Back Pain is one of the most common ailments we see from people attending the clinic and it’s hardly surprising since, according to stats, 90% of all people in the UK will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.
We simply love treating back pain because we understand the mechanism and the muscles involved which are at the root of most problems and because feedback from patients is usually so profound. We primarily use a system of massage called Tui Na, which is considered to be a more sophisticated method of treatment than its better known counterpart acupuncture.
In some cases it is prudent to use acupuncture alongside massage to help release areas that have become seized and to help treat any underlying causes that have contributed to the condition.
Don’t let your back pain prevent you from enjoying life; once you are feeling better you will be able to do all those things you’ve had to give up, including fundamental things as a good nights sleep, exercise, standing without discomfort and so on.
We also prescribe rehabilitation exercises to assist with your recovery and to help prevent problems arising.
Back pain affects people of all ages whether it be from muscles strain, a injury to the tissues (usually from a form of contact sport), ligament sprain, a slipped or bulging disc or stress fractures of the vertebrae. It is the greatest cause for work related absence and costs the NHS and community care services more than £1 Billion each year. 95% of all back complaints are related to the lower back and most pain experienced is not usually from degenerative disease but from minor injuries, pinched or irritated nerves and ligament sprains. In some cases back pain may be related to pregnancy, a viral or kidney infection, or some digestive disorder – all of which can be treated.