At Modern Acupuncture, we are on a mission to help millions of Americans relieve their back pain issues. Whether you are living a physically strenuous lifestyle, that involves weekend warrior events, or are sedentary and need to start moving, we are here to help with your back pain.
All of our acupuncturists at Modern Acupuncture have a Masters or Doctorate and over 1600 hours of classroom and clinical experience; accounting for over 3-5 years of training. We specialize further in treating back pain by utilizing an evidence-based acupuncture protocol that shows positive results for back pain.
Back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the United States. It can range from a dull, constant ache to sudden, sharp pain.
Anyone can have back pain, but several factors increase the chances of developing back pain. These factors can involve both types of lifestyles, one that is strenuously active and the other that is mostly sedentary.
Fitness level: Back pain is more common among people who are not physically fit due to weight muscular support for the spine. Back pain is also more likely in those that exercise too strenuously resulting in overuse injuries.
Weight gain: An inactive lifestyle and poor diet can lead to weight gain around the abdomen or even obesity. Excess weight around the waist puts strain on the lower spine and increases back pain symptoms. Acupuncture may help weigh in on your metabolic balance and the back pain often associated with gaining weight.
Activity-related risk factors: Jobs and sports that require heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, or twisting can injure the back. Being too overly active without proper time for recovery can increase back pain risks. Inversely, a desk job may also play a role, especially if you have poor posture or sit all day in an uncomfortable chair.
Clinical trials consistently show that acupuncture is effective in treating back pain, especially for patients with chronic back pain or who have failed to get an optimal response to more conventional therapies such as medications or physical therapy.
The modern scientific explanation is that needling in precise acupuncture points, stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain, including endorphins, encephalin (a type of endorphin), and other neurochemicals. These natural chemicals may either change the pain experience or trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones that influence your body's own internal regulating system.
This natural healing process ultimately aims to naturally reduce back pain symptoms and train the body and brain to perceive less and less pain over time. While other conventional therapies mask the pain symptoms for a short while, Acupuncture works to treat the root cause.
Back pain can affect all lifestyles, from the most physically fit, to those that don't exercise. Acupuncture is a highly studied, highly effective therapy that can provide back pain relief for all lifestyles. This ancient therapy has stood the test of time and continues to gain popularity as an alternative to conventional treatments of medicine and surgery.
No matter your lifestyle, make it a priority to visit your local Modern Acupuncture clinic to experience the pain relief you truly deserve.
Our Licensed Acupuncturists are here to help.
Modern Acupuncture® is a natural pain relief solution and the leading provider of Acupuncture in the U.S. The most studied theories show that Acupuncture stimulates the body to release naturally produced “feel good” endorphins and stimulate the parasympathetic or “rest and digest” response in our body.