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Types of Back Pain and How Acupuncture Can Help

Back pain, whether acute or chronic, can range from uncomfortable to debilitating. Mild, moderate, or severe pain can prevent you from living life to the fullest because it makes it so difficult and uncomfortable to perform everyday tasks. For many people, treatments are a nightmare. Some things may provide temporary relief, but nothing seems to address the pain. 

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If you struggle with sciatica, or back pain, consider acupuncture. Acupuncture is a minimally invasive treatment option that shows promising results for chronic and acute pain. Read on to learn more about how acupuncture can help. 

Types of Back Pain 

There are many different causes and types including:

  • Lower back pain

  • Spine Lumbar

  • Sciatica

  • Herniated Disk

  • Muscle sprains

  • Pinched Nerves

The Source of Pain is Not Always Clear 

One of the reasons back and spinal conditions are so difficult to address is because there is not always a clear source of pain. In some cases, the reason is obvious. For example, if you were in an accident that strained your back or neck, or if you have a herniated disk. Other times, pain persists long past an injury, or the initial source is not clear. The longer you live in pain, the stronger the pain pathways become, and the harder it is to treat it. Even if there is no anatomical reason, your pain is real and you need relief.

How Acupuncture Helps Treat Pain 

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine that uses tiny needles to activate acupoints. The ancient idea behind acupuncture is that it helps reset your body’s energy to resolve several issues. Western medicine has found that it is highly effective for treating pain, especially back pain. In fact, pain in the back and sciatica are the top reasons people seek out acupuncture. A comprehensive review of 22 studies found that it provides relief for chronic pain and that it can serve as an excellent alternative or complementary treatment. 

Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system, releasing pain-reducing chemicals and promoting bodily changes that help reduce pain. 

Acupuncture Treatment in Suffolk County 

For a minimally invasive treatment option, look no further than Integrative Family Wellness in Smithtown. Our experienced practitioners will work with you to create a personalized plan that addresses your back pain. Schedule your acupuncture appointment in Long Island by contacting IFW today HERE