Back pain relief without the side effects of drugs
Acupuncture offers low risk of side effects for treating acute and chronic back pain. In fact, back pain is the #1 reason that people seek acupuncture (WebMD Back Pain Health Center, Acupuncture for Back Pain). Acupuncture has been studied extensively and although Western research can’t completely explain exactly how acupuncture works to relieve pain, it has determined that compared to standard treatment for chronic back pain, acupuncture is more effective. In fact, the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians recommend acupuncture for patients with chronic back pain who are not helped by conventional treatment. Acupuncture is effective for low back, sciatica, neck or muscle pain and for relief after surgery.
From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, when the flow of energy, or Qi (pronounced “chee”) is blocked, it can cause the muscles to spasm diminishing blood and nutrient flow to the muscles. Acupuncture unblocks the flow of energy to correct the imbalance while increasing the level of pain-blocking endorphins. As a patient, you will feel relief from the blockage and experience a greater sense of well being.
Acupuncture is a fast and effective treatment for lower back pain. However, as a doctor of naturopathic medicine and a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, Dr. Tran works to determine the pain’s root cause so that preventive treatment can eliminate recurrence or mitigate the effects of recurrence.
“Dr. Julie is a first rate healer, she is kind, compassionate, caring and smart. The deep para spinal muscles of my low back flare up, and through Dr Julie’s excellent care, the tension releases and I can get back to function much quicker. If you are suffering from chronic recurring back pain, or any condition that hasn’t gotten better with other treatment, call Dr. Tran for an appointment and regain your health and your life. Life’s too short not to enjoy it!”