Back pain is a condition that affects over one million people in the United Kingdom each year and results in a large number of sick days, which costs sufferers and business a considerable amount of money in lost revenue. Fortunately, however, the number of sick days UK workers are taking does seem to be lowering, according to this article. Perhaps this could be due to an improvement of healthcare with multiple options across the country.
Acupuncture has been known to help treat back pain, among other conditions, for a number of years, with a large majority of sufferers now trying the alternative treatment method to see if it will also be of help to them.
Fortunately, there are now many people all around the world who testify to acupuncture as being of tremendous benefit for their back pain condition.
Help Back Pain Help In Horsham
Stephen West is an acupuncturist with several years experience treating back pain with acupuncture, amongst other conditions. Stephen works in various clinics in the counties of West Sussex, including The Acupuncturists in Horsham, which is a practice located on the Warnham Road, Horsham. Stephen also practices in Kent and frequently sees patients with back pain conditions. He has had a large amount of success treating this common and debilitation complaint.
Different types of back pain
For some people, their back pain may be due to a muscular strain or tear. For others, it can be caused to pinched nerves which can result in symptoms such as sciatica, which can range in severity. In the most extreme cases, a sufferer can be in a state of debilitating pain caused by pinching of the sciatic nerve, which can prevent them from working and greatly affect their quality of life.
Other forms of back pain may be due to conditions such as arthritis and osteoarthritis, which are not only painful but are a progressive and deteriorative condition. However, for some people, it may be possible to help alleviate the pain of the condition with acupuncture treatment.
Help in Horsham
Stephen has been practicing acupuncture in the town of Horsham, West Sussex for a number of years. One of the most common ailments that he frequently treats is back pain.
"It helps to know the initial cause of the back pain if possible. However, it is necessary to establish clearly how the pain is manifesting in the individual in order to treat the condition effectively", says Stephen. 'For example, if the pain is being caused by strained or tight muscles then the approach to treatment with acupuncture will be very different to a person who is suffering from back pain due to a degenerative condition such as arthritis."
Here is a local man who has benefited from acupuncture treatment for back pain in the town of Horsham. Peter has also been helped through the treatment for several other conditions, which were impacting on his quality of life.
Stephen has also written an article here about his results in treating back pain.
Should you try acupuncture for back pain?
Many people only turn to acupuncture as a last resort once having tried every other form of therapy. This is understandable and is largely due to the lack of education out there for the general public about acupuncture and how it may be of benefit. However, when it comes to back pain this is one condition in particular that it is receiving a large amount of credibility for in treating.
There is now sufficient evidence that shows that acupuncture is indeed effective for this condition. Furthermore, the treatment method is completely natural, which means that there are no nasty side effects from receiving acupuncture.
There are many acupuncturists across the country who treat back pain. Here is a video from Sasha Robertshaw on how she treats back pain with acupuncture.
If you are currently suffering from some form of back pain then it may well be worth considering having acupuncture. However, it is always advisable to talk to your doctor to get a diagnosis of your condition and let them know you are considering a course of acupuncture treatment.
To contact Stephen visit his website at professional-acupuncture.com