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Try Acupuncture for Back Pain Relief

Written By Merivale Chiropractic and Massage Clinic on January 1, 2022

Acupuncture for Back Pain Merivale Chiropractic and Massage Clinic

Back pain is an issue that affects millions. It can often arise from poor posture, unhealthy lifestyle habits, auto injury, or simply old age. Merivale Chiropractic & Massage Clinic in Ottawa, Ontario, specializes in acupuncture techniques that are proven to help relieve your back pain. At first glance, acupuncture can seem confusing, which is why we are going to break down what acupuncture is and how you can benefit from it.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a method used to treat pain that originates from ancient China. The technique, which is thousands of years old, involves inserting thin needles at strategic points on one’s skin. This is done to relieve pressure, pain, cramps, or other pain points.

Contrary to popular belief, acupuncture itself is not a painful technique. The needles are so thin and small that most patients don’t even feel them going into the skin. The amount of needles that are inserted (as well as where they are inserted) depends on the amount of pain you are in and where it’s located.

How Does Acupuncture Help Relieve Back Pain?

When acupuncture needles are inserted into your back, your muscles release endorphins, known as “pain-killing chemicals.” Additionally, the insertion of needles encourages your brain to release serotonin, which helps in regulating mood. During a session, Dr. Tatyana Lachowich may twirl the needles, apply heat, or electrical stimulation to them in order to stimulate chemical responses that target your pain.

However, acupuncture is not a cure-all for back pain. While it may relieve pain in the short term, we highly recommend you also receive frequent chiropractic adjustments. Merivale Chiropractic & Massage Clinic performs several non-invasive adjustments that target your back pain. Combined with acupuncture, we can get you back to living your life again.

If you are suffering from chronic back pain, do something about it before the problem gets worse. Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to help manage your pain. Combined with adjustments and spinal manipulation, acupuncture can be a soothing, natural way to eliminate your back pain.

Merivale Chiropractic & Massage Clinic in Ottawa

Dr. Tatyana Lachowich is trained and licensed to provide acupuncture. She is a member in good standing of the Acupuncture Council of Ontario. After acupuncture sessions with Dr. Lachowich, our patients report feelings of relaxation, reductions in pain, decreased inflammation, and an improved range of motion. 

Schedule an acupuncture appointment at (613) 226-8142 and see why we are Ottawa’s choice for acupuncture.

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