Can Acupuncture Treat Chronic Back Pain?

There’s no one size fits all to treating chronic back pain. And that’s especially true when you take into consideration that 80 percent of adults are affected.

Fortunately, there are many treatment options available to you. While acupuncture may not be something you consider right away, it has the potential to relieve your pain and help you live a better life.

Lower back pain

The goal of acupuncture is to balance the flow of energy through your body. This is done by inserting fine needles into the pressure points located in the back.

The insertion of these needs activates the pressure points, which results in increased blood flow throughout the minimally vascular spinal region.

The hope is that more blood to the area will relieve or reduce the pain, while also targeting other symptoms of muscoskeletal disorders.

When suffering from chronic back pain, it’s critical to keep an open mind. Even if you have reservations about acupuncture — among other treatment methods — take the time to learn more about how it works, the benefits, and when to get started. 

Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna.