Acupuncture for Back Pain

quick Relief of back pain
Burnaby Heights Integrative Healthcare (BHIHC) offers comprehensive solutions for individuals experiencing back pain, recognizing it as a prevalent health issue that can be effectively addressed through acupuncture. In fact, a 2017 clinical practice guideline issued by the American College of Physicians identified acupuncture as a recommended first-line treatment for chronic low-back pain, emphasizing its efficacy in pain management. Acupuncture, with its pain-relieving properties comparable to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), holds immense potential in alleviating discomfort associated with back pain.

At BHIHC, our acupuncture treatments encompass a diverse range of methods and treatment strategies tailored to individual needs. While the focus may be on the back area where pain and stiffness manifest, our skilled practitioners may also target other areas of the body with needle placement to optimize results. In addition to the physical aspects of the treatment, we provide a serene and calming environment by incorporating relaxing music during the resting period, which typically lasts up to 30 minutes. This holistic approach ensures a soothing experience for our clients, promoting overall well-being alongside pain relief.

By choosing Burnaby Heights Integrative Healthcare, you can expect an integrative approach to back pain management through acupuncture, supported by evidence-based recommendations and personalized treatments that prioritize your unique needs and comfort.

Here are some research-based facts that support acupuncture for back pain:

  • Acupuncture is recognized as a recommended first-line treatment for chronic low-back pain by the American College of Physicians. (Source: American College of Physicians - Clinical Practice Guideline)
  • The pain-relieving effect of acupuncture for back pain is comparable to that of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). (Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)
  • Acupuncture can provide significant short-term relief for chronic low-back pain, with effects lasting for up to six months. (Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews)
  • Combined acupuncture and conventional therapies can yield superior pain relief and functional improvement compared to conventional therapies alone for chronic low-back pain. (Source: JAMA Internal Medicine)
  • Acupuncture has been shown to modulate pain signals and promote the release of endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers. (Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)