Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA
Since 1988 practicing acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
Xiaoyan Wang
L. Ac., MD (China)
3721 Westerre Pkwy.
Suite C
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 301-1784
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

   Home      Low Back Pain
Low back pain is one of the most common problems people have in the United States. About 80 percent of people have at least one episode of low back pain during their lifetime. Low back pain can affect the back anywhere below the ribs and above the legs. The lower back is the connection between the upper and lower body, and it bears most of the body’s weight. Because of these roles, it is easily injured when you lift, reach, or twist.
Low back problems affect the spine's flexibility, stability, and strength, which can cause pain, discomfort, and stiffness.
Symptoms of low back pain may include:
  • Tenderness, pain, and stiffness in the lower back
  • Pain that spreads into the buttocks or legs
  • Having a hard time standing up or standing in one position for a long time
  • Discomfort while sitting
  • Weakness and tired legs while walking
Low back pain is often caused by overuse, strain, or injury. For instance, people often hurt their backs playing sports or working in the yard, being jolted in a car accident, or lifting something too heavy. Aging also plays a part. Your bones and muscles tend to lose strength as you age, which increases your risk of injury. The spongy discs between the bones of the spine may suffer from wear and tear and no longer provide enough cushion between the bones. A disc that bulges or breaks open (herniated disc) can press on nerves, causing back pain. In some people, low back pain is the result of arthritis, broken vertebrae caused by bone loss, illness, or a spine problem you were born with.
To relieve their pain, many people take over-the-counter medications—either acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, including aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen). Often muscle relaxants or anti inflammatory drugs only provide temporary relief from pain and can sometimes cause adverse side effects.
Acupuncture, among the oldest healing practices in the world, is part of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture can offer complete low back pain relief naturally with no adverse side effects. The sooner the treatment begins, the quicker the pain relieves. If you would like to pursue this form of treatment or information, please contact us.
Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA