Low back pain can be quite debilitating, making it difficult for a person to stand or walk. There could be soreness and muscle spasms that prevent people from leading normal lives. Back pain could also be due to poor posture or inherent medical conditions like herniated disc or degeneration. People resort to medications and go to physical therapists to alleviate this condition. When everything else fails, they may even resort to surgery. People also go for alternative modes of Back Pain Treatment like acupuncture because it has been proven to be quite effective for chronic back pain.

Techniques of Back Pain Treatment with Acupuncture

Acupuncture for back pain treatment in Boca Raton stimulates the central nervous system, thereby leading to the release of endorphins into the muscles, brain, and the spinal cord. The end result is a feeling of well being or a positive alteration in the experience of pain. It is believed that the stimulation of needles leads to triggering the release of natural opioids in the body or immune cells that promote sleep and help to lessen pain. During the process of acupuncture, there is also release of neurotransmitters which inhibit nerve impulses and neurohormones which alter the activity of the organ in question. Acupuncture is most effective when done by experts and licensed practitioners. It could lead to punctured lungs or other infections if done by untrained hands in a no sterile environment.

Treating Neck Pain in Boca Raton with Acupuncture

Like back pain, neck pain is also a common ailment among the population. Neck pain happens with sudden trauma like muscle sprain or whiplash or it could be due to improper posture and compression of the nerves in the neck over a gradual period of time. People resort to pain medicines and physical therapy to relieve neck pain. Neck pain treatment in Boca Raton uses acupuncture as an excellent alternative treatment. The needles are stimulated either manually or using heat or electrical stimulation. Sometimes herbs are injected into the pressure points to make this treatment more successful.

Benefits of Using Acupuncture for Neck Pain

Patients who went in for Neck Pain Treatment In Boca Raton using acupuncture have had good immediate relief of their chronic pain and consequent ability to get back to daily routines. The professional acupuncturist typically uses 1 to 20 metal needles which are always FDA approved. The needles may just penetrate the surface or they may go in for several inches into the muscles or fat layers depending on the condition that is being treated. The needles remain within the skin for about 15 to 30 minutes during which time they are manipulated either manually or using electrical stimulation. Since the needles are very thin, patients rarely experience pain.

Author's Bio: 

Li Zheng is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and a graduate of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine with 11 years of formal training, including 6 years of residency. She holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the US and is a Harvard Medical School-trained researcher and a professor at the New England School of Acupuncture. Her two practices are located in Needham, MA and Boca Raton, FL. She has 26 years of clinical experience. Here she is sharing the information about Back Pain Treatment Boca Raton