It is estimated that over 80% of the worlds population will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is most commonly due to muscle strain.
Several years ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that lower back pain is one of 31 conditions that have been treated effectively by acupuncture in research trials.
Acupuncture can help by providing pain relief. When the needles are inserted into the skin, it stimulates the nerves, this causes the brain to release natural morphine-like pain killing chemicals known as endorphins. Resulting in reduction on pain.
A few years ago I volunteered in a pain clinic, where the majority of the patients were suffering with back pain, one chap was on 23 paracetamols a day, after receiving a course of acupuncture he was only taking 10 paracetamols a day.
Every case is different, it’s your pain, and an acupuncture treatment will be personalised to you.