About Low Back Pain & Sciatica

Prolonged sitting in front of desks, while working in front of computers is the main cause of low back pain, sciatica and lumbalgia. Sudden acute back pain may be due to the continuous straining of the back to sit or even sleep in a bad position.

Sprain can happen carrying heavy items or during exercise such as, lifting weights in a bad position. The cause of low back pain can be different, so each patient must be evaluated and managed in the context of his/her daily lifestyle.

Treating Low Back Pain & Sciatica

Acupuncture can be an effective treatment method with immediate effects on acute back sprain or low back strain, and even uninjured healthy muscles that freeze up as part of the body’s defensive mechanism. Although the sprained or strained muscle tissues need time to recover, the surrounding uninjured muscle tissues do not.

We can relax over-reacting muscles and relieve them of unnecessary rigidness, just by stimulating the Qi of the surrounding muscle fibers. This results in a 50% reduction of pain, immediately. With the overreaction eliminated the patient only has to deal with the original injury, which can also recover quickly through acupuncture and thermal therapy.