Back pain is a common condition that develops from many causes and has many treatments. At Acupuncture Health Services in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, doctor of acupuncture and herbal medicine Michael Beys, LAc, DACm, provides minimally invasive, evidence-based treatments for back pain. To schedule an appointment with the acupuncturist and herbalist, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Back pain includes any discomfort you feel in your back. Though the pain may affect any part, most people develop pain in the lower back, or lumbar spine. This part of your back carries most of your upper body weight and is more susceptible to injuries and conditions that cause pain.
Four out of every five people in the United States experience back pain at some point. For many, the pain develops quickly from an acute injury and goes away. However, for others, back pain is a chronic problem that affects every aspect of life.
No matter the cause, severity, or longevity of your back pain, finding an effective treatment isn’t easy. At Acupuncture Health Services, Dr. Beys uses traditional healing techniques to ease your pain and improve your quality of life.
Most causes of back pain involve a mechanical problem that affects the structure or function of your back. Common causes include:
Sciatica is a nerve pain condition that usually starts from compression or irritation of one of the sciatic nerve roots as it exits the lumbar spine.
Dr. Beys conducts a patient-centered evaluation when you visit Acupuncture Health Services for a back pain consultation. He knows when you come in for care, you’re searching for a more holistic approach to pain management.
Dr. Beys asks detailed questions about your symptoms, medical history, types of medications and supplements you take, and current treatment for your back pain.
Dr. Beys takes an integrative approach to care, incorporating various therapies to ease your pain and promote healing. These therapies may include:
Many people use acupuncture to treat back pain. Insertion of the needles triggers the release of your natural painkillers. It also initiates the healing response, drawing blood to the area and providing the oxygen and nutrients needed to repair damage.
For cupping therapy, Dr. Beys strategically places heated cups along the upper and middle back. The cups create a suction, increasing circulation to the area.
Dr. Beys also encourages yoga for back pain. Stretching and breathing exercises improve relaxation, naturally lowering your pain level.
For traditional treatments for modern ailments, call Acupuncture Health Services or schedule an appointment online today.