Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain

Lumbar disc herniation is a significant cause of lower back pain and referred pain to the lower extremities affecting significant numbers of people in the UK.  Surgery is indicated in those who fail to respond to nonoperative measure, with a lumbar discectomy in the affected herniated area. It is not always the case that the sufferer will experience pain relief despite the procedure.  It is, therefore, necessary for a multifaceted approach to managing pain, this can occur in the form of exercises, mindfulness practice and often pharmaceutical intervention.

Acupuncture has long been recognized as being an optimal way of treating none specific lower back pain.

If you haven’t heard of or 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 ailments such as lower back pain. For more information click here

A recent study by the British Medical Journal found that acupuncture showed a more favorable 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.

Philip Trubshaw practice acupuncture and Chinese medicine in Salford and Manchester, providing a friendly, professional and comprehensive service for individuals and families in the local area.

You can make an appointment now by calling or texting 07970693827 or emailing