Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

Our exclusive acupuncture treatment for Low Back Pain and other pain conditions.

Did You Know? Two non-lumbar muscles that most health care practitioners who treat back pain never think of treating.

There are two non-lumbar muscles that most health care practitioners who treat back pain never think of treating, yet studies show that in virtually every person with back pain, they are inhibited. These muscles are the Transverse Abdominis and the Internal Obliques. They are two of what are called “core muscles.”

The Transverse Abdominis is like a lumbar belt that supports the core of the torso. It works in a feet-forward fashion, meaning that it activates prior to any movement of the torso. So if it is inhibited, the back will not have proper support.

The Internal Obliques, along with the Transverse Abdominis, holds everything together.  Both the Transverse Abdominis and the Internal Obliques are antagonists to the diaphragm and a key lumbar muscle, the Quadratus Lumborum.

If the Transverse Abdominis and Internal Obliques are inhibited, there is poor sensory-motor integration with the diaphragm and the Quadratus Lumborum. This predisposes the back to further injury.

Thus it is crucial for any back treatment plan to include a treatment to activate the Transverse Abdominis and Internal Obliques.

Acupuncture Treatment for Low Back Pain Starts by Identifying the Pain Source.

When a patient presents with chronic low back pain (six months or longer duration), they often have trouble describing the exact location of their pain. The source of the pain seems a mystery.

To find the source of the pain, Dr. David Blake Jones, D.A.C.M., L.Ac. uses an orthopedic assessment tool called Exstore.

About the EXSTORE system

The EXSTORE system allows Dr. Jones to rapidly evaluate pain patterns, determine the root cause, and accordingly, treat the correct motor and trigger points to produce the maximum pain relief and restoration of function.

Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

Testing the strength of the muscles to find which ones are neurologically inhibited (weak) is the first step.

It may seem at times that a joint is the key element of a case of pain. However, the muscles of the body buttress the joints of the body and its other structures. If they are weak, or not firing properly, pain and dysfunction almost inevitably result. Think of a joint that is stiff. For a joint to move, a muscle that lies across it must contract. If the muscle tension is pronounced, however, like a vice grip on the joint, it prevents normal range of motion. Once the muscle tension is unwound and the function restored, the joint can then function with normality.

After the initial assessment

Once the assessment has revealed which muscles are inhibited, Acupuncture at specific motor nerves (located in the central part of the muscle, and serving as a literal command center for the muscle) usually combined with some form of mild electric stimulation, wakes up the weak, often tight, and dysfunctional muscle.

In fact, a patient usually notices an immediate change in strength and range of motion during the retesting of the formerly inhibited muscle, right after treatment.

Restoring muscle relieves the pressure on stressed joints, allowing for great improvement in range of motion, reduced pain in both muscle and joint, and restoration of formerly limited functions such as walking, reaching, gripping, bending, and etc. There is often dramatic improvement during and after just one treatment!

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Adam Girardot
Adam Girardot
23:05 13 Jul 21
Dr. Jones is a great doctor - very knowledgeable in TCM, meditation and holistic modalities. I originally came for... digestive issues, but have got help with multiple issues over the few months I've been coming. I recently had TMJ pain for weeks that he was able to relieve after just one session. Has great bedside manners, will chat or be quiet and peaceful, whichever you're in the mood for. Thanks Doc!read more
Tiago Duarte
Tiago Duarte
17:49 24 Apr 21
I had a bad elbow and Dr. Jones did a really good job. I felt very safe being his patient.Thank you Dr.
Ashley Murray
Ashley Murray
04:44 18 Apr 21
Dr. David at Atlanta Restorative Acupuncture is great! He’s very knowledgeable about the various trigger points within... the body to help alleviate pain and discomfort. He made my problem shoulder feel brand new!read more
HAIRCCULTURE TV Aries Porter
HAIRCCULTURE TV Aries Porter
13:48 06 Apr 21
My experience with Dr Jones was nothing short of a miracle. I had never had Accupuncture before but had done my... research and knew it would help my knee pain. My 12 sessions were therapeutic and healing . My knee pain has reduced significantly and my emotional state of mind has blossomed. The ambiance is quiet, clean and relaxing. Dr Jones is thorough, thoughtful, and an expert in this field. I highly recommend him and the art of Accupuncture to anyone with pain, emotional baggage or over sensitivity in general. Thanks Doc!read more
Lindsey Wright
Lindsey Wright
16:12 24 Mar 21
What a great experience! In just 6 sessions Dr. David Jones was able to help me release a lot of stored trauma and my... sleep improved significantly!read more
Jamel Griffin
Jamel Griffin
01:19 10 Feb 21
Dr. Jones was amazing!!! He is thorough, thoughtful, and professional. I left feeling refreshed, relaxed, and... invigorated. I will definitely be visiting his practice again in the future. Whether your having acupuncture for the first time or have had it many times before....treat yourself to a visit with Dr. Jones!read more
Tara V Robinson
Tara V Robinson
02:22 08 Feb 21
OMG, Dr. Jones is AWESOME! He thorough, attentive and patient. He treats you in accordance to your needs. He makes you... feel warm and welcomed. He is Atlanta's best kept secret.read more
Carl Crespi
Carl Crespi
13:22 19 Dec 20
Dr Jones treated me for a pinched nerve and torn rotator cuff. He is a great educator, and explained how the muscles... and nerves work within the body. I experienced improvements after each visit, and now am exercising my shoulder without any pain or limitations. I expect a 100% recovery thanks to Dr Jones.read more
Zuheiry Christopher
Zuheiry Christopher
23:41 18 Dec 20
I came to see Dr. Jones a day after my carpal tunnel surgery was cancelled as an alternative to avoid surgery. It has... been the best decision of my life. On my first session I immediately felt relieved, no pain, numbness or tingling. I have been seeing Dr. Jones for 8 weeks and my carpal tunnel symptoms are long gone. Dr. Jones is very passionate at what he does a true professional, empathetic and a great doctor. I’m happy I found him and the relief he has provided me for my condition.read more
Alfons Dovana
Alfons Dovana
22:22 30 Nov 20
I came in to see Dr. David for knee pain and digestion issues. I was very shocked at how fast I saw improvements after... 2 treatments. His office was very relaxing and I was very comfortable during both treatments. I did not feel the needles and I look forward to going back for more treatments.read more
Corey McIntosh
Corey McIntosh
19:58 30 Nov 20
Thanks to Dr. Jones' help, I'm smoke-free! (13 weeks, today). I stopped August 31st. In the past, I've tried... everything. Nicotine patches...nicotine gum...cold turkey...hypnotherapy. But the acupuncture, combined with meditation really helped me. Seems like maybe it's going to "stick" this time. Thank you for your help, Dr. Jones!read more
n i
n i
03:29 03 Nov 20
David Blake Jones is, and has been, invaluable to me for his treatment of my severe neck pain, TMJ, anxiety, and... IBS.One of a team of specialists working with me to counteract the effects of these syndromes and problems I have been experiencing for about five years, within months he greatly reduced the frequency of my former daily panic and anxiety attacks to almost nil; the "brain fog" has subsided, and the incidents of IBS have lessened. My neck pain has improved dramatically, as well as the TMJ.David has a great "bedside manner," as he takes the time needed to listen to my concerns and physical complaints, and is willing to try various techniques to alleviate pain and bring me back to a healthful state. He suggests complementary treatment, if warranted, and makes himself available between appointments for questions and needed encouragement.N.P.Los Angeles, CAread more
Leslie Harwell
Leslie Harwell
14:10 23 Sep 20
Dr. Jones is a fantastic listener, and really takes the time to work through with you what your issues are and a plan... to approach and fix them. I came with acute back and neck pain, and it was completely resolved in two sessions, and he provided great guidance on at home exercises to compliment. Will definitely be going back and recommend to anyone!read more
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