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Acupuncture for Back Pain – Part III – Thoraco Lumbar Fascia (TLF)

By | March 2nd, 2015|Acupuncture, Pain Relief|

    Acupuncture provides relief from back pain In the first and second article on back pain, bad posture was discussed.   Now we will be examining the Thoraco Lumbar Fascia (TLF). What is TLF? TLF is a dense diamond shaped fibrous sheet which provides connection for the following muscles: Upper portion of TLF - Latissimus dorsi, Trapezius, Rhomboid major Middle portion of TLF - Diaphragm and internal obliques Lower portion of TLF - Quadratus lumborum, Gluteus maximus, Longissium, Iliocastalis, Spinal erectors, Mutifidi Fibers from these muscles merge together to form the TLF, a fibrous tissue which links and [...]

Acupuncture for Back Pain: Part Two – Are you compensating for bad posture?

By | October 29th, 2014|Pain Relief|

Acupuncture is an effective pain relief for back pain. In the first article, we discussed bad posture and where it comes from. Different issues can result in poor posture: Chronic overuse               Exercising such as running, lifting weights, playing tennis, sitting at computer, using a mouse An injury                            Such as a fall, broken bone, car accident Genetic issues                   Curvature of spine, shortened leg bone. Bad posture will force the body to compensate for twisted, hunched and titled joints and muscles. Faulty posture leads to adaptations by muscles and the nervous system. When a joint or muscle have a change in [...]

Acupuncture for Back Pain – Part One

By | October 14th, 2014|Pain Relief|

Acupuncture for relief of back pain. Let’s talk about back pain. From achy stiff back in the morning to severe debilitating throbbing, back pain is the most common ailment for people. Chronic back pain accounts for 50 to 80 billion dollars spent every year on health treatments. This series of articles will discuss some of the common reasons for back pain. To provide successful pain relief with acupuncture, there are many facets of your life and postural mechanisms to be reviewed. How many times have you heard the stories of people experiencing sudden back pain? Maybe your back [...]