Acupuncture for Back Pain

At some point in life, everyone deals with lower back pain. If you are lucky, you just get it occasionally “when the weather changes.” People with spinal hernias and injuries can suffer from lower back pain year round. No matter which category you fall into, you know that experiencing that type of pain even for a few minutes can bring tears to your eyes—and those are not tears of joy! If you want to get rid of your back pain for good with acupuncture, Strength & Vitality Wellness Center offers acupuncture for back pain in Baltimore, Towson, Timonium, Rockville, Columbia and the Baltimore metro area.

How do YOU manage your chronic back pain?

Western medicine has plenty of “remedies” for lower back pain, from back braces to icy-hot rubs and painkillers. But endless visits to the chiropractor only provide temporary relief and add up to some hefty medical bills eventually. If you are tired of getting nowhere with the treatment your doctor prescribes, it’s time to try something new.

Why Acupuncture for Back Pain Works

As we’ve seen with many of our clients, acupuncture for back pain works for both immediate back pain relief and as a long-term pain management strategy. We can provide relief from chronic pain issues as well as acute pain. Eastern medicine views pain as blocked energy that physically manifests itself as pain or discomfort. Acupuncture helps release this energy and restore the flow, thus relieving the pain.

Keep in mind, that acupuncture needles are not inserted directly in the skin on your back. Instead, they are placed along the Qi energy channels responsible for the feeling in your back. Hands and head are some of the areas where we might use needles for lower back pain, but the exact spot and the number of needles will depend on the location and severity of your pain.

Take a look at how we’ve helped Michele kick her lower back pain down a notch in just a few minutes.

Will There be Any Side Effects?

The wonderful thing about acupuncture is that it can precisely target the origin of your pain. You can’t be allergic to acupuncture or “overdo” it. Different people have different sensations when the needles are inserted, but most don’t even feel them go in. As for the side effects, you can experience a few positive ones, like overall mental clarity and stress relief. As far as back pain treatments go, acupuncture is one of the most safe ones you can try.

Are you suffering from back pain and want to see what acupuncture can do for you? Contact us for a free consultation.

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