Acupuncture is an effective therapeutic procedure aimed at treating many diseases. This technique is actively used to prevent and improve the results of basic therapy for degenerative, inflammatory, and pathological diseases of the spine and joints.
A little about acupuncture
This oriental procedure has won patients’ trust not only in eastern countries but also in Europe, America, and the CIS. Acupuncture is a Chinese physiotherapy procedure that is effective for chronic pain.
This procedure is performed using special needles inserted into pressure points through the skin and act on various nerve endings.
In spinal therapy, this physiotherapy is performed along the Qi meridians. Stimulation of points located in this meridian grid has the following effect:
- The release of opioid analgesic substances from the internal reserves of the body;
- Stimulation of the nervous system, in particular, trigger points in the area of the brain and spinal cord and muscle fibers;
- The release of neurotransmitters, which can “turn off” some types of nerve endings, thereby relieving pain;
Thanks to these properties that this physiotherapy procedure is effective and efficient. It will not be able to solve the underlying disease problem, but it will perfectly relieve the symptoms and contribute to the relief of pain in the chronic phase.
Acupuncture treatment for back pain
The back is most susceptible to acupuncture therapy, which is why it helps with back pain. Placing needles at different points on the surface of the epidermis makes it possible to manipulate nerve impulses.
The body itself begins to produce pain relievers that reduce the response of nerves to pain impulses.
As a rule, back pain begins to go away from the third procedure, and the lasting effect of therapy appears from the fifth visit to the acupuncture treatment room.
- Back of the knees;
- On the feet;
- Lower back;
- Zones of the stomach.
Such acupuncture is also effective for neuromuscular diseases of the back, particularly fibromyalgia, musculoskeletal pain, and sciatica. The effectiveness of physiotherapy is also high during the postoperative recovery period.
If improvement does not occur from the sixth lesson, and back pain does not go away, most likely, this method is not suitable for this person, or therapy is carried out in the acute period of the disease.
It is worth remembering that the acupuncture treatment’s effect does not come from one session. Acupuncture is not a panacea or a guarantee of getting rid of the disease, but such physical therapy has a visible, supportive effect, which consolidates the results of the main therapy and prevents complications of the disease.