Back Pain

Harness the power of acupuncture to relieve back pain, neck pain, and sciatica

Acupuncture for Back Pain

Most of us suffer back ache from time to time, but when a little niggle turns into chronic pain, life becomes impossible. Back pain is the UK’s leading cause of disability and the number one reason for taking sick leave. Painkillers can provide temporary relief, but strong drugs carry strong side-effects. Acupuncture offers a drug-free effective way to manage back pain and discomfort.
Back Pain Treatment

With over nineteen different muscles, it is easy to see why our backs are prone to injury and pain. Lower back pain is the most common type of back problem. This is often triggered by muscle strains, minor injuries, or a trapped nerve.

Shoulder and neck pain are also widespread, usually caused by muscle tension from poor posture or stress. As part of your treatments I discuss movement and relaxation techniques with you, to complement the acupuncture and support your own daily back care regime.


How Does Acupuncture Relieve Back Pain?

Extensive research by the British Acupuncture Council shows that Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture relieves back pain and sciatica by;

● Improving blood flow to the damaged muscles
● Stimulating the release of natural pain-killing endorphins
● Promoting relaxation
● Triggering activity of anti-inflammatory compounds

Acupuncture can be safely used alongside conventional medical treatments and is an excellent alternative for those wishing to avoid painkilling medication.

As a member of the national charity BackCare and a registered Appropriate Provider of Care under the NHS AQP (Any Qualified Provider) scheme for musculoskeletal services you can feel assured of the quality and standard of my acupuncture treatments for back pain relief.

What my clients are saying about acupuncture for back pain relief

I have been receiving treatment from Tiziana for a trapped nerve in my neck/back for almost 3 years on and off. Her acupuncture treatments have been the most effective treatment I have received during this time for my condition. When I first started treatment I was definitely a lot less mobile terms of neck on my back and often suffered with pain when I pushed my body even a bit. I am glad to say that it takes a lot more to cause me any pain though I still suffer from discomfort and heat related to the trapped nerve. But as I said that is no judgement on the treatment I have received which has been excellent and the biggest and biggest improvements have been achieved with acupuncture. This has definitely improved my life and enabled me to do more in it. While I still look for a final solution to my problem Tiziana and acupuncture have been the biggest contributor to the improvement in my health so far. I would highly recommend this service as it is of the highest quality.

– Liam Flanagan

I have had chronic back, hip and leg pain for the last 3 years. My days of sport, walking and dance were over. I had developed an appalling limp where I lurched through the day, needing to sit or lean wherever I went and was generally fighting depression. Then Tiziana was recommended to me. She is incredible. She is a practitioner who listens, advises and treats in total professionalism and with complete, genuine humanity. She has a natural flair for healing, on top of which she maintains her professional development and extensive expertise at all times. My life has completely changed for the better by following her advice and sustaining her treatment regime over 3 months. It’s been a gradual but continuous improvement, and, with her support and flexible approach to my changing condition, she adapts the treatment accordingly. I thoroughly recommend her as an acupuncturist, healer, doctor and human being.

– Kate Henderson

Tiziana managed to ease my lower back pain due to intense running training almost immediately and to considerably improve the condition of my right shoulder that I had injured over a year ago. She succeeded where others had failed. I am really happy with her treatment and I would recommend her to anyone!

– Alessandra

If you’d like to read more testimonials, head over to our Free Index profile. There are over 120 updated and unbiased reviews from satisfied customers.

Is back pain dominating your life? Are you fed up with taking strong medicines that simply mask the pain? Call me today on 07788 633292 to book your first consultation.

To learn more about the benefits of acupuncture for pain relief please visit our Pain Management with Acupuncture page

Have more questions about how Traditional Acupuncture can help you? Simply contact Tiziana Bertinotti on 07788 633292 or

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