Do you know for most people with back pain a specific cause can’t be found? Yet, the most common cause of Low Back Pain is muscle or ligament strains.
Research shown the total annual cost in the United States for health care and lost productivity caused by Low Back Pain is nearly $100 billion. Although most people aware of the history of Acupuncture and realize its’ effectiveness is proven by the long history, still, we often see patients come to us after having already spent time and money trying other A to Z range of therapies. This might be caused by the fear of needles, and the fact Acupuncture is not covered by the universal health care system.
So, how does acupuncture work for Back and Low Back Pain? In general, it follows the principles of traditional Chinese medicine to improve local energy flows and to balance underlying internal organs. Meridians might be in the cause of back pain include:
- GB = gallbladder meridian;
- UB = urinary bladder meridian;
- LV = liver meridian;
- KD = kidney meridian;
- SP = spleen;
and sometimes Chinese herbal medicine must be considered, for example for patients who suffer from definite kidney energy deficiencies.
There are many clinical types of research supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating Low Back Pain. One research conducted by the University of Maryland Medical Center evaluated the effects of acupuncture both in the short-term (defined as three weeks after the last acupuncture treatment) as well as in the longer term. They found acupuncture provided definite pain relief in the short-term, and this relief appeared to be sustained over the longer term.
At Huatuo clinic, we encourage people to try acupuncture treatment as early as possible and begin to strengthening local muscles for a stronger core when able. Contact us today for the quickest recovery from your Back Pain and begin to enjoy the activities you love, again.