I'm sure you're familiar with this situation: You're about to pick up a heavy object, while you're in a hurry, or your thoughts are somewhere else, and then it happens. Ouch! You "threw" your back out. And you know right then and there, this is going to hurt for a while, and you'll have to be very careful with your movements.
You're not alone. Studies suggest that about 85% of all people will have to deal with lower back pain at some point in their lives. Many of them will seek help through their family physicians. They'll get medicated and ordered to rest for a while, but the pain persists. As an alternative approach, acupuncture has proven to be incredibly effective. Patients report fast and permanent pain relieve.