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Acupuncture & Back Pain

Acupuncture CTOf all the ailments people complain about, especially as they get older, back pain has to be at or near the top of the list. A lifetime spent bending, lifting, stretching and sitting up straight puts a lot of stress and strain on your spine and the older you get the more likely you will experience chronic back pain. Also, if you were involved in a car accident, slip and fall or have a pre-existing condition your back may experience pain spasms as well as sharp shooting pains that can make it difficult to walk. If you or someone you know in Connecticut is suffering from chronic back pain contact the licensed acupuncturist Marc Gerstein at Acupuncture Associates in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

While scientists don't yet fully understand how acupuncture works or why it is effective for certain patients, many people swear by the technique since it has helped to relieve pain in various parts of the body, most noticeably the back. Having tried surgery, rehabilitation and even pain medications some people have turned to acupuncture as a last resort only to discover that the gentle practice of inserting fine needles into specific strategic points on the body worked wonders for their chronic pain.

Acupuncture is based on the theory that an energy or life force known as 'qi' flows through the body along certain meridians. When this energy is blocked it disrupts the normal flow throughout the body and can cause pain, disease and even depression. The needles of an acupuncturist are inserted into specific points on the human body depending on the condition in an attempt to unclog the meridians and return the energy flow to its normal state consequently alleviating debilitating conditions. So, for chronic back pain a licensed acupuncturist will assess your pain level and condition and plot out the points on your body that correspond to the problem area.

Though acupuncture is not fully accepted by the entire medical community it is a 4,000 year old practice that originated in ancient China and has been proven to be effective in treating people with chronic back pain for thousands of years. That's a lot longer than prescription medication or even reconstructive surgery. If you live in Connecticut and have chronic back pain and are interested in whether or not acupuncture can help alleviate your pain, contact Acupuncture Associates today and schedule an appointment to discuss your condition and what Mar Gerstein and his staff can do to help you manage your pain.

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