Acupuncture and Low Back Pain

Acupuncture and Low Back Pain in Brunswick, MD

Low back pain is a very common form of back pain and is usually successfully treated with acupuncture to mitigate pain and improve range of motion and quality of life. A recent review from the Mayo Clinic  focused on evidence for alternative therapies cites acupuncture as a safe, effective option to treat low back pain. The American College of Physicians also recently added acupuncture to their clinical guidelines for low back pain.

If you have had surgery for your low back pain, acupuncture can assist in the healing process and improve recovery.

In our acupuncture clinic in Brunswick, MD, we treat low back pain usually with a combination of localized points for the pain, plus points on the arms and legs to help balance the body’s overall response to pain and inflammation.

Most patients we see with low back pain report improved pain levels and better range of motion within 4 -6 treatments. Individual results vary due to prior treatments, including surgery, length of time the patient has experienced pain, and the underlying cause of the low back pain.

Acupuncture does well with soft tissue pain and ongoing issues such as degenerative disc disorder; it performs less well with structural, bone-related issues such as stenosis. In these cases, it can still provide improved pain relief but the patient usually can’t expect a “total cure”.

Insurance will often reimburse for acupuncture for low back pain. We are happy to check your insurance benefits when you come in for a free consult.

Schedule your free consult today to answer your questions about acupuncture treatment for back pain relief.  Please call 301-834-7411, or look for the “Book Now” button on this page.