Gain Swift Relief from Back Pain with Acupuncture

» Posted by on Nov 8, 2014

Back Pain Treatment | Pain Management with Acupuncture Are you one of the 1.1 million people in the UK suffering from back pain?

Do you need to take strong painkillers to get through the day?

Does the pain stop you from working or enjoying family life?

If so, Traditional Chinese medicine Acupuncture could be the answer you are looking for. In my Clinic I treat many people with back pain, especially lower back pain and pain located in the neck and shoulders (which is a common cause of headaches and migraines).

As a Professional Member of ‘Backcare’ the national backcare charity and a registered Appropriate Provider of Care under the NHS AQP (Any Qualified Provider) scheme for musculoskeletal services you can rest assured of the quality and effectiveness of my treatments for your back pain.

There are many triggers for back pain; holding tension in the muscles, bad posture whilst driving or standing, pregnancy, sleeping on a worn out mattress – even a forceful sneeze can trigger muscle spasms or pinch a nerve! People often take particular care of their back when lifting something unusually heavy then neglect their posture when sitting at a desk or lifting a regular shopping bag and it is through these daily activities that injuries commonly occur.

Conventional treatments include painkillers and physiotherapy which may help in the short term but do not address the root cause of the pain or take into account wider issues that may be contributing to the pain such as emotional stress. Using painkillers everyday for months on end increases your risk of addiction, rebound headaches (these are headaches that occur when you try to stop taking painkillers) and damage to the lining of your digestive tract such as stomach ulcers and gastric bleeding.

How does Acupuncture relieve back pain?

Traditional Chinese Medicine sees pain as being caused by blockages in the Qi (pronounced ‘chee’), your natural life force energy, and relief is found when the free flow of Qi is restored.

Many years of research has shown how the careful and precise positioning of acupuncture needles back pain alleviates pain by:

  • Stimulating nerve signals that tell your brain to release endorphins, the bodys own pain killing chemicals
  • Improving blood flow and circulation to relieve muscle stiffness and improve mobility
  • Triggering the release of anti-inflammatory molecules

These actions effectively allow your body to heal itself!

Back pain and Stress

During a consultation I look at your complete overall health and the treatments are designed to support you in an holistic way. If overwork and stress are contributing to your back pain then I will guide the treatment to support your nervous system and energy levels too.

Back pain and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time when a lot of amazing changes are happening in a woman’s body! Back muscles stretch to accommodate the growing baby and it is common for backache to occur and in some cases, the sciatic nerve which travels from the lower back down the legs can be pinched or trapped.

Acupuncture is a safe effective treatment for back pain in pregnancy and works by stimulating the natural pain killing endorphins and improving microcirculation to relieve muscle tension, stiffness and inflammation.

Do you want relaxing drug-free treatment for your back pain?

Contact me today on 07788 633292 or email at info@yorktraditionalacupuncture.co.uk

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