Back Pain & Sciatica

Back pain is one of the top reasons why patients seek our acupuncture services. Whether your back pain is the result of a minor strain, a serious accident, a herniated disc or even sciatica, acupuncture may be the best treatment option for you.

Back sprains and strains can occur from an injury, poor posture, or improper lifting.  A herniated disc is a disc that bulges out from its place between two vertebrae.  Sciatica is a term used to describe pain that extends down into the buttocks and leg which comes from an irritation of a larger nerve in the lumbar spine called the sciatic nerve.  These common forms of back pain may be successfully treated with acupuncture.

Acupuncture works to restore harmony and energetic balance to the body, stimulating natural healing and promoting health. Our physicians may treat your back pain with acupuncture at either the local (at the site of pain) or the distal (away from the area of pain) location. It is usually advised to have frequent treatments initially and then taper off as the pain diminishes.  Often times our physicians will recommend herbal medicine, which can be helpful in moving blood and reducing inflammation.

Patients who receive acupuncture to alleviate back pain will express that their acupuncture treatments have allowed for a higher activity level, better sleep and consumption of significantly fewer over the counter medications.  Acute back pain can often be cleared up in a few sessions and more treatments may be needed if there is a more serious condition.  Regardless of whether your back pain has been bothering you for a few days or for many years, acupuncture can provide a safe and effective treatment solution for you.

Services that we provide for patients experiencing back pain or sciatica include:


Herbal Medicine

Massage Therapy



If you are experiencing back pain, we would like to help.  Email us or call 305.446.3009 to find out how acupuncture can help get you on the path to better health today.
You may also read the testimonials written by some of our patients by clicking here.

Testimonial from Thomas R.

My problem with my sacroiliac joint which was diagnosed in Germany in late October 2014. The pain was so severe that it radiated down my legs. I received treatment in Germany however, it only solved the problem temporarily.

In mid-February 2015, I arrived at Miami International Airport from Germany and was happy to be met by a friendly airport assistant with a wheelchair. The wheelchair was necessary because I could not walk without crutches nor stand for more than two minutes without pain.

While in Miami an internet search led me to Dr. Steven Chasens and his team in Coral Gables. Within about two and a half weeks, unfortunately I did not have more time as I had to go back to Germany, Dr. Chasens gave me 10 treatments of acupuncture more or less all over my body which included the face and head. After 5 treatments I attended the PGA World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship in Miami. With the help of walking sticks and a folding golf chair, I easily completed walking the 18 holes. When I left Dr. Chasens to return to Germany I did not use the walking sticks anymore and mastered airport security, immigration etc. without a problem. Here in Germany I have continued the acupuncture treatments.

Dr. Chasens obviously is an excellent doctor and master of acupuncture. His clear and calm personality gives assurance to people like myself without experience in acupuncture treatment. His team is very friendly and efficient and keeps perfect track of the appointments. I highly recommend Steve and his team.”