Do you suffer from chronic back pain? If so, you are not alone. 8 out of 10 people will experience back pain in their lifetime. Sufferers often turn to traditional medicine but find the treatments have severe side effects and does little to ease the pain. Many people are turning to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for treatment. Orlando physicians at DNF Medical Centers specialize in acupuncture for back pain and patients have experienced great success.
Available CAM Treatments
- Herbal Medications
- Spinal Manipulation
Science has shown CAM to be effective in treating and managing chronic back pain. Acupuncture works by using the body to heal itself. Fine needles are placed along the right acupoints and stay in for 15-45 minutes. The Orlando physicians may apply heat to the needles to aid healing. Treatment lasts 2-3 minutes with 6-12 sessions during that time.
How Does Acupuncture for Back Pain Work?
Acupuncture activates neurotransmitters that help reduce pain, improve sleep, and create an overall sense of well being. Synthetic painkillers mimic the effects of the body’s natural painkillers. Your body’s natural painkillers do not have the side effects of opiates.
Acupuncture for back pain will relieve your pain and improve your mood so you can do the things that matter to you.
Talk to your Orlando Physicians about yoga because there are different forms of pain relief and some may be better for you than others. Different forms of yoga are vigorous and others involve stretching the muscles. The gentle stretching loosens the muscles and lowers the risk of reinjury because the muscles are not tensed as they are when you are in pain.
Herbal medications may be recommended with acupuncture. There are important things to consider when using herbal supplements. Sometimes a negative reaction can occur with traditional medicines. You should always let your Orlando Physicians know about the medications you take including herbal medications.
Massage and spinal manipulation are not always the best options for back pain. Massage can offer temporary pain relief but requires multiple visits. If done incorrectly, massage can do more harm than good. Therapeutic massage is the preferred method because it targets the right muscles.
Contact Us Today!
DNF Medical Centers accepts most medical insurance policies, including Medicare. Acupuncture for back pain is covered by most health plans. So it is wise to take advantage of Acupuncture when you’re feeling back pain or are interested in stress reduction. Most insurance companies allow at least 12 visits and that is all you need for full treatment. Visit DNF Medical Centers for your Acupuncture appointment or call our office to schedule an appointment at (321) 235-6230.