Acupuncture Treatment for Back Pain
Muscle tension in the neck and upper back is a common problem, especially from desk work. It can mean the bones of the spine can be pulled out of alignment which can result in associated problems, such as:
- Referred pain down the arms, shoulders, and hands from trapped nerves in the neck
- The regular use of anti-inflammatory or painkilling drugs which have unwanted side effects
- Inability to relax as the muscles ‘hold’ the area
- Increased risk of causing more damage
Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain
Acupuncture has a good track record for helping with many types of back pain. Lower back pain occurs too frequently and causes many ongoing problems:
- Constant pain is distracting and tiring
- Continued tension in the muscles can result in spinal misalignment
- Sciatica is a common side effect: pain referring down the legs to the feet
Sleeping is often poor, which impacts negatively on the person’s general wellbeing and ability to cope with stress. Acupuncture can release muscles giving immediate relief in some cases and a steady improvement if there is already damage or weakness in the area.
Acupuncture may relieve referred pain, whether or not there is permanent structural damage. Acupuncture treatment may help to strengthen the back. Changes in posture and exercise will also help to prevent further problems. I offer gait and walking assessments, demonstrating simple exercises to balance your body.
“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. As a bonus Caroline is such a lovely person that I now refer to my sessions as my ‘social hour’. Does it hurt? No, no and no. We chat away and I skip away, not bad for seventy plus! 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.”