Acupuncture Eases Low Back Pain

Low back pain accounts for more work loss and disability in the United States than any other single ailment and is the second leading reason a person will seek medical treatment.  Georgetown University Center of Aging reports some 83 million days of work are lost per year due to back pain.  Weekend warriors, who go out and exercise a lot after being inactive all week, are more likely to suffer painful back injuries.  Having a job that exerts too much force on your back, like heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling, particularly when this involves twisting can lead to injury and back pain.  An inactive job or a desk job,  sitting all day in an uncomfortable chair, sitting at a workstation that is not correctly arranged or adjusted to fit you may also lead to or contribute to back pain.  Poor posture or slouching can exaggerates your back’s natural curves, which can lead to back muscle fatigue and injury.

Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth, U.K., analyzed dozens of studies from around the world on acupuncture for low back pain.   “For people with chronic low back pain, this analysis shows that acupuncture is clearly effective in providing considerable pain relief,” says Eric Manheimer, study author and director of database and evaluation for the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine. “The research also showed that acupuncture provided true pain relief. The benefit was not just due to the placebo effect.”

The main focus of Jade River Acupuncture is pain relief, pain reduction and pain management.    We feature a unique, yet recognized style of acupuncture known as the “Balanced Method” or “Distal Point Acupuncture”.   At times, the effects of Balanced Method can produce instantaneous rapid results making it an invaluable treatment for the pain management.   Acupuncture is cost-effective and is covered by the major insurance health plans; we are a provider for most insurance health plan.

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