Back Pain?

Whether you are a fast-paced professional selling real estate, an auto mechanic working under the hood of cars, a competitive athlete, or a hard at work stay at home mom, everyone could use more peace of mind that they will not be hindered by physical limitations. What seems like a minor strain on ones back that can be overlooked as a cause of chronic problems.

Especially if someone has experienced a lumbar disk herniation, I have discovered that people who do not treat their problems early, when they have a condition that takes weeks to subside, often chronic conditions of weakness on the affected side, flaccid muscles and a shrinkage in muscle mass due to the inflammation or residual condition created by the original herniation.

Moreover, without early treatment, the spine and its related muscles reorient to the abnormal position and an optimum recovery become more difficult. Performance potential decreases as the skeletal structure moves further out of alignment.

At least, an effective treatment strives to relieve pain and regain strength and resolve numbness. Treatment improved blood circulation and can reduce impingement on the nerves that control your lower body.

Lower back problems, unattended could eventually cause problems in any part of the lower body since the lumbar and sacral areas house the root innervation for all functions to the lower body. I’ve treated drivers who were unable to take their race cars out because their back injuries are too painful to handle hard suspensions. I’ve treated runners who experienced fluid seeping from their calves that was the result of lower back injures.

Symptoms such as foot pain and numbness, knee problems, hips tightness, and even bowel, urination and sexual performance can all be affected by problems in the lower back.

Prescription drugs and steroid injections can work to reduce pain though at the risk of suppressing the body’s own natural response. Acupuncture works on restoring function by stimulating the body’s own chemical response without the additional toxic loading and adverse effects associated with pharmaceuticals.

My patients who respond to acupuncture treatments feel more energy, get more enjoyment out of life and have more peace of mind.

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Challen Yee, L.Ac. (located in Menlo Park, California).
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