San Francisco Acupuncture for Back PainDo you have Back Pain?  You are not alone…

This from the U.S. National Institutes of Health:

Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work. Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States — only headache is more common.”

Back pain is one of the most common ailments I see in my clinic, I know how frustrating back pain can be. And you think, “wouldn’t it be great if I could get rid of these pills, sleep great again, or be able to walk as far as I want?”  I’ve helped many, many patients get rid of their pills and finally get their old life back. One of my patients says,

Able to work (or play) to your maximum

Able to work (or play) to your maximum

“I work as a “stager” in home sales, and my back went out after a difficult day of  moving furniture.  A friend told me about Dr. Sparrow and so I had some acupuncture treatments, and in my case I felt better even after the first session! I was so relieved.  It really can work!”*

And this lovely review from Yelp

As I took a long walk today enjoying this AMAZING Indian Summer, I thanked God that I could enjoy walking in the sunshine. And then I realized it was not God I should thank, but Dr Kristen Sparrow that I should be thanking! I suffered from sciatic nerve pain down both my legs for three years until I found Dr. Kristen Sparrow.  Twice yearly epidurals and pain medication couldn’t get the pain down my legs to subside and I was headed into surgery.  As a last ditch effort I decided to try acupuncture. I learned that my insurance would cover it if I found an MD.   I found Dr. Sparrow via reading her Yelp reviews and figured, why not give her a try.  After the first set of visits, I had some improvement and after several weeks my pain was GONE!  I am happy to report that was almost two years ago. So Dr. Kristen Sparrow, THANK YOU for enabling me to enjoy this beautiful day PAIN FREE! XO! *

Call 415.775.0117 or email/contact me through the website for more information/appointment!  Cost information here.

But did you know that…

  • The National Health Service in Great Britain has stopped paying for MRI’s, back Xrays, and epidural steroid injections for back pain and go directly to acupuncture because they want to save money and “only fund those therapies that work.”  They go on to say   ”Tens of millions of pounds are being wasted by the NHS (National Health Service) on useless treatments for back pain, money that should be diverted to alternative therapies such as acupuncture…”  In Canada they have also shown how acupuncture decreases costs and increases results.
  • Acupuncture for chronic low back pain in Germany showed “Acupuncture plus routine care was associated with marked clinical improvements in these patients and was relatively cost-effective.”  The next year  In October of 2007 a large study was published