Lower Back Pain

Getting to the point of lower back pain!

Lower back pain conservatively affects around 70% of the adult population in Australia. So if you’re experiencing backache of any kind at least you know you’re not alone, Backache is one of the major causes of human suffering and pain, and each year many valuable working hours are lost because of it.

However acupuncture may be a useful therapy in the treatment and relief of this widespread problem.

If you are suffering any kind of backache, it could be the result of any or a combination of some of the following problems:

  • Physical Trauma: Damage to ligaments, tendons, and muscle sprain (caused by accidents, lifting, incorrect bending and overwork). Also vertebral joint problems, usually due to heavy work, lifting and injury.

Lower back pain can be caused by disc compression through liting, twisting, bending and so on, usually affecting the nerve pathways doen the legs.

  • Emotional: Muscle spasm from anxiety, stress or simply being up-tight – a problem of modern society.
  • Structural Changes: ususally a process aging where discs degenerate and arthritic conditions prevail.
  • Female Disorders: Pelvic inflammatory disease causing referred pain from the pelvic area to the lower back.

Getting right to the point!

Your acupuncturist will make an assesstment and formulate a treatment plan which may aid in treating the cause of the problem and help to relieve the pain you’re experiencing.

After initial treatment, your acupuncturist may recommend an ongoing manitenance programme ot treatment to help stabilise your condition.

What a relief!

But the really great thing about acupuncture is that it may offer you help with  pain management . A drugless alternative to the pain you’ve been experiencing, putting your whole system back on track by correcting all of your body’s energy imbalances.

And that’s a big relief. Just remember though, generally speaking, the longer you have had a particular condition the longer it will take to treat.

“Getting to the point of” Lower Back Pain – brochure Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association www.acupuncture.org.au

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