Acupuncture can really help with back pain, especially chronic pain and sciatica, and is now recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. Due to it's unique healing properties, acupuncture can often make a difference when more conventional treatments fail to give any lasting benefit.
When the body experiences chronic pain, certain regions of the neurological system may become super-sensitive to the effects of the painful stimulation, making the injured area seem even more problematic. Acupuncture is able to "downgrade" this sensitivity in a way that no other treatment process can. Coupled with the local effects which release muscle spasm and resolve inflammation, acupuncture gives lasting results which can really reduce pain and improve quality of life.
Here at Maldon Acupuncture we use a unique combination of acupuncture, massage and stretches to help resolve back pain.