About Low Back Pain & Sciatica
Prolonged sitting in front of a computer is the main cause of low back pain, sciatica, and lumbalgia. Sudden acute back pain may be due to continuous straining of the back when sitting or sleeping in an offset position. And spraining can occur while carrying heavy items or lifting weights. The cause of low back pain can differ for every individual, so each patient must be evaluated thoroughly to find the cause.
Treating Low Back Pain & Sciatica
Acupuncture is a highly effective treatment with immediate results for acute back sprain or low back strain, and even for uninjured 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. So we induce relaxation for overreacting muscles and relieve them of unnecessary rigidness by stimulating the qi of the surrounding muscle fibers, which brings 50% reduction in pain immediately. With the overreaction of the muscles eliminated, the patient only has to deal with the original injury that can be healed promptly through acupuncture and thermal therapy.