Acupuncture Low Back Pain Treatments
Robert Vena, New Jersey Acupuncturist for Low Back Pain Treatments in Englewood NJ 07631
Treating Low Back Pain with Acupuncture in NJ
Robert Vena, L.Ac., MSTOM
New Jersery Acupuncturist
214 Engle Street Suite 23
Englewood, NJ 07631
How Acupuncture Treatments Can Improve Lower Back Pain
"Approximately one month ago, I awoke with a severe acute pain on my right side behind my hip. Previously, I had injured that spot in a Pilates class during one of my stretches.
It ached a bit but nothing like that morning! My sister had an acupuncture session with Rob the previous week and when she heard of my plight, she suggested I call him. I had never been to an acupuncturist before so I was a little apprehensive.
To my surprise, Rob’s professionalism, empathy and skill relieved my pain after one visit. The acupuncture procedure was virtually painless and he explained every step to me throughout the process. He is still following up with me to see how I am feeling.
I definitely recommend Rob to anyone seeking acupuncture and Chinese medicine services."
Approximately eight out of ten people will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Although most people tend to seek lower back pain relief through traditional medical treatments, studies show acupuncture to be a more effective remedy.
Common Symptoms of Back Pain
Some symptoms of lower back pain can indicate a more complicated condition, and should be addressed by a professional as soon as possible in order to properly diagnose their cause. By seeking the services of a licensed Acupuncturist for back pain relief, your individual symptoms can be evaluated and a proper treatment plan initiated.
While the intensity of the symptoms of lower back pain can vary significantly from mild to severe, there are a few more common symptoms that many people report:
- Continuous stiffness or aching along the lower part of the spine
- Sharp pain in the lower back that occurs after heavy lifting or strenuous activity. This type of pain is generally localized.
- Chronic dull aching in the lower back that occurs after sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time
- Intense pain or muscle spasms when attempting to stand up straight
- Radiating pain that seems to travel to the buttocks, thighs, legs, or feet
- Pain that travels down the buttocks and the back of your thigh
- Weakness, numbness, or tingling that is experienced in your arms or legs
- The inability to control your bladder or bowel movements
- Pain accompanied by a fever
- More intense pain when you bend at the waist or cough
- Pain that is not responding to lower back pain treatments
If you are experiencing the symptoms of lower back pain and the symptoms seem to be worsening, last more than a month, do not seem to respond to at home treatments, or are extremely severe, it would be wise to consult with our office so that lower back pain treatments can begin as soon as possible.
Common Types of Low Back Pain
Back pain is actually a symptom of another condition. There are a number of conditions that may actually be the cause of lower back pain. A consultation with your Acupuncturist for back pain can be a very productive step. Your Acupuncturist will be able to evaluate your specific symptoms in order to determine the root cause of your pain. He/she will then be able to implement a proper treatment plan according to your individual condition.
Contact Robert Vena, NJ Acupuncturist for Lower Back Pain
"Back pain is the number one reason people seek acupuncture, and studies show acupuncture to be substantially more effective than more standard treatments. If you are suffering with back pain, you can rest assured that acupuncture can help provide you with the relief you desire."
-Robert Vena, NJ Acupuncturist
- Referred pain, which is lower back pain that is caused from abdominal disorders such as bladder infections, kidney diseases, appendicitis, ovarian complications, and a number of other organ related conditions, may need to be ruled out, depending on your symptoms and the location of your back pain.
- Herniated discs are frequently the cause of lower back pain. An estimated 33 percent of adults over the age of 20 will experience a herniated disc at some point during their lifetimes. Herniated discs occur when the spinal disc degenerates and the soft middle portion herniates through the central cavity causing it to push against a nerve.
- Degeneration of the spinal discs can cause back pain that is typically diagnosed when the patient reports a pain and/or stiffness that occurs after standing for a prolonged period of time or walking. Morning stiffness may also occur.
There are a number of additional causes of lower back pain including fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndromes, infections in the bones of the spine, tumors, and trauma or injury to the spine, muscles, and nerves surrounding the spine.
Treating Lower Back Pain with Acupuncture
If you are seeking acupuncture low back pain treatments in NJ, you may benefit significantly by receiving acupuncture treatments from a licensed acupuncturist. In recent studies it was revealed that an estimated 65 percent of individuals who underwent acupuncture treatments for low back pain relief experienced improvements with their condition after one year, while only 50 percent of the individuals who underwent the usual-care reported continued improvements. Additionally, 60 percent of acupuncture patients reported significant improvements with their condition, while only 39 percent of traditionally treated patients could report meaningful improvements.
While some conditions that cause lower back pain may ultimately require additional types of treatment, acupuncture can, in most cases, offer lower back pain relief, and it is often effective for patients who suffer from chronic back pain after traditional medical treatments have failed.
How Does Acupuncture Provide Relief from Back Pain
According to traditional Chinese medical theory, the human body has more than 365 points that are located along specific energetic pathways that facilitate a flow of the life energy known as Qi (pronounced ‘chee’). When certain of these points are stimulated by the insertion of hair-thin acupuncture needles, it is believed that the balance of Qi is corrected and a positive flow of energy promoted, thus relieving pain.
When conventional treatment methods have failed, or if you are simply not experiencing the pain relief you desire, acupuncture treatment may be just what you need.
Patients searching for lower back pain treatment in New Jersey are encouraged to contact my office for an appointment. I will help you determine the proper course of treatment for your particular case, get you on the road to pain free living.
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Robert Vena, L.Ac., MSTOM
214 Engle Street Suite 23
Phone: (201) 357-0904