Around 20% of people consult their GP about lower back pain each year, yet 3-4% of young adults and 5-7% of older adults are chronically disabled by their pain. Whilst modern medicine does its best, many sufferers struggle to find a treatment that works for their condition.
If you’ve tried several approaches and still struggle with back pain, you might consider visiting Acubody, a specialist Acupuncture Clinic in London.
Acupuncture for back pain has succeeded time and time again in relieving the pain of chronic sufferers and improving their range of motion. However, we understand that acupuncture can sound overwhelming at first. In this article, we’ll answer the most frequently asked questions.
Can Acupuncture Help with My Back Pain?
Everyone is different. You won’t know if acupuncture will work as a treatment for your back pain until you have tried it. However, if you have exhausted many methods already, we recommend giving this ancient tradition a go.
A recent review of studies into acupuncture has found that it provides short-term relief from chronic back pain. However, long-term treatments improve the effects of acupuncture, and at times the technique has proven more effective than conventional approaches.
How Does Acupuncture Work for Back Pain?
Acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system. This triggers the release of chemicals – it can relax your muscles and spinal cord and even stimulate your brain. As such, your experience of pain can be altered, and you can achieve a new sense of well-being.
Acupuncture is thought to release natural opioids that promote better sleep and less pain. The technique also speeds up the relay of electromagnetic signals, helping to boost the immune system and improve the flow of pain-killing endorphins.
Are There Side Effects?
There have been a very small number of recorded cases having adverse events relating to acupuncture including infections or even punctured organs. In almost every case the person doing the acupuncture was not a specialist acupuncturist but another health professional who had minimal training.
However, the process has very few risks or side effects. When the procedure is executed by an experienced and skilled acupuncturist (like the ones at our Acupuncture Clinic in London), it is very safe, and you have nothing to worry about.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture needles are so thin that most people feel no, or only very little pain when inserted. In addition, most patients feel relaxed or energised after the treatment. Acupuncture may leave you temporarily sore, but you are unlikely to find the experience painful.
Why Choose Acubody?
At Acubody, we have well experienced and qualified acupuncturist who specialise in complex conditions for which our patients have not found treatment using conventional approaches. So if you have tried and failed to find relief for your pain, we are here to help.
Our holistic approach using Chinese medicine, massage and acupuncture aim to treat the root cause of your condition. This helps align the mind and body and promotes better health and well-being.
Visit Acubody today to learn more.