Lumbar disc herniation (a slipped disc or “my back’s gone”) is a significant cause of lower back pain and pain referring to the legs for people in the UK. Surgery is indicated for those who fail to respond to nonoperative measure such as physiotherapy or pharmaceutical pain management. Often a lumbar discectomy in the affected area is carried out, where the herniated disk is removed and often an artificial spacer put in place. It is not always the case that the sufferer will experience pain relief despite the procedure. It is necessary for a multifaceted approach to managing pain. This can occur in the form of exercises, mindfulness practice and often pharmaceutical intervention on a continued basis.
Acupuncture has long been recognized as being an optimal way of treating none specific lower back pain, which until recently was available within the NHS. Acupuncture has been shown to be the most effective way to alleviate lower back pain whilst keeping side effects to a minimum in comparison to other interventions.
If you’re reading this article you or someone close to you is likely to be experiencing some form of back pain which is having a significant impact upon your life and preventing you from living it to the fullest. Acupuncture is an effective and safe way to manage and alleviate your lower back pain.
If you’re suffering with lower back pain, call now on 07970693827 for a free 15 minute consultation. I’d be happy to help you get relief from your discomfort.
A recent study by the British Medical Journal found that acupuncture showed a more favourable effect in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation than lumbar traction, ibuprofen, diclofenac and other treatments indicating that it should be among the front line of treatments for lower back pain. For an overview of the ongoing debate around the use of acupuncture in pain management in the UK click here.
If you haven’t tried acupuncture before, you may be wondering ‘What is acupuncture?’
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body to assist in the alleviation of a number of ailments. For more information click here
For more information on acupuncture research click this link for Evidence-Based Acupuncture
If you live in Manchester or Salford and are looking for a way to get relief from lower back pain give acupuncture a go. It’s a relaxing, uplifting and effective and can give an all round boost to your health and wellbeing.