Acupuncture for Treatment of Back Pain

Friends & Family Acupuncture has experienced tremendous success at treating back pain. In fact, 90% (9 out of every 10) of our clients experience immediate pain relief, while complete pain elimination truly varies by the individual. Complete pain relief – one that never returns – truly depends on many factors, including how many injuries someone has sustained to their back, how long they’ve had their injuries, how many surgeries they’ve undergone, etc. Success also depends on how committed each individual is to undergoing regular treatments.

Acupuncture is ideal for back pain because it accesses multiple layers of fascia, providing release to deeper levels of the body which, in turn, provides longer lasting relief. The application of acupuncture needles at specific acupuncture points stimulates the release of the body’s pain-relieving endorphins.

Our Approach

Our approach to treating back pain is to determine the root cause. During your first visit, we learn about your health history (information about surgeries, medications, trauma/accidents, etc.), and perform light palpation of the pain area, along with tongue and pulse checks.

Actual treatment involves choosing the appropriate acupuncture points, including local and distal, and determining which modality is best given the circumstances, including

  • Cupping
  • Electro acupuncture
  • Gua sha
  • Moxibustion
  • Tuina

Feel free to contact us to learn more about our approach, treatments or success rate. Or feel free to schedule your first appointment.