Pain affects 116 million Americans according to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and almost 1/3 of these people experience chronic back pain. Drugs to treat pain are highly addictive and carry uncomfortable side effects. Surgeries can be risky, costly and sometimes have little impact on the pain.
Acupuncture can help. Regular treatments impact pain receptors in the brain and decreases muscle tension around stressed tissues. Pain reduction is often immediate and pain resolution is often achieved after a series of regular treatments.