Back pain is one of the top reasons people seek medical treatment. What causes it? Some of the top causes are sprains which can be caused by overstretching one or more of the ligaments in the back and strains, which are a rip or tear in the muscle caused by sudden force. This can happen from an injury, poor posture, or improper lifting. Another source of back pain comes from a herniated disc — which is a disc that bulges out from its place between two vertebrae. Sciatica is also a culprit that causes pain in the back. Sciatica, (also known as sciatic neuritis) is the result of the compression of the sciatic nerve in the lower back. It produces pain and/or numbness in the lower back, the glutes, and even down the entire length of the leg. Treatment options vary depending on the specifics of the case. In most cases, relieving the pressure on the sciatic nerve can be achieved without undergoing surgery. That means no recovering-from-surgery-time!
Back problems are also, by far, the primary reason for appointments with acupuncturists. Acupuncture is wonderful at releasing the extra tension that causes the tendons, and muscle spasms, to irritate the sciatica nerve bundle. If you are suffering from Sciatica — you definitely want to be trying acupuncture pronto to stave off surgery. Many patients feel immediate improvements which is very encouraging. Caught early, the tension clears faster. Point sites will be local to the lower back, but also up to the upper back and neck area (where some great exit points live).
With acupuncture, we look at your whole health history, sports traumas, falls, bumps and bruises, as well as all other stories. The body likes to remember its history to help protect you. Acupuncture helps to reduce the residual effects that linger, sometimes for years. There is more information on the tongue and the pulse, in addition to your history. Also, when there is flinching during touch or treatment, we know there has been trauma. Back pain is one of the most frequently treated symptoms, and most people experience great results with acupuncture.
I Wouldn’t Be Able to Function Without Ingri
“I’ve been seeing Ingri three or four years now and I wouldn’t be able to function without her. Since having four back surgeries, the acupuncture treatments help alleviate the muscle spasms and enable me to sleep at night. I also get relief in the backs of my thighs, which helps with daily activities. I love her professional manner, she explains what she’s doing and how it can help you.” — F. Rodriquez
I Feel So Much Better, and Without Drugs!
“This has been the best experience I have had for both my back pain and my mind. I feel so much better, and without drugs!!!” — Diane Micalizzi, Fairfield, CT
One Treatment for Back Pain
“One treatment for back pain brought significant relief! 60%! As a teacher the ability to breeze about a lab and support my students is essential. Thank you, Ingri!” — J. Manes, Newtown, CT
I Feel So Much Better — Without Drugs!
“This has been the best experience I have had for both my back pain and my mind. I feel so much better, and without drugs!!!”— D. Micalizzi, Fairfield, CT
Ingri is THE BEST!
“Ingri is an exceptional acupuncturist and helped me with my back problem like magic! I have recommended Ingri countless times because she is the BEST! Thank you, Ingri.” — K. Audett, CT
My Back Feels 100% Better
“Ingri is brilliant, which allows her to take care of her patients with her knowledge and understanding of the human spirit. She treats the root of the problem not the symptom. In 5 treatments for lower back pain, she worked on my shoulder and middle back to release the tension that was blocking the release from the lower back. 100% professional. Doesn’t waste time and gets right down to business…or should I say to the point. Thanks Ingri, I feel 100% better, a huge fan!” — L. Deponte, Wilton, CT
100% Back Pain Free After My 2nd Session
“I had severe lower pain for four weeks. I couldn’t stand for too long. I found out about acupuncture and had never tried it, but thought I would give it a try. I had 80% improvement after just one session and 100% by my second session. I would recommend it for anyone with pain, it truly worked.” — Tracy O. , Stratford, CT
I Am Finally Living Comfortably After Years of Neck & Back Pain
“I came to Ingri with neck and back pain, with my pain being an “8” on a scale of 1-10. After just 5 treatments, I have 50% improvement. After years of living uncomfortably, I’m finally feeling comfortable!” — J. Guertin, Bethel, CT
After 3 Days My Coccyx Pain Was Down to a 2/10
“Acupuncture treated coccyx (tailbone) pain of several weeks duration, with a severity level of 0-10=10! After one treatment he reports: “Who would have thought!? Had crazy coccyx pain like for two weeks – tried painkillers/massage/chiropractic and “NOTHING” helped. But after only three days my pain was down to a 2/10 after being treated with acupuncture by Ingri Boe-Wiegaard in Fairfield. GO ACUPUNCTURE! Go Ingri! Thank you!” — S. Hinds, Bridgeport, CT
Acupuncture Helped Right Away!
“My neck and back have been hurting for several years. After just two treatments, I feel a 70% improvement! It was great to have such a quick improvement! So remarkable that acupuncture helped right away!” — Juilia G., Bethel, CT