Acupuncture is effective in treating chronic neck pain and lower back pain
Find out how acupuncture can reduce neck and back pain
Neck and lower back pain is common musculoskeletal disorders in adult population. It is estimated that annually 30 to 50 percent of adults have neck pain. Neck pain lasting more than 12 weeks is defined as chronic neck pain (CNP). Acupuncture treatment has been widely used for treating neck pain. In the recent decade, there has been an increasing tendency to use acupuncture as a complementary medicine for chronic neck pain.
How can acupuncture treat chronic neck pain and chronic lower back pain?
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese Medicine that relies on the stimulation of specific points on the body using fine, thin needles. It has been used to treat neck pain by reducing muscle tension and calming the nervous system. This helps reduce pain while improving mobility in the neck area. Additionally, acupuncture can also improve circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids in the affected area, which helps to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment in pain reduction and functional improvement for chronic neck pain. It can provide relief for those suffering from chronic pain. If you are considering acupuncture for your neck pain, be sure to consult with a registered acupuncturist to ensure you are getting the best possible treatment.
Andy (Di) Le
Our Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) at Therapy Now, Newton Surrey