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Can acupuncture relieve my back pain?

I am a 23-year-old male who has chronic back pain. Can acupuncture relieve my back pain?

23 Answers

Sorry to hear that. Usually, if there is not a serious misalignment of bones, yes.
Acupuncture is great for pain management. I think it would be very helpful.
You will need to be evaluated first to determine if it can help you. With that said, I have helped relieve many people from back pain with acupuncture.
Yes
Yes, and very effectively.
Thank you for your inquiry! Yes! Back pain is one of the most common reasons people come for acupuncture. There are many popular studies of the results when acupuncture has been helpful for back pain.

Back pain is the most common reason patients seek acupuncture treatment. Whether the back pain is acute or chronic, it generally responds quickly to acupuncture. Seek a consultation, talk to the acupuncturist about their experience treating back pain, get an exam and the acupuncturist can give you an idea of how long it would take to give you relief.

Yes, acupuncture can relieve back pain. However, it will return at some point if you keep doing whatever is causing it. If you have injuries, perhaps an MRI and a visit to a neurologist can shed light on causes. If it's just tense muscles, or poor posture, regular acupuncture can keep you in good form. Try different acupuncturists until you find the ones you have rapport with, and give the best relief.
Best of luck.
Yes, it does. I think it is the one of the best treatments for chronic back pain.

Yes.
Yes, it is the number 1 reason that people goes to acupuncture.

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/acupuncture-treatments-improve-low-back-pain
Yes, it really works.

It would be important to first assess the cause, but most likely yes.
Yes. Acupuncture is a very effective treatment for pain throughout your body.
I treat back pain patients every week. The results are fantastic, most only have to come in 1 or two times (until they do something to cause pain again - like a major move or heavy lifting job). Some come in for weekly or monthly treatments to help stay on top of the pain and most come in a few times and then don't need to see me until some other heavy issue happens.

Find a licensed practitioner in your area (L.Ac) not some chiropractor who "took acupuncture classes" never a PT with needles and not an MD who "does acupuncture too". Find a good, well-trained licensed acupuncturist and you'll be in good hands.
Hi. Yes
Yes, acupuncture can treat chronic back pain. There are many studies on the NIH website (National Institute of Health).
Yes and more information about Medicare looking into acupuncture. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/medicare-will-pay-for-acupuncture-that-is-part-of-low-back-pain-research/2019/07/15/3eb8cf94-a749-11e9-9214-246e594de5d5_story.html
Yes.
I still have yet to see anything better than acupuncture to resolve pain. And I'm saying, without side effects.

Be well, be confident, we can help.
Yes, it can relieve your back pain, it may take several treatments.
I have seen success with decreasing pain and soreness in patients suffering from low back pain. There are many combinations of distal, local, and adjacent acupuncture points that when treated fairly often can loosen muscle tension, decrease soreness, and allow you to gain more mobility when performing daily functional activity.
Acupuncture will most likely be able to relieve your back pain. If you've not already had x-rays taken, it's a good idea to start with your primary care physician and have some imaging done. As long as there's nothing structurally wrong, acupuncture is an excellent choice for first line treatment of back pain (and endorsed by the American College of Physicians).

Make sure you're seeing a state licensed, board certified acupuncturist. If you're not in CA, you can find someone local by using the "Find a Practitioner" link at NCCAOM.org.