Acupuncture has a good track record for helping with many types of back pain.
- Headaches and neck stiffness.
- Inability to relax as the muscles ‘hold’ the area.
- Sciatica: pain referring down to the legs or feet.
Sleep can also be affected, impacting on your general wellbeing and ability to cope with stress, and constant pain is very tiring and distracting.
In February 2017, the American College of Physicians advised patients with chronic back pain to try “non-drug therapies” such as exercise, acupuncture, tai chi, yoga, and even chiropractics, and avoid prescription drugs or surgical options wherever possible.
Acupuncture can release muscles, giving immediate relief in many cases.
Changes in posture and exercise will also help to prevent further problems. I also offer gait and walking assessments, with simple exercises to balance your body.
If you are interested in understanding pain then I strongly recommend watching the first documentary about Fascia in the Evidence pages on this website. Click here > Documentaries.
Acupuncture in Sport
Acupuncture is commonly used by athletes. Many football teams use acupuncture to keep their teams in good health.
“After suffering intense pain for many years after damaging my back in an accident at work I was desperate for pain relief other than the large amount of drugs I was taking. A friend suggested I try Acupuncture as she was finding it very helpful. I booked a course of treatments with Caroline and my life began again. Caroline is a master of her trade and the relief from pain is outstanding. If you have nagging pain as I did let Caroline help you. Give it a try, you will never regret it.” Mrs. Clutterham. Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
“I really enjoyed my Acupuncture treatments with Caroline. I found it calming and it boosted my energy levels.”
“My symptoms have calmed and immediately after a treatment I notice a marked improvement.”