chronic back pain to severe back pain
she has always had lower back pain.
it has shifted to severe back pain several times in the past.
this time, she experienced a severe pain that seemed to pop from her lower back to her pelvis.
she could barely reach the bed, and it was the worst back pain she has ever had.
for 3 days now, she has been bedridden, and although she finally went to the hospital, they only prescribed her some medicine, which she has been taking and resting for 3 days.
the numbness is also very strong and does not improve easily.
it is hard for her to stand up from a sitting position and she is unable to work.
she came to our clinic because she wanted something to be done as soon as possible.
she had difficulty standing up from the chair in the waiting room.
when she lay down on the treatment bed, we stretched her lower back with some towels to create a comfortable posture.
palpation revealed tenderness in the upper part of the longissimus lumbar muscle.
the first treatment was acupuncture only, as manual treatment might increase the amount of stress.
1st treatment: 10→5. symptoms improved by half after one treatment. she was able to walk, but the pain reappeared when she pushed too hard.
2nd treatment: symptoms fluctuated, but gradually got better.
5th treatment: 5→1. mostly good. no more problems in daily life, but discomfort in the lower back occurs when straining.
acupuncture was applied to the lumbar multifidus muscle, which is deeper than the longissimus lumbar muscle, to solve the underlying problem.
7th treatment: daily life and discomfort in the lower back disappeared.