Lower back pain occurs in epidemic proportions, affecting as many as eight out of ten adults at some time during their lives. Recent studies demonstrate that acupuncture successfully provides back pain relief more effectively for many people than traditional medical treatments. Read on to learn more about back pain relief with acupuncture.
Fox News reported recent studies showing that lower back pain is the number one “leading cause of job disability worldwide.” In these studies, traditional medications and even surgery were often unsuccessful in relieving the pain.
Americans spend an estimated $50 billion every year attempting to get relief from chronic back pain. Now acupuncture is being recognized as an effective alternative for providing back pain relief.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), there are “promising findings” in the use of acupuncture for back pain relief, particularly in patients who do not obtain considerable relief from traditional treatments.
A study conducted by the University of Maryland School of Medicine concluded, “For people with chronic low back pain, this analysis shows that acupuncture is clearly effective in providing considerable back pain relief.” Researchers stated that study participants experienced “true back pain relief” with acupuncture treatments.
Back Pain Relief With Acupuncture
Additional studies confirm acupuncture successfully provides lower back pain relief. The Healthcare Institute cites a study conducted by Dongzhimen Hospital in Beijing, China with a group of 60 participants experiencing chronic low back pain. Acupuncture successfully reduced pain in study participants resulting in 80% fewer days of missed work due to back pain.
Another study produced similar results, with a group of 236 study participants. Researchers concluded acupuncture has “beneficial and persistent effectiveness” bringing chronic lower back pain relief.
A study at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York concluded, “the benefits of real acupuncture are due to something much more than the placebo effect.” Research leader Andrew Vickers, epidemiologist and bio-statistician at Sloan Kettering stated, “The effects of acupuncture are statistically significant and different from those of sham or placebo treatments. So we conclude that the effects showing back pain relief are not due to the placebo effect.”
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I came to Raleigh Acupuncture. After 1 treatment, my back felt better than it has in a year. I’ve had acupuncture before elsewhere and it has never been this effective.
I went in for a bulging disc in my back and a couple of days after the first treatment I had no pain in my back. Before treatment I had a constant dull pain in the middle of my back when at rest. The treatments were about a week apart and I completed 3 of them. It has been about 3 weeks since I have been and have a slight pain in my back but is nowhere near what it was before I started treatment. Before getting acupuncture I tried chiropractic and felt worse when I was done. For those that are skeptical like me, let me tell you that it works. I would definitely recommend Dr Mark in his ability to help with your pain.
I suffered from low back pain for years and tried many different remedies. When I came to Raleigh Acupuncture, they really listened to understand my issues. I can honestly say that they cured my chronic back pain. I didn’t think it was possible, after all these years. I highly recommend this practice. The doctors take the time and do good work.