Back pain is one of the most common disabilities in the United States, affecting people of all ages. At Shoreline Acupuncture in Bellmore, New York, licensed acupuncturist Lisa Senay, LAc, takes an orthopedic approach to care that integrates acupuncture and other holistic interventions into your personalized treatment plan for back pain. Call the acupuncture clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
With 33 vertebrae and multiple intervertebral discs, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, the back is vital for support, stability, and balance. Even minor stress on the back can lead to pain and injury. Many conditions can lead to chronic or recurrent back pain, including:
Back pain can develop when the muscles overstretch or tear due to excessive exertion, improper lifting, or overuse.
Osteoarthritis causes the flexible cartilage protecting the intervertebral discs to break down, leading to friction, inflammation, and pain.
Disc herniation occurs when the soft inner material of a spinal disc protrudes and compresses nearby nerves, leading to discomfort and sometimes radiating pain.
Weight gain and uterus expansion during pregnancy put pressure on the lower back, affecting posture and alignment, leading to lasting pain.
When the sciatic nerve that runs along the lower back, hips, and legs compresses, dull or shooting back pain can develop.
Yes, acupuncture is an effective treatment for back pain. Inserting sterile, hair-thin needles into specific points throughout your body stimulates the release of endorphins, improves blood circulation, and reduces inflammation to promote pain relief and relaxation.
After evaluating and discussing your specific type of back pain, Lisa develops a personalized treatment plan for you at Shoreline Acupuncture.
Back pain is usually a long-lasting condition that benefits from consistency. Lisa typically recommends starting with two sessions a week and adjusting your treatment plan after evaluating your progress. Weekly sessions are necessary to maintain your treatment’s effectiveness and manage your back pain.
Lisa works with you at Shoreline Acupuncture to explore various alternative treatments for back pain, such as:
When combined with acupuncture, nutritional counseling, and orthopedic-focused exercises, these treatments can complement a comprehensive plan to relieve back pain. Call Shoreline Acupuncture today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about how we treat back pain.