Acupuncture for Back Pain & Backache
Two recent studies found acupuncture to be twice as effective as conventional care for treating chronic lower back pain.
Chronic means long standing pain that is not usually associated with serious damage, but results from muscle contraction, minor injuries, muscle sprains or irritated nerves.
Acupuncture is a safe way to treat symptoms of back pain & backache:
- Chronic lower back stiffness and pain
- Pain over the hips and gluteal region
- Nerve pains running down the legs
- Pain that’s worse for cold and stillness
Chronic backache is common in people with sedentary office jobs, during pregnancy and times of stress. Living with pain is exhausting, and it can lead to even greater problems if it affects your sleep.
If you spend a lot of time at a desk, it’s a good idea to assess your posture and look at ways of improving it. The Guardian published a useful article on reducing your RSI by improving your sitting position at your desk
Can acupuncture help with back pain?
Acupuncture has been shown to stimulate nerves and connective tissue and areas of the brain associated with pain regulation. This can improve the body’s healing ability by stimulating production of natural painkilling chemicals and creating a feeling of relaxation and wellbeing.
Islington Acupuncture for back pain and backache
There is strong evidence supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture for chronic lower back pain. At Islington Acupuncture we use a combination of massage and acupuncture to help relieve your pain. The nature of long-term pain is that it can be resistant to quick fixes, but we would expect you to notice some improvement within three treatments.
For Back Pain & Backache