are performed each year in the United States to treat back pain.
- The National Committee for Quality Assurance determined that back pain is the number one reason for activity limitation among young adults.
- Acupuncture has nearly 2,000 years of clinical history.
- Acupuncture is one of the most holistic systems of medicine available today.
- Acupuncture has no inherently dangerous or troublesome side effects.
- Americans make nearly 15 million visits to acupuncture practitioners per year.
How to choose an acupuncturist:
Not all acupuncturists are created equal!
Acupuncture is one of the fastest growing modalities in the United States and more and more health and medical practitioners are jumping on the bandwagon.
A qualified acupuncturist has accrued over 3,000 hours of acupuncture and Chinese medicine education, which is between three and four years of schooling.
Unfortunately, more than 50% of acupuncturists in the US have a mere 300 hours of acupuncture training or less.
Only licensed and fully qualified acupuncturists are included on our site. To find a practitioner and get started on the path to optimal health and wellness, search our directory of acupuncturists.