Lower back pain is on its way to becoming the leading cause of disability in the world! there are many different causes and conditions, such as slipped disc and sciatica. With symptoms ranging from sharp shooting pain, to tingly, numbness and weakness there’s a lot of factors to consider when treating lower back pain.
Sadly there’s not often great success with western medicine procedures, after fusing of discs, hip replacements/resurfacing and many pain killers, often people are still left with pain, even after all these invasive interventions.
And not only is this bad for patients but lower back pain is estimated to cost the NHS £1 billion per year!
When stacked against traditional medicine treatments acupuncture was shown to give just as good results, what really stands out is how effective and quick the reduction in pain is when acupuncture and western medicine are used together. Acupuncture is also great for patients who don’t wish to use analgesic medication, so during pregnancy or when having to use heavy machinery.
Acupuncture can help the lower back by :
1. reducing inflammation
2. Reducing pain levels
3. Improving muscle stiffness and mobility
4. Reducing use of medication
5. Improved outcome when added to conventional treatments such as rehabilitation exercises.
The best thing about acupuncture is that the side effects are almost non existent in comparison to conventional invasive procedure!
So why not book yourself in for a treatment at Purelands acupuncture!
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