Back Pain and Acupuncture in Red Bank, NJ

Pain is a universal part of the human experience. In particular, back pain often causes sufferers to make poor choices when it comes to pain management; there are times when any solution that works appears acceptable. In many cases, people suffering from back pain rely too heavily on analgesic medications to ease suffering. However, painkilling medications, when used for extended periods of time, carry a heavy risk.

Fortunately, there are solutions for back pain that not only resolve the various conditions that cause back pain, but also promote the general health of the body. There is no reason to inflict harm on the body in order to manage pain. By providing medical care (including interventional pain management and commonsense medication management, physical therapy, and chiropractic, Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation takes advantage of healthy practices to relieve pain and get the body back in motion.

Our Red Bank rehabilitation office has yet another tool in its healthy pain management arsenal—Acupuncture.

Acupuncture for Back Pain: How it Works

Back pain has a number of causes. Among these are sprains and strains that occur as the result of an injury or poor posture; herniated discs (when the inner part of the cushion between two vertebrae bulges out); or sciatica, pain that results from the irritation of the sciatic nerves.

Traditionally, acupuncture is seen as a method of balancing the body’s life energy, as well as the opposing forces of Yin and Yang (which regulate the organs). When the body has deficient, excessive, or blocked life energy, the body is vulnerable to pain and disorder. An imbalance between Yin and Yang is also seen as the culprit behind many conditions. Acupuncture uses the safe and gentle insertion of very fine needles into specific points to restore harmony within the body for reduced pain and suffering.

Modern-day research has discovered acupuncture’s mechanism of action. This ancient technique instigates a particular set of events within the brain. This reaction causes the release of the body’s own painkilling and healing chemicals, including:

• The body’s natural painkilling analgesic, similar to morphine—Endogenous Opiates;
• Mood-boosting and pain-relieving analgesics—Serotonin, Edorphins, and Acetylcholine; and
• Acupuncture also regulates Cortisol, a stress hormone. Cortisol is sometimes necessary to reduce inflammation and prevent the formation of scar tissue. In other cases, the body produces too much cortisol, which may lead to suppressed immune function and other harmful effects. Acupuncture works to balance these responses.

Acupuncture Treatment for Back Pain in Red Bank, NJ at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation

At Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation, our highly skilled and dedicated team of practitioners offers the healthiest strategies possible for reducing pain, addressing injuries, and helping patients return to normal functioning. Our medical office uses every possible method of easing pain and correcting injuries without excessive drug use or unnecessary surgeries.

Please contact our pain management and rehabilitation office to learn more about the relief of back pain through acupuncture in Red Bank, NJ.