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Neck And Lower Back Pain Specialist

Donghwan Lee, DAOM, LAc, Dipl OM -  - Acupuncturist

DH Acupuncture

Donghwan Lee, DAOM, LAc, Dipl OM

Acupuncturist & Herbalist located in Midtown, New York, NY

Before you opt for surgery, why not try acupuncture? Pain in your neck or back can ruin your mood, zap your energy, and create mobility issues that leave you sedentary. At DH Acupuncture in New York, patients find relief under the expert care of Donghwan Lee, LAC. By treating the cause of your pain and supporting your spinal health, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can offer an end to long-term suffering and a freedom of movement you’ve never felt before. Give yourself a final chance before opting for surgery.

Neck and Lower Back Pain Q & A

What Causes Lower Back Pain?

Neck pain and lower back pain can be rooted in many different causes, including:

  • Injury or trauma to the area
  • Degeneration of the spinal discs
  • Poor posture
  • Stress
  • Tumors
  • Scoliosis
  • Sprain or strain
  • Muscle or ligament tear
  • Spinal stenosis and sciatica
  • Lower back spasm

Since your spine is the foundational structure of your entire back and neck region, not resolving neck or lower back pain may create long-term problems that can result in severe immobility issues.


How do you treat back pain with acupuncture?

At DH Acupuncture, Donghwan Lee believes your back pain can tell a story about your total body health. It’s his goal to use Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities and a whole-person approach to resolve the cause of your pain.

To treat back pain with acupuncture, he will stimulate different points on the body that help to increase blood flow, improve circulation, relieve pressure from pinched nerves, and calm muscle tension.

There are several points on the hips, the tailbone, and the pelvic region that correspond with the spine and back, as well as areas on the arms, legs, and ears.

In addition to acupuncture treatments, Donghwan Lee may also suggest a protocol that uses Chinese herbs to support your healing. These may include supplements that reduce inflammation, improve muscle relaxation, and alleviate stress.


What are the benefits of acupuncture for neck and back pain?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, back pain is thought to be caused by stagnation in the blood or qi — the energy of your body. Acupuncture may help by:

  • Strengthening the muscles, ligaments, and bones
  • Reducing inflammation and swelling
  • Improving blood flow
  • Increasing nerve conduction and signaling
  • Improving nerve repair

Many patients find relief from chronic neck and back pain with acupuncture, especially those who have tried other methods with varied results. As a natural and safe method for treating chronic pain, acupuncture is a valuable tool for natural stress relief or pain management.

In addition to symptom relief, at DH Acupuncture you’ll be empowered to understand your health more holistically — and to create lifestyle habits that support a supple and healthy back and neck.

Are you ready for immediate relief from your pain? Book an appointment with our team today.


From our patients:

Highly Recommend! This is a small business with attentive, friendly, and competent practitioners that offer quality services. I came in with severe lower back stiffness as well as neck & upper back pain and in addition to treatment for my back, asked Dr. Donghwan Lee for targeted treatment to aid my recent onset of stress and anxiety. I purchased the acupuncture with cupping package through Groupon and honestly couldn't be happier with the results! Dr. Lee and his lovely assistant Grace went through a thorough evaluation, and I immediately felt comfortable and in good hands. The treatment itself was fantastic and provided immediate relief. I have received both acupuncture and cupping treatments in the past, however never felt the degree of satisfaction with treatment results that I experienced here. I feel great and have peace of mind knowing that if I feel pain in the future, Dr. Lee will be able to help! The environment is clean, calming, and respectful, with private treatment rooms and ample space. It is also conveniently located close to subway transportation.

-M.R. (from Groupon)

I would highly recommend Dr. Lee’s practice to anyone seeking pain/stress relief. I visited their office for a consultation and was immediately greeted with open arms. Dr. Lee and his staff took the time to understand my problem areas and ensure the utmost of comfort through my time there. I left feeling great and will definitely be returning for follow up sessions!

-B.A. (from Google)

Dr. Lee is absolutely Excellent. It is being quite a while that I don’t fell this way...Pain Free. I didn’t feel pain at all during my acupunture session. The Best Acupunturist in the city.

-R.D.O. (from Google) 

Dr. Lee was very kind, informative and most importantly very effective with his treatment. My mom was suffering from back pain until her visit, and now she’s back to her usual self! I would very strongly recommend him to anyone who is in need of acupuncture.

-J.R. (from Google)