Back Pain Treatment
When your back is inflamed because of a fall or something you cannot fathom, you cannot ignore the pain. Since the spine may be affected, it is wise to check out whether any of the vertebrae has gone out of sync. To understand what has gone wrong, a scan will help. If required, one may need an operation.
If you have pain because of improper posture, a slipped disc or an underlying cause, acupuncture works rather well. This is a non-traditional method to treat back pain. It may not be your first choice of treatment, but once you try this ancient Chinese treatment, you will never opt for anything else. Many physicians on a global footing are advocating this treatment as it has helped people of every age suffering from immense pain. The treatment can be traced back to over 2000 years ago. Acupuncture treatment is based on the flow of energy. If there is a lack of the right energetic flow in the body, this ancient Chinese treatment is the remedy.
Acupuncture treats every part of the body right from the central nervous system (brain and the spine) and beyond. The licensed professional finds a suitable medium in the body and inserts sterilized needles at strategic points. This can break the surface or go deeper depending on the extent of the problem. You may experience a slight tingling sensation once the procedure is underway. The needles don’t touch the bone but do touch deeper muscles or fat layers under the skin. This is kept on certain median points of the body for a good twenty to thirty minutes depending on the extent of damage to the areas. If required, the acupuncturist may warm the needles or charge them with the use of electricity on the needles after insertion.
The science behind acupuncture
The ancient Chinese treatment identifies thousands of points in the human body. These points, according to the science, are interconnected. Limited amounts of energy or ‘chi’ in the body result in problems like acute back pain. Sometimes people get these pains because of bad posture or due to an underlying problem in the body.
The narrowing of the lower part of the spine causes many pinched nerves. This also causes undue pain in the body resulting in a feeling of loss in the legs, irritable bowel movements, and swelling in the legs. Alternative treatment with acupuncture stimulates the nerves that are located in the muscles of the back. Through this stimulus, endorphins are released which reduces the excruciating pain.
Through a series of sessions (the treatment sessions varies depending on the extent of the problem), the inflammation and the pressure on the muscles and the joints are effectively reduced. The science deals with not only the pain but also the root cause of the problem as well.
The facts cannot be disputed about this ancient science. The results last for a long time. Instead of opting for a painkiller for temporary relief, opt for acupuncture.
Acupuncture is performed by licensed practitioners in Columbus, OH.
For more information about how acupuncture and other treatments can help you, please contact Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Steve Drugan,B.S., L.Ac., at 614.218.6287 or click here. Taking new patients in and around Columbus, Ohio.