Back Pain | Holistic Medicine Highlands, Denver | Acupuncture for Back Pain & Asthma
Treating back pain and sciatica with acupuncture has proven to show great results. As a pain specialist, we see many patients with sciatica and low back pain; and the benefits with acupuncture are phenomenal.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR BACK PAIN
Treating back pain and sciatica with Acupuncture has proven to show great results. As a pain specialist, I see many patients with sciatica and low back pain; and the benefits with Acupuncture are phenomenal. Whether it be chronic back pain that never seems to go away, or back pain from an injury, I can help. When there is pressure on the sciatic nerve, it causes radiating pain that goes down the leg and follows specific acupuncture channels. The sciatic nerve runs from the low back down the leg.
What to Expect
During the initial consultation, we will establish details of your pain so that we can come up with the proper treatment plan. Everyone is different, and treatment plans depend on many variables. The initial consultation is very important for the treatment plan.
What does the treatment plan depend on?
- How long you have had the pain-If their was a specific injury
- The severity of pain; usually measured on a pain scale of 1-10
- If the pain travels to other areas of the body
- What resolves or makes the pain worse
- What Acupuncture channels the pain is in
- Which specific types of pain is felt; these will usually fall under “stabbing”, “cramping”, “dull”, “achy”, “cold”, “burning”, etc.
THE COURSE OF TREATMENT
Just like mentioned above, the amount of Acupuncture treatments for sciatica and back pain will vary person to person. At the beginning of treatment, weekly or biweekly Acupuncture sessions are recommended. Once the pain is under control and minimized, the time between Acupuncture visits can be longer; stretching out to every 2,3, and 4 weeks. Then, maintenance or tune-up Acupuncture visits are highly recommended.
5 Things You Can Do Along With Acupuncture To Relieve Back Pain
There are plenty of stretches that will help relieve sciatica and back pain. One of my favorites is best to do a few times per day. While lying flat on your back on the ground with your legs straight, raise 1 leg at a time and bring towards the floor crossing over your other leg.
This is another modality that works amazing for any types of pain. I almost always use this during the Acupuncture session because it boosts the results of the Acupuncture treatment. The cups are used to relieve pain, increase blood and qi circulation, and remove toxins. Refer to the cupping section of my website here for more in depth information on this modality.
During the Acupuncture sessions, many different points are used on the body; mostly on the limbs. I will recommend a few of these points that I use to massage yourself at home. This is known as Acupressure.
Chinese herbal medicine will be prescribed only in some cases when it is applicable to the patient. When it is applicable, it will help speed up the process of healing and continue to heal even when not in an Acupuncture session.
Drinking enough water will help the process of healing as well. Staying hydrated helps nourish the tendons and muscles. I usually recommend to drink about half of your body weight in ounces per day. Make sure that the water is no colder than room temperature.
ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP YOU?
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to get more details about the benefits of acupuncture along with our process and policies. We offer a free initial consultation, just give us a call at 720-689-5208 or use the button below to book an appointment online. We are happy to help with any questions or concerns you have before deciding if Acupuncture is right for you!