Back and neck pain are very common, and can get in the way of daily routines. Natural treatments like acupuncture and acupressure, two services offered by Rebeca Truman, LAc, at Tranquility Acupuncture, LLC, can help with such pain. If you’d like to try natural healing, reach out to the Marysville, Ohio, practice online or by phone today.

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What are some common causes of back and neck pain?

Virtually everyone will experience back and neck pain at some point in their life. For some, these forms of pain can develop into chronic conditions that last for months or years.

Common causes of back and neck pain include:

  • Traumatic injury
  • Sports injuries
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative joint issues
  • Poor posture
  • Muscle tears
  • Tendon and ligament strain

Experiencing occasional neck and back pain is usually not concerning, but pain that’s severe or lingers is cause for treatment.

What kinds of natural treatments can help with back and neck pain?

In limited situations, surgical intervention is the only way to correct structural issues that cause neck and back pain. But surgery carries a risk of complications. Natural treatments can often relieve neck and back pain without invasive treatment options.

Acupuncture works by using thin, long treatment needles to stimulate your nervous system. Certain placements can help disrupt the transmission of pain signals between the body and the brain. Acupuncture can also treat pain by boosting circulation to the affected area, supporting your body’s innate healing abilities.

Acupressure is a hands-on method of tissue manipulation that strives to restore optimal joint alignment. Similar to massage therapy but more in-depth, acupressure can also improve circulation and create a sense of deep relaxation and calm.

When is the right time to seek natural healing for back and neck pain?

Back and neck pain can make it impossible to get through your normal daily tasks with ease. You may find yourself turning down invitations to see friends and family to avoid pain flare-ups. Social isolation can quickly lead to anxiety and depression, other chronic conditions.

People with chronic neck and back pain can also limit physical activity. Although rest is a critical part of the healing process, shifting toward a sedentary lifestyle can lead to a range of other health issues.

Treating your pain and addressing the underlying cause is crucial to restoring your life. Using alternative therapies and her own personal experience, Rebeca can help you overcome your pain.

If you experience neck or back pain that doesn’t seem to improve after a few days of self-care, contact Tranquility Acupuncture, LLC, to schedule a visit. Call the office or book an appointment online today.