Whether chronic or due to a sudden muscle strain, low back pain can be debilitating and inhibit your day-to-day life. There are countless treatment methods that many swear by, and one natural treatment method we recommend considering is acupuncture. Below we walk you through the basics of acupuncture how it can help alleviate low back pain.
Note: it is important you know the cause of your low back pain before you attempt any and all treatment methods. Low back pain can be a sign of an injury or condition that needs treatment.
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years. This popular practice is based on maintaining a healthy flow of vital energy—known as qi—through the meridians of the body. These meridians flow from head to toe and acupuncture aims to unblock that energy flow or refocus the energy on areas of the body that need it.
Acupuncture and Low Back Pain
A licensed acupuncturist will insert needles into specific qi meridians on the body which help relieve tension, pressure, overall pain in the lower back, and promote healing. Some acupuncture points for lower back pain include behind the knees, feet, lower back, hands, hips, and stomach.
Many patients feel relief after their first session, but the best way to get the most out of acupuncture is to schedule regular sessions. Like many treatment methods, a single acupuncture session will likely not produce long-lasting results.
A Multi-Treatment Approach
The best way to treat low back pain is a multi-treatment approach. Once you discover the cause of your low back pain, we recommend you meet with a licensed professional to get a list of treatment methods specific to your low back pain, needs, and lifestyle. Many patients prefer a multi-treatment approach, like chiropractic and acupuncture, to help alleviate low back pain.
Acupuncture for Low Back Pain in South Denver
If you would like more information or would like to try acupuncture, chiropractic, massage or natural supplements for your low back pain, contact Arapahoe Chiropractic & Acupuncture today! We are located in Centennial, Colorado and have patients throughout the Denver Metro Area.
BY: Dr. Friedman
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