Pain, Musculoskeletal, Sports Injuries

Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain

Back pain can affect anyone at any age and most people will suffer from it at some point in their lives. It is the UK’s leading cause of disability and one of the main reasons for work-related sickness absence.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on best practice now recommend a course of 10 sessions of acupuncture as a first line treatment for persistent, non-specific low back pain.

Research shows that acupuncture provides pain relief (Pomeranz 1987; Zhao, 2008) reduces inflammation (Kim 2008, Kavoussi 2007; Zijlstra 2003) and improves muscle stiffness and joint mobility.

In the link here plumber Stephen Morris talks about his personal experience of acupuncture for his lower back pain.

Charlotte Green practices acupuncture in Preston, and her clinic is conveniently located for patients travelling from throughout Lancashire.  If you would like to know how acupuncture may be helpful to you, please contact her.