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Back Pain

Learn about how you can finally get back pain relief!

Our alternative therapy can help you experience the lasting relief you deserve so you can get back to doing what you love!


Back pain is a common and painful condition, usually resulting from an injury of a muscle or ligament. Common causes are from improper lifting, poor posture, fractured/rupture disc, or lack of regular exercise.

What are the risk factors?

Increasing age – back pain becomes more common as we age, starting around age 30-40
Lack of exercise – muscles become weak from underuse leading to pain
Excess weight – extra weight puts extra stress on your back
Diseases – arthritis and cancer can contribute to back pain
Improper lifting – using your back instead of legs to lift can cause back pain
Smoking – prevents nutrients from getting to discs in your back


Symptoms may include aching, spasms, stiffness, tightness, and weakness of the back. Pain in the back can be sharp or dull and may radiate down the buttocks and into the legs. There can be numbness or tingling in the legs. Back pain may also be accompanied with fatigue/lethargy, lack of motivation, and in severe cases, fear and anxiety.

Solutions for back pain

In Western medicine, back pain is usually treated with physical therapy and medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) whose long term use can cause digestive problems and kidney failure. Narcotic medications can also lead to dependency and addiction. Other treatments include interventional measure, such as nerve blocks/trigger point injections/epidural injections, and surgery.

Our approach combines nerve block and trigger point injections with acupuncture and the principles of Chinese medicine. In Chinese medicine, the kidneys, which are the batteries of the body, control the strength and function of our backs (especially lower back). The kidneys also represent the water function and cooling power of our bodies. Our kidneys become weak from overworking, insufficient rest, consumption of drugs, too much alcohol and spicy foods. This burns the water energy of our kidneys and can cause back pain, fatigue, and increased inflammation. Our treatment first alleviates any tightness or spasm in the back, then restores circulation and energy to the kidneys.

Pain relief is maintained by strengthening the kidneys with proper diet (i.e. eating foods beneficial to the kidneys) as well as specific herbs and supplements tailored to your body. Core strengthening, daily stretching and traction is also important in keeping the back strong and preventing injuries from lifting and overuse.

How do I find out more about back pain relief?

Call East West Wellness Medical Center at (714) 556-8664 or click here to schedule an appointment. Our practice uses an integrative approach, combining Eastern and Western medicine to provide relief from back pain without the use of drugs and surgeries. Dr. Tong not only treats back pain, but he improves your overall health.

What people say about Dr Tong‘s back pain treatments

“After over 2 years of pain and pills, my wife handed me an ad of Dr. Tong and told me “you have nothing else to lose and he may help you”. That was my lucky day, because after 2 treatments, I lost about 70% of the pain and was truly amazed at the outcome.

I’ve had a total of 8 treatments and sincerely, if I knew then what I know now, I believe I would never have undergone surgery.

THANK YOU, Dr. Tong.

Long Beach

Disclaimer: We make no guarantees of any kind. Results may vary from person to person. Not every patient or every case can be cured, and this website is not intended to replace the direct management of an illness by a caregiver. Please consult a qualified practitioner regarding therapeutic options.

Note: Most of our patients have exhausted other therapies for years, or even decades, but were able to get dramatic relief with their very first NBE treatment!

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