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Alleviate Pregnancy-Related Low Back Pain With Acupuncture

Woman holding her low back in pain. It’s no surprise that many women experience low back pain during pregnancy. Over-the-counter medications or prescription painkillers aren’t an option due to dangerous side effects. Acupuncture is an excellent and safe alternative.

A Common Condition During Pregnancy

It’s estimated that up to three-quarters of all pregnant women experience low back pain, typically between their sixth and ninth months of pregnancy. Often, symptoms worsen in the evening hours, making it difficult for pregnant women to get sufficient sleep. Back pain also can impact a woman’s ability to perform daily tasks.

How Does Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture helps to increase blood circulation to the spinal cord and lumbar area. It also relieves muscle spasms and other symptoms that often accompany back pain. Due to enhanced blood flow, the discs can get the nourishment they need. The spinal cord also can get strengthened.

Safe and Comfortable

Acupuncture is considered to be one of the safest medical therapies available. Dr. Joe is highly experienced in providing acupuncture to his patients. He is a board-certified diplomate of acupuncture through the National Board Certification Committee of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

You also may be wondering if acupuncture hurts due to the needles used. Please be assured that acupuncture is gentle and pain-free. The needles used are ultrathin and designed to pass through the pores of the skin easily. Most of our patients report feeling nothing when the needles are inserted.
Get the Relief You Need

If you’ve been putting up with back pain during pregnancy and want to get safe, drug-free relief, contact us today to book an appointment!

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