Acupuncture for Back Pain

North End Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Book A ServiceContact Us

Acupuncture for Back Pain in Boston, MA

Are you struggling with back pain and searching for effective relief in Boston? At North End Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine, we specialize in treating back pain through personalized acupuncture treatments designed to address your unique needs and promote overall wellness.

Understanding Back Pain

Back pain can arise from numerous causes, including traumatic injury, poor posture, heavy lifting, stress, and many internal or chronic conditions. This type of pain can severely affect your daily activities, causing serious discomfort while restricting your movement and leading to significant lifestyle changes.

Our expert practitioners specialize in diagnosing and treating back pain through holistic and integrative medicine approaches, ensuring a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. We will help reduce and eliminate pain, increase mobility, and allow you to return to the activities and lifestyle that bring you joy.

How Acupuncture Can Help

Acupuncture is a time-tested treatment that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate healing and relieve pain. For back pain, acupuncture works by:

 

  • Reducing inflammation: Acupuncture can help decrease inflammation by decompressing nerves in the back and shoulders, alleviating pain, swelling, numbness, and tingling.
  • Improving circulation: Enhanced blood flow to the affected area promotes faster healing and provides pain relief.
  • Relaxing muscles: Acupuncture helps relax tight and sore muscles, reducing tension and improving mobility.
  • Releasing endorphins: The treatment stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, providing immediate relief.
  • Treating the Root Cause: Oftentimes back pain is due to internal pathologies that are only manifesting as back pain. Chinese medicine will address these fundamental issues and restore balance to the entire system.
    Acupuncture for Back Pain

    Our Approach To Treating Back Pain

    Acupuncture Treatment

    Initial Consultation & Treatment – $135 ~ 90 min 

    The first session will consist of an in-depth discussion of your primary health concerns and full health history, along with a deep examination of the function of each of your body’s systems to properly diagnose any impairments or deficiencies.

    Your practitioner will administer acupuncture, as well discuss an individualized treatment plan to address your specific condition and personal goals- which may include herbal medicine, dietary changes and lifestyle modification.

    To save time at your initial consultation, feel free to print, fill out, and bring your Health History Form.

    Follow-up Visit – $95 ~ 60 min 

    Your follow-up sessions will focus on treatment of your main complaint, as well as resolving any relevant underlying causes and secondary concerns.

     *The cost of an herbal consultation is included in the above rates, minus cost of herbs.

    Herbal Treatment

    Initial Visit – $125 ~ 45-60 min 

    The first session will consist of an in-depth discussion of your primary health concerns and full health history, along with a deep examination of the function of each of your body’s systems to properly diagnose any impairments or deficiencies.

    Your practitioner will prescribe appropriate herbal formulas and discuss an individualized treatment plan to address your specific condition and personal goals- which may include dietary changes and lifestyle modification.

    To save time at your initial consultation, feel free to print, fill out, and bring your Health History Form.

    Follow-up Visit – $65 ~ 30 min 

    During your follow-up sessions your practitioner will ask a series of questions, and perform diagnostic tests to assess how your body is responding to the herbal medicine and to see if any adjustments are necessary. 

    Cupping

    Initial Visit – $65 ~ 30 min 

    Cupping is often used as a quick and effective way to release musculoskeletal pain and tension, especially neck pain and back pain- though it is used for many other disorders in Chinese medicine.

    Your practitioner will administer a cupping treatment, as well discuss an individualized treatment plan to address your specific condition and personal goals- which may include acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary changes and lifestyle modification.

    Why Choose North End Acupuncture?

    At North End Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine, we are dedicated to providing personalized and effective holistic healthcare options tailored to your individual needs. Our unique approach to integrative medicine ensures that we have a treatment option right for every patient. Whether you’re seeking pain relief, stress management, or overall wellness, we’re here to support you on your journey to better health through acupuncture.

    Choose yourself

    Don’t let back pain hold you back. Contact us today to learn more about our acupuncture services or to book your appointment. Experience the benefits of acupuncture for back pain in Boston, MA, and take the first step towards a pain-free life.

    Welcome to North End Acupuncture
    Emily Centrella
    Emily Centrella
    2024-05-21
    Philip is by far the best acupuncturist in Boston! I was in and out of the Doctor from a cyst in my foot and decided to try acupuncture to reduce the symptoms. After seeing Philip, my pain was completely gone! I continued to see him throughout marathon training and he addressed any pains that came up and I felt 100% for race day!!! I will definitely be seeing Philip during every marathon training cycle I have moving forward. I recommend North End Acupuncture to anyone that needs a well educated and thoughtful specialist!!!!
    Jacquelyn Ko-Hoerres
    Jacquelyn Ko-Hoerres
    2024-05-13
    I have been going to North End Acupuncture for several years now. Caleb the acupuncturist has been incredible to work with. The addition of this modality to my treatment plan has been really successful. Do not hesitate to try.
    Wendy Franco Almquist
    Wendy Franco Almquist
    2024-05-06
    I am a patient of Caleb’s for over a year. He has done an outstanding job addressing my complex issues including digestive issues ,allergies and insomnia. I recommend him highly
    Nicole Hilaire
    Nicole Hilaire
    2024-04-23
    Caleb is incredibly knowledgeable and does an excellent job explaining the treatment plan. I’ve noticed significant improvements in my overall health in the 6 months that I’ve been a patient.
    Katherine Hut
    Katherine Hut
    2024-04-11
    I have been one of Caleb’s patients for over a year. He’s exceptionally knowledgeable, and his years of experience definitely show! I saw a number of acupuncturists before finding North End Accupuncture— if you’re new to acupuncture or still looking for the right professional for you, I recommend giving this place a try!
    Saul B
    Saul B
    2024-04-11
    I have tried over a dozen practitioners in the city, but this is hands down the best acupuncture in Boston that I have experienced. I initially went to North End Acupuncture to get treatment for digestive issues. I saw Philip who specializes in digestive disorders. There was a lengthy first session where he asked me all sorts of questions and after he ordered some lab testing it was evident that I had Leaky Gut Syndrome, as well as some not so good bacteria in my gut. Philip explained each test result clearly so that I could understand it as well as what the plan was to treat it going forward. We started with acupuncture as well as a few Chinese herbal supplements, and we made a number of dietary and lifestyle changes. The results were profound. Within a week I had a significant reduction in symptoms and within 7 weeks my digestion was back to being completely normal after nearly a decade of significant issues. Not to mention my energy had returned and headaches were gone...two things that I never thought were related to my digestion. I'd give 6 stars if I could.
    Aarati Noronha
    Aarati Noronha
    2024-04-08
    I’ve been going to north end acupuncture for over 2 years now. Caleb is very good at what he does. I was suffering from intractable migraines and extreme insomnia when I first started treatment. I can say with confidence that I rarely suffer from migraines anymore, I sleep better and the overall quality of my life has improved significantly.
    Mary-Ann Calcagno
    Mary-Ann Calcagno
    2024-03-29
    Philip is so caring and thorough; he takes the time to listen to your concerns and discuss treatment. I found the acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs very helpful when looking for relief from menopausal symptoms, stress, and generally anything that was bothering me when I visited him. I highly recommend!
    Brittany Nazario
    Brittany Nazario
    2024-03-19
    I've been going to Philip for the past 2 years and I can't say enough good things! I tried a handful of other acupuncturists before him and can confirm that his knowledge, service, and care can't be beat. He has helped me with SO MANY health issues and the treatment itself is a meditative experience in it's own. His treatments (acupuncture, herbs, and advice) have worked better than anything I've tried before. I have and will continue to recommend North End Acupuncture to anyone who is looking (or anyone who is complaining about anything health!). Thank you, Philip!!
    Monica Degnan
    Monica Degnan
    2024-03-17
    I love my acupuncture treatments with Lexi! I was skeptical about acupuncture at first but she explained why and how she was going to be helping me with my tennis elbow pain. Since my first treatment she has helped me with quality of sleep and improved the appearance of my shingle scars. If you have been skeptical give acupuncture a try, Lexi is wonderful.