Do you have a sharp pain in your lower back? Does your neck hurt when you bend a little?

Have your arms and limbs been numb and aching for some time? All these symptoms point to one problem: Slipped disc.

Our expert acupuncturist at Ayushyaa Clinic, Dr Praveen, is happy to shed some light on the subject of slipped disc, its causes and the treatment options you can choose.

"Slipped discs are a common problem among people between 30 and 50 years of age. This phenomenon is more common in men than in women." 

What are the causes of slipped discs?

"Some of the expected causes of a slipped disc can be as simple as a sudden strain on the vertebrae. There are many nerves in our spinal cord that are responsible for sending electrical signals to our brain. These signals are the reason our body functions the way it does like, feeling the sensation of touch, cold, hot, pain, pleasure, etc."

"If these nerves are interrupted in any way, it can disrupt the function of our body and cause many muscle spasms and pain."

How can you treat a slipped disc?

"There are numerous ways to treat a slipped disc. You can either use Western treatment methods such as surgery or medication. The disadvantage of taking medication is that it can have a lot of side effects for the patient. These include painkillers, muscle relaxants, and anti-inflammatory drugs."

However, according to Dr Praveen, "Acupuncture is one of the most effective methods of treating slipped discs."  "In most cases, acupuncture has no side effects on the body and can provide a permanent solution to a slipped disc."

Acupuncture sounds fascinating, but how does the treatment work?

Acupuncture is an ancient therapeutic technique first introduced by the Chinese dynasty. They believe that acupuncture is the key to unfolding the body and mind.

"In this therapy, fine needles are inserted into specific points along the meridians of the body to stimulate hormonal balance. These points can make our body function in sync and treat pain-related areas." 

Dr Praveen added, "I choose specific points along these meridians that correspond to the nerve pathways affected by the slipped disc."

Each acupuncture point has a different function in the body, so one must have extensive knowledge and experience to perform this therapy.

"For example, the points that are the focus of treatment for slipped discs are CV9 (Shuifen), CV6 (Qihai), and CV4 (Guanyuan)." 

How can acupuncture help us to relieve the pain?

Acupuncture treatment can help you fully recover from pain in the following ways:

  • Acupuncture treatment can help our body to function properly, regulate hormones, and treat pain-related areas.
  • Acupuncture stimulates the body by increasing blood flow to the body. 
  • The treatment causes our body to release endorphins, which help with pain management.

How effective is acupuncture?

"Acupuncture is an effective method of treating slipped discs and is used by doctors and alternative practitioners all over the world. Many research studies and papers have shown that acupuncture can help patients fully recover from a slipped disc. In addition, acupuncture is quite inexpensive compared to western medicine."

Apart from a slipped disc, acupuncture offers many other benefits.

If you want to learn more about acupuncture therapy, you can find a whole range of informative blogs about it here.

Also read,

  • How acupuncture works in relieving pain?
  • What Are The Benefits Of Acupressure?
  • How can acupuncture help people suffering from side effects of cancer?

You can visit Ayushyaa Clinic, one of the top acupuncture clinics in Bangalore, and talk to Dr Praveen and Dr Pooja about your queries. They have been the leading expert practitioners of acupuncture therapy in the city.