Acupuncture Saratoga Springs is part and parcel of traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Most people living in the West know acupuncture as a treatment involving the use of acupuncture needles; however, acupuncture comes in many forms in TCM.

Acupuncture is around 5000 years old, long before stainless steel was invented.  The needles used before the dawn of metal were made of bamboo shoots and even long before bamboos were used as needles shaped stones were used as acupuncture needles.  Traditional acupuncture states that acupuncture points are sites in the body where meridians, invisible energy channels that connect to every major organ in the body, are located.  The needles are inserted into the acupuncture points to stimulate the nerves within the meridians.  The meridians connect to organs such as the heart, kidneys, liver large and small intestine, etc.  The needles cause an effect in the body that helps remove body pain.

With regard to back injuries and lower back pain, the use of traditional acupuncture in treating pain, acute and chronic in the back, back spasms and aches has been used for millennia and even today with great efficacy.  Chronic pain and back spasm, often the symptoms of low back pain can be addressed with acupuncture in a long-term and even permanent basis.

For several years, acupuncture has proven its potency that it is now widely accepted in the West as a treatment for body pains such as back and neck pain or headaches.  Now it is used to treat certain types of infertility.  A new type of acupuncture has arisen from years of research into the needling process of acupuncture and how it actually works in a Westernized technique known as dry needling.  Dry needling is acupuncture therapy that works almost immediately in treating and giving relief to muscle spasm, back spasm, buttock pain and back ache.

Muscle Spasm – The back muscles to protect the back from further injury will tend to spasm causing series of back aches and back spasms to individuals.  The pelvis is prone to muscle spasm after an injury to the back resulting in pain in the buttock with lower back pain and back aches exacerbating the buttock pain.  These painful conditions are not detected by MRI or x-ray.

Muscle spasms can increase in the body and trigger points can develop in the muscles because of this increase.  The rise of trigger points mean more back and buttock pain.  Dry needling acupuncture works effectively against trigger points, eliminating these sources of pain and thus allowing the body from further back spasms and aches and lower back pain.

The cause of further pain after suffering from a back injury are the trigger points and muscle spasm.  Since many back injuries self-heal, dry needling is a fast and effective way to rid the body of further pain.