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Treating Back Pain With Acupuncture in Columbia

At Palmetto Acupuncture and Holistic Health Clinic, our staff uses acupuncture for back pain with great success for our Columbia patients. The popularity of this treatment has been on the rise due to several double-blind studies offering scientific evidence that acupuncture provides significant relief from back discomfort. During the procedure, thin needles are left to rest at certain points on the back and may also be used in combination with electrical stimulation. The measurable decrease in pain level, along with the absence of side effects, makes this treatment desirable for patients of all ages and those suffering from a variety of conditions.


Common Causes of Chronic & Acute Conditions

Upward of 80 percent of individuals seek back pain treatment at least once during their lifetime for a multitude of reasons. While some suffer with lower back pain from chronic conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis and skeletal irregularities, others have more acute conditions. Muscle strain, ligament injury and bulging or ruptured disks may cause immediate symptoms. Those who experience these injuries need prompt treatment to alleviate discomfort. As the human body ages, many experience intervertebral disc degeneration, which is a common condition where the cushioning discs between each vertebra begin to break down and cause pain. Many patients also seek acupuncture treatment for neck pain relief. Our clinic understands the interconnection between the structure of the back and neck, and we have experience treating issues in both areas.

Call Us in Columbia to Get Started

Whether you have suffered with pain for years or recently experienced an injury that is causing you back trouble, our licensed staff can help ease your discomfort. We are happy to answer any questions you may have before or during your visit. Call us in Columbia or Lexington at 803-806-8889 to schedule an appointment.


...letting you know that I am moving much better since my last treatment. I'm glad I considered coming in. I wish I hadn't waited.
- Richard
As an ultrarunner, cyclist, mountain biker and kayaker, my body takes a beating. Acupuncture has not only proven to help my muscles recover more quickly after a race, it has been extremely beneficial in loosening muscles up prior to a race. I was told by two of the top orthopedic surgeons in Columbia that I would require surgery for a staph infection as a result of a mountain bike wreck. Marty was able to cure me through the use of acupuncture and I was able to avoid having surgery and the recovery that would ensue as a result of surgery. As an ultrarunner, I developed a severe case of plantar fasciitis, which is common for runners. I have seen a significant decrease in pain due to acupuncture treatments, so much so that I was able to complete my first 75-mile ultrarun with no issues. I highly recommend Marty to any athletes who might suffer from acute or chronic issues. I have saved thousands of dollars by avoiding costly invasive surgeries, but more importantly, I have been to avoid taking strong medications which would wreak havoc on my body. Due to the nature of acupuncture and the herbal remedies Marty has prescribed to me, I am able to continue my training while healing.
- Bill Jordan
'I've brought a variety of sports-related injuries and complaints to Marty and he has always been able to resolve my issues. From tennis elbow to running stress, Marty has healed my injuries and helped me stay active and fit. Thanks for all you do Marty!" 
Palmetto Acupuncture And Holistic Health Clinic
1825 Sumter St.
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-806-8889
Fax: 803-806-8893
Office Hours:
Monday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.