Acupuncture can be particularly useful in musculoskeletal conditions such as back, neck and shoulder pain, as well as other muscle and joint problems. The techniques work by looking at meridians of the body and trigger point areas to help reduce pain and inflammation enabling a return to normal activities in the shortest possible time. It is helpful at improving healing and reducing inflammation. The way this works is the needles at the point of pain and inflammation trigger healing properties naturally.
Restoring Natural Function
Whether secondary to traumatic injury, overuse or ongoing stress, acupuncture has the ability to restore tight, shortened muscles to their normal resting state and release painful trigger points and muscle spasms, and so improve joint and muscle mobility.
Back Pain Relief
Back pain is a common problem that affects most people at some point in their life. The cause can be from posture, improper lifting techniques, sports injuries which can create muscle strain in the back. Acupuncture provides pain relief. It also can assist with relieving tight muscles which can further exacerbate the problem. With treatment the muscles of the back return to normal and normal activities are easier. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recognises acupuncture as a treatment for chronic lower back pain.
Acupuncture treatments for sciatica
The sciatic nerve is a frequent problem for patients. The two common places are at the roots of nerves exiting the spine at the base of the spine. The next area is in the hip region where the sciatic nerve is a central point in the body. This causes pinching in the lower back with a shooting pain. Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of this common disorder.
Tendonitis is developed when stresses on the body that are so frequent that the body can not repair fast enough. Poor body mechanics are difficult on the body and usually one tendon takes the brunt of the load. Acupuncture is a technique for pain management and to assist with easing inflammation of the tendon.