Back pain has become more prevalent in today’s modern age where sedentary desk work is the new norm. Studies have shown that acupuncture is effective specifically for acute and chronic back pain. In most cases, it is a relatively straightforward condition to diagnose and treat with acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. It’s common for patients with back pain to feel relief with only a few sessions.
To get to the root of the problem, we dig deeper regarding the type of pain and how it feels, what time of day is the worst, and what movements make the pain better or worse. We use all that data to inform our treatments, choosing therapies for each patient dependent on their specific pattern. We also educate the patient as to next steps, and have a large referral network of other practitioners (physical therapy, chiropractic, massage etc.) if we feel another therapy would be beneficial.