The AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists), recommends the use of acupuncture as a treatment for patients with low back pain. Our physiotherapists at the Iveson Clinic, may often use this treatment in conjunction with ‘hand’s on’ treatment, advice and exercise.
Acupuncture treatment is especially cost effective when it is delivered by a physiotherapist as part of the management plan.
Evidence concludes that acupuncture will assist in reducing low back pain. With less pain, back exercises can be engaged more rapidly. Acupuncture may also mean less analgesic medication is required.
Acupuncture works by stimulating the brain and central nervous system to release natural pain relieving hormones , such as Endorphin.
The affects of acupuncture treatment can last up to six months and result in a reduction of pain and thus an improved quality of life.