80% of Americans experience back pain at some point in their life.  It comes in many forms: low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, mid back pain.  Common causes can be nerve and muscular problems, degenerative disc disease, stenosis, arthritis, digestive issues, accidents, stress and emotional issues.

As in all medical issues there are 3 methods of intervention.

  1. Surgery
  2. Medication
  3. Therapy

Therapy consists of all variations from physical therapy to chiropractic to Acupuncture. If possible, it is always best to start with some form of therapy before moving on to a more severe intervention.

Acupuncture has proven to be one of the best and effective forms of therapy for pain.  Below is a list of some research with back pain and there is a lot more on the web.

Dr Jeff Jacob was the clinical director of the New York Center for Pain Management, one of New York City’s largest centers for pain therapy.  Using a combination of therapies including many forms of manual therapy, heat, electrical stimulation and Acupuncture Jeff Jacob has successfully worked on thousands of patients, including mild pain, sever pain, injuries and post-operative rehabilitation. Patients came from all avenues of life, including new born babies, people over 90, professional athletes and people with more sedentary lifestyles.

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