Back pain can cause serious discomfort and concern, limit your ability to exercise and be at the root of other body pain. Pain in your back can be short-lived, dissipating after a few days. Or it can become chronic, severely effecting your quality of life. Acupuncture for back pain is very effective treatment for both types of situations. Here are some of the most common reasons for back pain.
Why Is Your Back Hurting?
1. Past Injuries
If you’ve been in a car or skiing accident, or experienced another sports injury, you may be living with untreated back injuries. Even injuries that occurred years ago often continue to cause back pain. It is wise to seek the help of a licensed acupuncturist who is experienced in treating sports injuries – even those resulting from the sport of life. If you played contact sports, like football or hockey, you are at a higher risk of having lingering pain from past injuries.
Do you spend hours hunched over at a desk staring at a computer screen? This is a common cause of neck and back pain - as well as arm and hand pain, too. You will need to make some smart adjustments to your lifestyle. Use ergonomic office equipment, take regular breaks to avoid pain, and visit a licensed acupuncturist to treat your pain and help you prevent it from recurring. Acupuncture treats not only your symptoms, but also addresses the causes of your problems.
3. Poor Lifting Technique
Whether you lift heavy objects at work or weights at the gym, proper lifting technique is vital for your back. Avoid bending at your waist. Squat and lift objects using your leg muscles instead. At the gym, always increase the weight you’re lifting incrementally to avoid injury.
4. Lack of Exercise
Your back muscles work hard all day, keeping you upright while you walk, sit, and move throughout your day. Regular exercise strengthens and tones these muscles and keeps your back and torso flexible. Yoga, swimming, and dancing are all fun workouts that strengthen back muscles and improve overall health.
Are you experiencing back pain? Cindy E. Levitz, Lic. Acupuncturist, PLLC, located in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, NY, offers relief from neck and back pain, anxiety, migraines, and other conditions that prevent you from living your best life. Her modern approach to acupuncture focuses on treating the whole person with a customized plan that gets results. With over 22 years of experience as a licensed acupuncturist, you can trust her to rejuvenate and restore your health and vitality. Call (212) 924-8034 to speak with Cindy, or chat with her via Facebook to learn more about her practice conveniently located near Murray Hill, Gramercy Park, and Midtown South.