Our Acupuncture services provide a safe and effective remedy for people living in and around Park Orchards and Mount Evelyn with back and neck pain. Neck and back pain can range from a dull, mild, annoying ache, to persistent and severe pain. The pain can sometimes be debilitating and can restrict mobility, and may even interfere with normal functioning and quality of life.
However, even with our current technological advancements, the leading cause of neck and back pain can sometimes be difficult to determine. In most cases, neck and back pain may have different causes including the following:
- Strenuous activity like heavy lifting or improper exercises
- Fractures, injury, or trauma
- Degeneration of vertebrae due to stresses on the ligaments and muscles that support the spine
- Tumours, bone spur or any abnormal growth
- Obesity which can place increased weight on your spine or pressure on your discs
- Poor muscle tone, muscle tension or spasm
- Sprain or strain
- Muscle or ligament tears
- Joint problems like arthritis
Treatment options for back and neck pain
In most cases, neck and back pain originate from strain due to strenuous activities and can be treated non-surgically. The common remedies involve relieving the muscle spasm and pressure on the affected area.
For neck pain, experts suggest that you limit your movement and add more support on the head, taking the load off your neck. Lying down will have a similar effect since it reduces weight and gives the neck muscles the needed rest as they heal from the strain.
Another option is to go to your doctor so that they can perform a physical exam as well as assess your medical history. They may provide you a prescription that will fall under these categories:
- Muscle relaxants
- Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Short-term use of opioids
Taking medications may provide relief from both neck and back pain, but it’s also known to have side effects. Therefore, asking your doctor about these side effects is a must before taking any drug.
Our acupuncture treatment for back and neck pain
Acupuncture has been one of the most popular remedies for neck and back pain in China for over 5000 years, although the benefits are now being discovered in the Western world too. In fact, people are becoming more aware of this alternative treatment as it doesn’t require them to take any drugs.
This procedure will only require a licensed acupuncturist and several sterilised needles which will be used on specific acupuncture points of the body. The purpose of this treatment is to stimulate your nervous system to release chemicals in the spinal cord, muscles, and brain. These chemicals will influence your own internal regulating system and will pave the way for your body’s natural healing abilities and, in turn, promote both physical and emotional well-being.
Why choose Belinda Tran’s Acupuncture clinics?
Belinda Tran is a fully qualified Acupuncturist and holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine). She is also an accredited member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association. When you visit either of her clinics, which are located at Park Orchards and Mount Evelyn, she’ll greet you with a smile, listen to your issues and apply her knowledge with neck and back pain acupuncture treatment.