Email Us-

Is Acupuncture Beneficial For Back Pain Treatment

Acupuncture for pain relief is considered a long-established Chinese medical treatment. Although it was not observed by the Western countries till the 20th century, now it is flourishing in the western countries and becoming a popular medicinal treatment.

It is believed that Acupuncture stimulates the balance and flow of Qi energy (pronounced Chee) that in Traditional Chinese Medicine is considered essential to health. Our body consists of some pathways which are known as Meridians and Qi energy flows through these meridians to maintain healthy body. Acupuncture makes use of very thin needles being inserted into an individual’s skin at some specific acupuncture points of the body to stimulate flow of energy.  Acupuncture treatment helps to produce certain natural pain-relieving hormones that reduces pain.  Thus, acupuncture can be considered as a reasonable option for people with severe pain. Acupuncture not only reduces pain but also improve energy, body function and mood.  

Acupuncture and Back Pain Treatment:

Back pain is the most debilitating pain which can occur in any age with different reasons. Some of the causes of back pain are following:

  • Disc bulge or degeneration: It occurs when jelly-like material of disc called as nucleus pulposus pushes against outer ring due to age-related wear and tear or sudden injury. Disc degeneration can sometimes cause irritation or compression of the spinal nerves. This creates “sciatica” or pain that radiates from the low back to the buttocks and back of the legs.
Acupuncture Treatment
  • Back Strain: When soft tissues like muscle or ligament are “overstretched” or “pulled”. Muscles, tendons or ligaments may have small micro-tears depending upon severity of damage. Symptoms include pain, muscle spasm and stiffness.
  • Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear of cartilage as shown in the picture below.
  • Whiplash Injury: Sudden acceleration/deceleration caused during MVA is also the common cause of back pain.
  • Mechanical back pain: There can be various reasons which includes faulty posture, Overuse/repetitive use of muscles and recurrent injuries.

How Acupuncture Therapy is beneficial for Back Pain Treatment:

Following are some of the benefits that an individual receives through acupuncture in back pain treatment:

  • Back Pain intensity is reduced: This treatment helps in stimulating your nervous system which helps you in pain relief. When the thin needles are inserted into the body at some specific points your body will release such chemicals and energy levels which will help you in pain relief.
  • Relieves Stress: Back pain affects the quality of your life and could be contributing stress factor. There are various points in the body which are stimulated by acupuncture treatment and helps to improve relaxation and reduces stress. T
  • Improved Sleeping Patterns: Back pain also affects the quality of sleep. Individual suffering with back pain usually does not get sound sleep of 8 hours due to inability to find comfortable sleeping position, more back pain at night and stress. Fortunately, acupuncture can also be effective in improving your sleeping patterns.
  • Stimulating various meridians of the body: Back pain can be the cause of disease in various organs like kidney and liver. Acupuncture can help to stimulate some meridians that improves the functioning of organs as well.

Acupuncture: What can you expect?

Visiting an acupuncturist may be nerve-wracking for some who are afraid of needles. We can tell you what your first session will look like with acupuncturist.

Initial Visit and Treatment:

Our qualified acupuncturist will gather detailed history consisting of your general health your symptoms, past medical history, and other needed questions. These questions will help the therapist to make comprehensive treatment plan for you. You

can easily approach your acupuncturist in case you feel uncomfortable during your

treatment and treatment would be tailored according to your needs and fears as well.


Our experienced Acupuncturist at Belmont Physiotherapy and Health clinic in Langley, will treat you with gentle and effective approach. Do visit or contact us and our team will help you to guide you of various treatment approaches.