At Village Remedies Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Clinic in Balmain, Sydney, we see a lot of people with lower back pain. It is one of the most common things we see ranging from mild tension from too much computer work, to chronic severe lower back pain and sciatica.
Many people will experience some form of lower back pain in their life. Pain can range from mild aches and stiffness, to extreme pain that hurts to even cough, to shooting pain down the leg, and everything in between.
Here are some different things that may contribute to lower back pain:
Joint and disc issues
Stress, depression or anxiety
Lower back pain can make life miserable, affecting your work, sleep, ability to move and exercise, and even your mood. Standard approaches to treatment include rest, management of symptoms such as taking breaks from the computer, rehab exercises, medication and surgery in severe cases, however for many, pain persists.
How Can Acupuncture Help For Lower Back Pain?
When assessing acupuncture treatments for back pain, first it is important to assess which muscles and structure are causing or contributing to your lower back pain. We then use acupuncture to target those areas, relax tight muscles, improve circulation and reduce pain.
The points we generally use will be typically below the elbows and knees so that we know we can’t further injure your sore lower back. We do this to make sure you are safe, but also it allows us to check back in and make sure things are improving throughout the treatment. We look for improvements in pain and/or range of motion immediately on the table.
We may also suggest Chinese herbal medicine to help further reduce inflammation and improve circulation, as well as improve sleep and digestion so that your body is healing and recovering better in general.
Our goal is always to get you back on your feet and doing the things you love, as soon as possible.