Palm Harbor Acupuncture for herniated disc therapy is worth considering since acupuncture has been around for several thousands of years as a treatment for various kinds of disorders, herniated disc being one of them. Acupuncture is the most popular treatment of traditional Chinese medicine and is a very effective treatment for a host of back and spinal problems. Moreover, acupuncture is very good in removing symptoms of spinal stenosis such as lower back and neck pain among others. For many health conditions, acupuncture combined with Chinese herbal medicine have been known to be more effective than acupuncture therapy alone. Acupuncture is a less risky and less invasive alternative compared to conventional treatments such as surgery and pharmaceutical pain medications. The fear of surgery and harmful side effects caused by pharmaceutical pain medications for treating herniated discs makes acupuncture a more logical choice for many people who desire a less risky and more natural approach for their problem.

Acupuncture is more potent when used as soon as initial symptoms of a herniated disc such as back spasms and cramps start to arise. The addition of herbal medicine can be helpful for recovery when the patient is suffering from a severe form of herniated disc. In order for the beneficial effect of acupuncture to last longer, the acupuncturist can advise the patient to perform regular exercises or be treated with physical therapy. In addition to repairing the herniated disc, acupuncture improves the patient’s mood and allows him/her to rest comfortably and peacefully. In order to be sure that acupuncture is a viable treatment for the patient, the patient should consult with his/her doctor or physician first to evaluate the amount of damage in the herniated disc before considering acupuncture treatment.

Sadly, more than 50% of adults in the United States suffer from sciatica pain. It is felt as a burning pain originating from the lower back radiating down to the feet. This pain is due to the pressure on the sciatic nerve causing it to compress and usually results in a herniated disc. As people age and with poor nutrition, the spine, its muscles and other parts associated with the spine suffer entropy and breakdown and other aggravating factors like overexertion, accidents, diseases and poor posture, which can lead to back problems.

Observations have recorded how acupuncture stimulates the damaged area of the spine helping produce the body’s own steroids enabling it to fix the affected area and producing endorphins in the body to alleviate the swelling and the pain of the herniated disc. This is the dual effect that acupuncture is famous for and why it is so effective in treating painful back problems. Because of these factors, compare to surgery or pharmaceutical therapy acupuncture is surely a far more superior alternative for treating a herniated disc.