It can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety and frustration. Typical chronic pain can include; osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lower back, shoulder and neck pain and migraine.
Many people have no option but to rely on pain medication to help them through the day. Acupuncture can offer an alternative to medication and is used worldwide to manage pain and reduce its severity.
Acupuncture is thought to regulate the nervous system by stimulating the release of our bodies own natural pain killers, such as endorphins. By needling specific points on the body acupuncture can affect the areas of the brain that are known to reduce sensitivity to pain and stress, as well as reducing inflammation, promoting blood flow and micro circulation.
The discomfort caused by back pain can range from mild to much more severe, and in some cases can be debilitating. Back pain can result from injury, activity and some medical conditions. Posture and tension can also be a factor. More people than ever before are seeking treatment to help with soreness and discomfort of the back, neck and shoulders, this can often be caused by busy stressful lives and too long spent working at a computer.
The sciatic nerve runs from the back of the pelvis, through the legs to the feet. When this large nerve becomes compressed it can cause extreme pain and difficulty walking. Sciatica can accompany sprains, strains, herniated discs and other forms of back pain.
Conventional treatment for most types of back pain is medication to try and control the pain, although initially beneficial many people find this approach does not get to to the root of the problem, with many types of back pain reoccurring and often becoming chronic.
Acupuncture can offer effective and often immediate relief from many types of back pain, helping not only to reduce the severity of pain but also looking for it's underlying cause.
If you have heard about acupuncture but aren’t sure whether it’s the right sort of treatment for you, contact Anna directly on 07540353137 to discuss your individual needs.