By Sara Calabro
Los Angeles Times recently called back pain “one of medicine’s most confounding problems.” It’s also one of the most expensive—not to mention, a significant contributor to prescription-drug addiction and misuse, and overall low quality of life for hundreds of millions of people.
Acupuncture can help shed light on this monumental problem for which mainstream medicine has very few answers.
Part of the reason back pain is so puzzling is that it potentially involves so many different structures and functions throughout the body. This applies to acupuncture in that there are multiple ways to address back pain depending on the location, accompanying symptoms, and style of acupuncture being used.
This article will focus exclusively on trigger-point acupuncture for low back pain. Keep reading