Low Back Pain (LBP) is not a disease but rather a group of signs and symptoms that affects all age groups across the lifespan. Working adults represent 63% of the population and account for 72% of all LBP health care visits. LBP has been identified categorically as acute, subacute, or chronic, depending on the onset, duration, and severity. Risk factors have included occupational posture, depressive moods, obesity, gender, and age, and risk is most likely affected by a combination of several of these variables.
The WTO anticipates that as the world population ages, the incidence of LBP will increase substantially and become one of the leading conditions for which the aging population will seek out medical intervention.
Acupuncture Treatment For Back Pain
There are a growing number of studies offering clinical support for the benefits of using acupuncture to address LBP. Acupuncture may stimulate nerves located in muscles and other tissues which lead to the release of endorphins and other neuro-humoral factors. Acupuncture has demonstrated efficacy in reducing inflammation by promoting the release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors and increasing local microcirculation. In turn, this may support better joint movement and relief of muscle stiffness as well as aid the healing of swelling bruising.
In addition to acupuncture, Dr. Sheng frequently adds cupping and anti-inflammatory supplements to help OBP as well.
Treatment for Back Pain in Cincinnati
Call our office at (513) 528-2900, or use our online contact form to request an appointment for back pain treatment using Acupuncture and Cupping with Peter Sheng, MD.