Upper Back Pain Treatment at Lok Acupuncture Clinic
If you experience upper back pain, there are ways to treat it. Our acupuncturist at Lok Acupuncture Clinic in Las Vegas would be happy to help you. Below is some information about back pain and how acupuncture can help.
Common Causes of Upper Back Pain
There are a variety of causes of upper back pain. These include various problems in your spine, slipped or herniated discs, discs that are bulging, degenerative disc disease, accidents and injuries, pinched nerves, and more. Below are some details about some of these causes of upper back pain.
Improper workplace ergonomics can contribute to back pain. You may be sitting wrong at your desk, or lifting and carrying items incorrectly. Doing all of these over long periods of time can cause back pain.
Your posture and how you sit and stand throughout the day can have a huge impact on your back and any back pain you may be experiencing. Be aware that poor posture habits from lifestyle and work choices you have made can cause back pain.
Typical symptoms of back pain include:
- Not being able to stand straight without feeling some kind of pain in the back area
- Stiffness or aching in your spine that does not go away, which can be felt from the tailbone to the base of the neck
- Chronic pain felt in the lower and middle back, usually after stand or sitting for long periods of time
- Chronic pain in the back area that can be felt in the lower back
How to Diagnose Upper Back Pain
The diagnosis of your upper back pain should be done by a professional. Our acupuncturist, Dr. Peter Lok, will want to examine your back area to see exactly where your pain is coming from. Pressing on the pain area, checking your range of motion and how well your nerves are working, urine and blood tests, x-rays, MRIs, and EMGs can all be done to help your specialist diagnose where your pain is coming from.
How Our Acupuncturist Will Treat Your Injury
Dr. Lok will want to perform acupuncture on the areas of your body that affect your back pain. Thin needles will be placed in specific areas of your body, just below the skin. Endorphins will be released in these areas, giving you natural pain relief. Please contact us if you have any questions about our procedures for pain relief.
Las Vegas Acupuncturist
Set up an appointment with us today to end your upper back pain. You can visit us at Lok Acupuncture Clinic, 1818 E Desert Inn Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169. You can also call us at (702) 732-0178 to make your appointment over the phone.