Based on 2018 statistics, 31% of men and 20% of women in America suffered with back pain so debilitating it affected their ability to work. Eighty percent of Americans and people worldwide will experience back problems at some point in their lives. A minimum of $50 billion annually is spent on treating back pain in America and many of the treatment protocols include seriously concerning side-effects.
These are staggering statistics! It’s incredible to consider the daily impact on lifestyle and wellbeing back pain causes for so many people.
The attached article describes most of the most common medical causes of back pain as well as traditional Chinese Medicine definitions (Acupuncture is a modality within Traditional Chinese Medicine). Over the past few decades scientific studies have proven acupuncture to be an amazing treatment for back pain, without producing harmful side-effects.
Stress is reported by many people to be the cause of back pain. Although not mentioned in this particular article, the medical reason for stress related back pain has to do with breathing patterns that change and cause strain and tension in the neck, mid and lower back and the release of stress hormones which cause muscles to contract to make the body more resilient to attack. The results of using acupuncture to reduce and relieve stress are impressive. Making acupuncture a drug-free treatment of choice for stress related back pain as well.
So, no matter the cause of your back pain, consider making acupuncture your treatment of choice.
June 2019 Aimee Brown, LAc, MSOM. Reach out or schedule appointments with Aimee by calling Ommani at 262.695.5311.