Perhaps the last thing you want to do when your back is flaring up is go have needles poked into it. When movement is a trial and sneezing makes you want to cry, it's an understandable impulse to lay down and never get up again.
Yet, acupuncture is an excellent treatment for pain. It works by stimulating blood flow to the problem spot. The stimulation brings energy into the knotted mess and helps it unclench. Many patients have been able to use less pain medication, or completely stop taking it after they came to me.
If back pain troubles you, consider acupuncture. It really does work.
See more conditions we treat at Fort Collins Acupuncture here.