Spinal Problems

Spinal Problems & Back Pain

Spinal Problem

Common Back Problems that We Can Treat:

Compression Fracture:

A compression fracture occurs when the normal vertebral body of the spine is squished, or compressed, to a smaller height.

Acupuncture as a compression fracture treatment when performed as early as possible has been shown to rapidly improve recovery time and ease back pain significantly. Acupuncture stimulates the damaged area of the spine creating naturally occurring steroids encouraging it to repair and producing valuably endorphins in the body. In this natural way the pain of the fractured disc is eased.

This dual effect from the acupuncture is why it can be so effective. The benefits of acupuncture often vary from patient to patient and are also very dependent on the person administering the acupuncture. Acupuncture is a far more positive option for treating a compressed disc than surgery. Acupuncture uses very fine needles—and no medication to open up your “channels” or “life force”. When this force is blocked, you can develop physical illness, such as back pain.

Therefore, acupuncture helps free up your body’s Chi channels, which practitioners call your meridians. Acupuncture works to restore a healthy, energetic flow of Chi, which enhances blood flow and circulation, promoting healing.

Bulging, Herniated, and Degenerated Discs:

You can have a Herniated disc without knowing it. Herniated or bulging discs sometimes show up on spinal images of people who have no symptoms of a disc problem at all.

But some herniated discs can be painful. The most common signs and symptoms of a herniated disc are sciatica, low back pain, numbness and weakness in the legs. The most common signs and symptoms of a herniated disk are:

Sciatica , which is a radiating, aching pain, sometimes with tingling, weakness and numbness, that starts in the buttocks and extends down the back of one leg. It can also settle in the lower back and one leg, or in the neck, shoulder, chest or arm.

Low back pain, which can worsen when you sit, cough or sneeze. It can also include numbness or weakness spreading to one or both legs.

Bladder or bowel dysfunction, including incontinence or difficulty urinating even with a full bladder.

Progressive loss of sensation and loss of movement in areas that would touch a saddle (inner thighs, back of legs and area around the rectum).

Acupuncture can decompress the spine and open the disc spaces to relieve the pain with acupuncture. This does not heal the herniation. With the use of our Energy Machines we can heal the part of the disc that is compressing the nerve. We will make sure that the patient’s whole system is working together, creating balance. If one organ or system has a problem, it could affect blood circulation, not providing enough energy to support the skeletal system. Adjusting and balancing the system is necessary to maintain health.

Pinched Nerve, Neck Pain, and Whiplash:

Acupuncture is generally the most effective and safest treatment for neck pain, especially for whiplash. It relieves the muscle spasms and pain promptly. Most neck problems can be treated by acupuncture in 6 to 12 treatments.

The ultimate goal is relief of pain. Together, with overall relaxation and a sense of well-being, acupuncture enhances the level of pain relief.

Whiplash injury refers to neck injury, resulting from hyperextension followed by flexion that occurs when an occupant of a motor vehicle is hit from behind by another vehicle.

During the strain and sprain, Qi is first shocked, and then moves fast, causing congestion and stagnation. And when Qi stagnates, blood circulation will be impeded and blood will coagulate. When Qi and blood are impaired, body fluid metabolism becomes disordered.

Gradually, the body produces a substance that blocks the meridian circulation. This is why the patient complains of pain and numbness of the neck and extremities. After sprain and injury, blood clots can also form in the body which also impedes the blood circulation. Gradually, it will impair the liver. Sprains lasting for a long time also impair the kidney, leading to liver and kidney insufficiencies that will cause neck soreness, weakness, blurred vision and vertigo. Acupuncture can relieve all of these.

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