Back pain is one of the top reasons people seek medical treatment and the No. 1 reason for seeking acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture, along with Trigger Point therapies have become a ‘first line’ treatment rather than a last resort option for more and more who suffer from back pain.
Research has shown Chronic low back pain is one of the conditions in which Acupuncture is an effective tool for treating and with nearly 80 per cent of people suffering with low back pain some point in their life, this is good news.
Common Causes of Back Pain
Most commonly, mechanical issues and soft-tissue injuries are the cause of low back pain. These injuries can include damage to the intervertebral discs, compression of nerve roots, and improper movement of the spinal joints. The single most common cause of lower back pain is a torn or pulled muscle and/or ligament.
Muscle Strain and Ligament Sprain
A low back sprain or strain can happen suddenly or can develop slowly over time from repetitive movements.
- Strains occur when a muscle is stretched too far and tears, damaging the muscle itself.
- Sprains happen when over-stretching and tearing affects ligaments, which connect the bones together.
Common causes of sprain and strain include:
- Improper technique of lifting a heavy object
- Sudden movements that place too much stress on the low back
- Poor posture over time
- Sports injuries
While sprains and strains do not sound serious and do not typically cause long-lasting pain, the acute pain can be quite severe. Have a look at Tam Duc Traditional Medical Clinic specific low back information about: