Acupuncture for Back Pain

February 19, 2016 by Ann Rea, Phoenix Acupuncturist

Pain image for blogAcute Back Pain
Acupuncture is very effective for acute (sudden onset) back pain. Sometimes this pain comes on with little to no apparent cause. You bend over, reach for something, get up off the toilet, or just getting dressed may “throw out your back” Other times you lift something heavy, and you feel something pop. These are all forms of acute back pain. The pain is usually severe and you can barely function. You don’t need an MRI to tell you something is wrong. The first thing you should do is call you acupuncturist who will help you resolve the acute pain and then develop a game plan to keep you pain free in the future.

Chronic Back Pain
It is not unusual for patients to come in complaining about back pain they have had for years (that’s the definition of chronic, lasting months or years). Sometimes even this type of pain can be cleared up in just a few sessions. We are experts in treating chronic back pain.

When treating back pain with acupuncture, we are unique in that we are skilled in multiple methods of pain treatment including: distal needling (Balance Method), dry needling, electro acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, as well as corrective exercise and stretching recommendations. We expect our patients to get results; therefore we evaluate each patient individually, and apply the technique most suitable for YOU. You are a unique individual, therefore the treatment for you needs to be customized for your needs and goals.

With our varied methodologies, we are very successful at treating back pain. Whether it be from an injury, arthritis, overuse, the result of medical interventions, you name, we can treat it. If you have any questions about your back pain condition, schedule an appointment. 602-955-5444,

Ann & Emily

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