Acupuncture For Back Pain
Acupuncture can be very effective for back pain. Acupuncture :
- Relaxes tight muscles
- Relieves muscle spasms
- Restores blood flow to treated areas
- Enhances circulation, so your body can heal itself
- Relieves swelling
If you have a muscle spasm and get acupuncture in the muscle, within 20 to 30 minutes, that muscle will relax. I also like to use far infrared heat lamps. This feels like heat, but is actually more than just heat therapy. It is a therapy all by itself. The heat will relax the muscles even more and improve circulation so the acupuncture is stronger. Very few people do not get back pain relief with acupuncture.
Acupuncture is not usually painful. However, if your muscles are very tight or in spasm, it can hurt a little. However, most people start feeling relief so fast that they do not mind the slight ping feeling.
You can feel some relief during the treatment, and right after the treatment, but your body needs a little time to adjust and heal. Within 12-24 hours is the best time frame to expect a difference. Usually the next day is a good bet to feel better. You can sometimes be a little sore, but your muscles will usually be so much more relaxed.