How does acupuncture help with back pain?

How does acupuncture help with back pain?

If you are suffering from back pain or specifically from low back pain (LBP), you are not alone. It’s a very common issue and most of us experience low back pain at some point in our lifetime. Acupuncture for low back pain is an effective treatment that can help relieve the symptoms.

Nowadays acupuncture for back pain is recommended as a first-line therapy for acute and chronic cases by many physicians and specialists. At Bern Akupunktur I employ a variety of acupuncture treatment techniques to help my patients get rid of their back pain. Acupuncture is thought to trigger the release of endorphins and activate your body’s own opiate receptors, causing an analgesic and alleviating effect. Hence subsiding and eventually relieving your back pain.

Depending on your specific case, acupuncture treatments for back pain may be scheduled a couple of times per week for the first 2 weeks, and then once a week as the pain diminishes and your condition stabilizes.

The positive effects of the treatment accumulate in the first couple of days and the expected therapeutic benefits of acupuncture usually last about a week. My general expectation for acupuncture for back pain is that my patients feel relief after the first session, and the pain and discomfort may completely disappear after several treatments, depending on its severity and chronicity.

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