Acupuncture and Cupping to Treat Low Back Pain
Acupuncture and cupping are therapies used to treat chronic low back pain. Low back pain causes great discomfort and difficulty to those plagued by it. Any relief makes getting through the day easier. While exercise and strengthening is helpful there are other options. Chiropractic care can be a great idea. In addition acupuncture is a sought after technique for easing low back pain. Totowa acupuncturists at Elite Spine and Sports Care implement both acupuncture and cupping to treat chronic low back pain.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an Chinese traditional medicinal method that uses needles to channel energy in the body. This form of medicine is considered non-traditional and dates back more than 2,000 years. Chinese medicine believes in energy patterns in the body. This energy is called qi (“chee”) and keeping it flowing properly is the premise of acupuncture. While non-traditional, this form of medicine has gained in both popularity and acceptance in recent decades. As a result, acupuncture is now a proven solution to addressing lower back pain in many people with many conditions. At Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa, our trained acupuncturists are knowledgeable about energy within the body. As a result, their goal is to alleviate lower back pain through their acupuncture treatments.
What is cupping?
Cupping is a method of Chinese medicine used for the treatment of chronic, pain related conditions. Cupping involves placing cups or jars on the skin. These cups and jars are typically made of glass, bamboo, and plastic. The purpose of the cups is to create a vacuum on the skin by sucking out the air. The effect of this is the pulling of tissue into the cup. Furthermore this suctioning promotes circulation. Because of this the end result is pain relief. Cupping removes “heat” from an area in the body by pulling the toxins out that are present in the body tissue in the area of the cupping.
If you suffer from lower back pain you should enlist the services of Passaic County physical therapists, chiropractors, and acupuncturists at Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa. Our educated, experienced, and knowledgeable staff can utilize their skills to address the cause of your chronic low back pain while providing treatment options that will address the pain at the same time.
Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa NJ offers an approach based on the functional model and the dynamic use of manual medicine into physical therapy and rehabilitation. We believe that optimal health and performance can be attained through proper stability by enabling correct function via mobility of joints and corresponding muscles.