If you are someone who is suffering from back pain, then you know how painful it can be. Back pain affects your whole body so that when you make movements it really hurts. Because of this difficulty, people are searching all over for ways to find back pain relief, and it has often been mentioned that acupuncture is an effective way of treating this condition.
Your spine is a complex part of your body which is an entangled mass of bones, discs, nerves, and other things, and when there is an abnormality in the spine, then this is what causes back pain. Spinal nerves that have moved from their location can really cause severe back pain. When the spinal nerves are misplaced, then this will surely cause severe pain or mild, persistent aches. Your doctor can help you find the source of the pain by undergoing x-ray or MRI. But, whatever the cause of the back pain is, relief is very important to people.
Many are skeptical to use acupuncture to cure back pain. Your reluctance in using acupuncture to treat back pain can be overcome if you know that a lot of people have received cured from back pain using this method.
Acupuncture is nothing new; people has used this method for treating illness for thousands of years. It has been used by the Chinese for all these years up to the present. What they believe in is that your lower back pain has many acupuncture points where the energy ‘Qi” flows. Inserting needles in these points can help improve the balance and flow of this energy which is also responsible for relieving the pain experienced by the person.
If you want to try acupuncture to relieve your lower back pain, then you should consider the following when looking for a good acupuncturist.
If you want to see an acupuncturist, ask yourself why first. Determine your goal. Be sure to be ready with your goals and prepare questions that you might want to ask the acupuncturist during your consultation.
Perhaps your doctor can help you find a good acupuncturist to treat your back pain. Many people ask for this kind of recommendation so your doctor may already have his list of referrals ready. Some doctors will refer you to an acupuncturist who is also on your health insurance.
Make sure that the acupuncturist that you will go to is licensed and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. If one is licensed, then that acupuncturist is a competent one. A license and certification means that the acupuncturist is a legitimate one.
The best way to know whether acupuncture is for you or not is to meet with the acupuncturist in person. They will be glad to answer any of your questions. With this meeting, you will know in yourself whether you want to go for it or not.