Acupuncture for Neck & Back

Neck pain can be caused by something dramatic, such as a car accident, or more commonly by activities that seem harmless, like sleeping or reading. The neck frequently becomes painful and tight with poor posture, which may eventually result in pain, numbness, or tingling in the arms and hands. For this reason, it is best to resolve neck pain and work on your posture sooner rather than later. Acupuncture helps to relax tight muscles and our acupuncturists will give you great stretches and instruction to maintain great posture.

Back pain is so common that it is estimated that at least 80% of people will be affected by back pain at some point in their lives. It is the second most common cause of missed workdays due to illness. Back pain can affect anyone, whether you are an athlete, gardener, mom, or worker that sits at a desk all day. Muscle imbalances in the low back can contribute to early degenerative processes which will lead to pain, so it is important to take care of that achy low back quickly!

What We Treat

Neck conditions we treat:

  • Tight muscles
  • Spondylosis
  • Levator scapula syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Cervical radiculitis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
Back conditions we treat:

  • Sprain or Strain of the low back
  • Spondylosis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Lumbar radiculitis
  • SI joint dysfunction
  • Sciatica

Stretches & Exercises

Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.

Figure 4 Stretch

Figure 4 Stretch

Low Back

Opens the hips and glutes to help relieve pressure on the low back.

Piriformis Stretch

Piriformis Stretch

Low Back

This stretches the piriformis muscle, which is often involved when you have nerve pain going down your legs.

Standing Side Stretch

Standing Side Stretch

Low back

Opens the sides of the body to stretch the muscles along the sides of the spine.

Pocket Stretch

Pocket Stretch

Neck

This stretch lengthens the muscles that go from the base of the head to the top of the shoulder.

Questions? We offer free 15 minute consultations, call 208-629-4920 today! Schedule Appointment
Location

1500 W. Barrett Drive
Meridian, ID 83642

208-629-4920

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