Back and Low Back Pain

Back and Low Back Pain

Do you know Back and Low Back Pain is one of the most common reasons for visiting a doctor? There are millions of people suffer with Back and Low Back Pain and research shown from 60 to 80% of people will have it during their lifetime worldwide.

Do you know for most people with back pain a specific cause can't be found? Yet, the most common cause of Low Back Pain is muscle or ligament strains.

Research shown the total annual cost in the United States for health care and lost productivity caused by Low Back Pain is nearly $100 billion. Although most people aware the history of Acupuncture and realize its' effectiveness is proven by the long history, still, we often see patients come to us after have already spent time and money trying other A to Z range of therapies. This might be caused by the fear of needles, and the fact Acupuncture is not covered by the universal health care system.

So, how does acupuncture work for Back and Low Back Pain? In general it follows the principles of traditional Chinese medicine to improve local energy flows and to balance underlying internal organs. Meridians might be in cause of back pain include:

  • GB = gallbladder meridian;
  • UB = urinary bladder meridian;
  • LV = liver meridian;
  • KD = kidney meridian;
  • SP = spleen;

and sometime Chinese herbal medicine must be considered, for example for patients who suffer from definite kidney energy deficiencies.

There are many clinical researches supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture treating Low Back Pain. One research conducted by the University of Maryland Medical Center evaluated the effects of acupuncture both in the short-term (defined as three weeks after the last acupuncture treatment) as well as in the longer term. They found acupuncture provided definite pain relief in the short-term, and this relief appeared to be sustained over the longer term.

At Great Wall Health Centre, we encourage people to try acupuncture treatment as early as possible, and begin to strengthening local muscle for a stronger core when able. Contact us today for a faster recovery from your Back Pain and begin to enjoy the activities you love, again.