As the air starts to cool and the sun begins to fade, many people begin to experience a flare up in back pain symptoms.

Back pain is a very common problem, in fact, it’s one of the top reasons people seek medical care.

Unfortunately, back pain isn’t always easy to diagnose or relieve. Low back pain in particular can become a chronic, or ongoing, problem.

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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are very effective in treating back pain and helping keep your body in tune  with the seasonal shift. They can also be used together with traditional Western treatments to maximise your healing and recovery.

There are many possible causes for back pain, including strained muscles or ligaments, often caused by improper lifting, sudden movements or traumatic injury. Other culprits include arthritis (whose symptoms can be exacerbated with the onset of cold damp weather), structural abnormalities of the spine, or when the discs between the vertebrae bulge or rupture and press on a nerve.

Practitioners of acupuncture and TCM view back pain another way and understand that it can arise from disharmonies such as:

  • Stagnation type pain
  • Cold, damp obstruction type pain
  • Deficiency type pain

Once the cause of your back pain has been determined, a specific treatment plan will be designed to address your concerns and boost your overall health and vitality.

An acupuncturist will not only work to relieve your symptoms, but will also work to find and treat the underlying cause of your pain.

Ref: Acupuncture Media Works/ Shen

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