Most people have enough to worry about right now with COVID-19 and wearing masks, but it can increase your unhappiness if you have pain. Conquering low back pain with acupuncture is much safer and healthier than surgery, and as I always say, try everything before you go under the knife.
Orthopedic acupuncture, notably the best form for conquering low back pain, involves first relaxing the lower back muscles and the hamstrings and mid-back. Think of it as a tug-of-war game between your muscles as they get tighter and pull. Tightness in other places can lead to sciatica, hip pain, and piriformis pain.
Conquering Low Back Pain With Acupuncture
Have you ever felt like arching your back or bending over to get a good stretch? That’s a signal that your muscles are screaming, “I’m stiff!” This can be the beginning of things like a bulging disc or a ruptured disc.
Remember, as a kid, you bent down more, ran more, and did many fun things more than we do as adults. All these activities helped you to stretch. We called it playing.
Now, we sit at desks, work from home, and watch more HBOMAX than we did before COVID-19. Even during these times, you can add orthopedic acupuncture to help with conquering your low back pain. It is a safer bet than a doctor’s office visit. At your acupuncture visit, we stretch and relax the stiff muscles before doing painless acupuncture.
Many times, low back pain, especially sciatica, has radiating pain or numbness. This can feel like pins and needles in your leg, even a dull ache. It’s also important to treat this area with neurological acupuncture.
Sciatica And Disc Problems
Orthopedic acupuncture utilizes locations near the spine for back problems. In this way, we’re treating the dermatome getting the neurological treatment too. With a bulging disc or ruptured disc, this treatment relieves the muscles’ pressure on the nerves allowing the muscle to relax and the disc not to press on the nerves.
When the disc is ruptured, there’s still fluid inside it that can act as a cushion in many cases. The fluid also will close the rupture with time and rejuvenate itself. In this case, acupuncture is your rescuer because it relaxes the muscles and takes the pressure off the nerves at the same time.
Faster Healing And Reduced Pain
Using bracketing style acupuncture, a type of Orthopedic acupuncture can restore disc and low back problems including sciatica. Adding Prolotherapy can speed your healing and reduce your pain. Acupuncture injections also known as Prolotherapy are natural substances not western steroids.
Conquering low back pain with acupuncture can happen quickly or take time, depending on your problem. Health insurance covers it at our office either under ‘acupuncture benefits’ or “physical therapy – dry needling [acupuncture]. Also, the Veteran administration is happy to refer you to us too.