Back Pain is a very common problem, it affects 80% of all individuals at some time in their lives. It is one of the top reasons people seek medical care. Low back pain can become a chronic or ongoing problem.

How back pain happens.  Continue reading…. John Hopkins Medicine

There are many possible causes for back pain. Improper lifting, sudden movements or traumatic injury can result in strained muscles or ligaments. Other culprits can include arthritis, structural abnormalities of the spine or the disks between the vertebrae bulging or rupturing and pressing on a nerve. Depending on the specific diagnosis, back pain is generally treated with medications, physical therapy, or chiropractic care and in some cases, surgery.

A more natural approach

 Practitioners of Acupuncture and TCM ( Traditional Chinese Medicine) view back pain in another way. An acupuncturist will not only work to relieve your symptoms, but will also aim to find and treat the root cause of your pain. A German study published in Archives of Internal Medicine  covered the largest and most rigorous trial ever undertaken to investigate the analgesic effects of acupuncture versus traditional medical approaches to relieve lower back pain. This study involved 1,802 patients and 13,475 treatments and concluded that acupuncture “constituted a strong treatment alternative to multimodal conventional therapy, giving physicians a promising and effective treatment option for chronic lower back pain.”

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