Low Back Pain

26/02/2018

LOW BACK PAIN

 

Low back (Lumbar) pain is common, affecting about one third of the UK adult population. Pain can be caused by damage to a wide variety of tissues including nerves, ligaments, tendon, muscle and disc. But the majority of lumbar pain is mechanical in origin. Research suggests that lumbar pain lasts on average around six weeks, although this can vary depending on the type of damage.

 

Acupuncture

Research has shown Acupuncture can help back pain by the rehabilitation of the areas affected. Improving muscle stiffness and joint mobility by increasing local microcirculation, which aids dispersal of swelling and bruising. Reducing inflammation by promoting the release of vascular factors and modulation of the immune system. Providing pain relief by stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, and changes to the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord. Acupuncture also aims to reduce or remove the use of conventional medication for back complaints. 

 

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicines can help reduce inflammation and ease the pain and discomfort associated with back pain. They can also provide natural, safe and long-term alternatives to conventional pain and inflammation relief. They will also support the long-term rehabilitation and rejuvenation of damaged muscle tissue. Herbal Medicine prescriptions are tailored to the individual and condition to maximise recovery and overall well-being.

 

Osteopathy

Around 34,000 people consult an osteopath in the UK every day and the majority will be suffering from low back pain. Osteopaths are trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of lumbar conditions, and refer onward where necessary. At the Trinity Practice we see ligament, disc and joint injuries and many other conditions. Disc injuries are common as the spinal discs are our shock-absorbers. Overnight when we sleep they expand, making us taller in the morning and providing more shock adsorption for the day ahead. Our lumbar discs require movement to help them stay healthy during the day, so getting up from the the desk is vital! Treatment is tailored to the individual but can include massage, manipulation and exercises. We should be able to advise you on your expected speed of recovery too.

 

Fast effective diagnosis and treatment from an experienced practitioner is important to set you on the road to recovery. At the Trinity Practice we have many years of experience treating low back pain and sciatica. If you need our help please call us on 01747 851726 or check out our website www.trinitypractice.co.uk

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Saturday ................ 10am - 1pm

 

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