Acupuncture May Ease Chronic Back Pain

Acupuncture Helps Mesa, AZ Residence with their Chronic Low Back Pain

Back pain is an all too common and sometimes debilitating disorder. Fifty percent of Americans admit to having low back pain symptoms each year. Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide.  Back pain may occur suddenly after an injury such or it may occur gradually over time. There are several structures that can be prone to injury. A back injury may involve the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. When these structures are injured it is known as a sprain/strain type of injury. Other causes of back pain may involve the intervertebral discs. The discs are located in-between the vertebral bodies and act as a cushion. These discs are subject to injury such as herniation or bulging, as well as disc deterioration. Other forms of back pain may include degeneration of the vertebras, known as arthritis. These are just a few of the different injuries that may occur. Whatever the cause of the back pain there are many treatment options to help alleviate the discomfort. Some natural treatment options for back pain include chiropractic manipulation, physical therapy, soft tissue techniques and acupuncture.

One natural and effective treatment option for back pain is acupuncture. Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that has been utilized for thousands of years. It involves the insertion of sterile, thin needles into specific points on the body. A study looked at the effectiveness of acupuncture versus conventional care for low back pain. In the study half of the patients with back pain received acupuncture, while the other half received medication. The study found that those who received acupuncture had a 47% improvement in pain levels and function; compared to 27% improvement in pain and function in those who received conventional treatments. If you are looking for a safe and natural way to manage your back pain acupuncture may benefit you. Below is some additional information on the use of acupuncture for back pain. To schedule an appointment call  Natural Health Chiropractic at (480) 222- 2129.


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