Are you one of the 150 Million Americans that report symptoms of back pain every year. Peoples pain may not last long term but that doesn’t take away from the fact that half of working Americans will experience back pain. Experts estimate that 80% of the population will have back pain at some point in their life. That is a sad statistic but an accurate one. So what are all these people going to do to treat their back pain? There are many options available but I want to focus on the best option and that is acupuncture.
Lower back pain is the number one reported reason for people to try and use acupuncture. Acupuncture is an effective means of treatment for both acute and/or chronic low back pain. By inserting small thin needles in the body your body will naturally release serotonin and endorphins that will relieve the body of painful symptoms while the body starts to heal itself. It’s true, you can start feeling relief right away. Everybody is different so the results do vary from person to person. What has been found through different studies is that over an eight week period acupuncture relieved pain in patients by at least 4.5 points on a pain scale from 1-10 whereas other means of treatment reduced the pain by 2.6 points. Depending on the style of acupuncture and the frequency of treatments pain can be reduced very quickly.
I have personally found in my clinic that I have been able to reduce a patient’s pain score by at least 3-4 points with the first visit and continue to see steady improvement in the weeks to follow. Again I want to state that everyone is different so their healing process and timing will be different. I normally find that after 6 weeks of treatment the majority of patients report an improvement of up to 70% in pain reduction. Acupuncture is here to fix the underlying issue that is causing the pain whereas other modalities just manage and mask the pain. Acupuncture will offer true relief of symptoms so that the body can heal in totality.
People that haven’t experienced pain do not understand that it takes a lot of energy to hurt everyday. Pain can take away all of life’s simple pleasures, and put strains on the relationships in your life. I encourage you to call and set up a free consultation today 941-366-4786. You do not have to live your life in pain or miss out of the everyday joys life has to offer. Stop your pain today. Come in and see how acupuncture can help you.