Lisa Collins Acupuncture in Shrewsbury

07957 897146

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Supporting

• Addictions
• Allergies
• Back Ache
• General feeling of ill health
Anxiety/stress
• Circulation
• Depression
• Digestive disorders:
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Facial Revitalisation
Fertility
• supporting IVF
• Grief
• Hayfever
• Headaches and Migraine
• Jaw Pain
• Low energy/tiredness/fatigue
Lower back pain
• Neck ache and back ache
• Osteoarthritis knee pain
• Overactive bladder
• Pain
Pregnancy and childbirth
• Sleep related problems
• Sports injuries
• Well being
• Women’s health issues

Lower Back Pain

In 2009 NICE's (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) published a report stating that acupuncture could be offered as a treatment for chronic lower back pain.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Report

Traditional acupuncture has been used for over 2,000 years to alleviate back pain and British Acupuncture Council members have for many years been successfully treating patients for this condition either in private practice or working within the NHS. I myself have helped a lot of people with back pain, ranging from pain associated with arthritis, through to back pain caused by a work related activities or accidents. NICE recommends up to 12 sessions of treatment. My experience is that this is a fair prediction, though my patients have reported that they often feel an immediate relief from pain and often only 4 to 8 sessions are needed to sort the problem out.
Back pain affects more than 1.1 million people in the UK with 95% of patients suffering from lower back pain problems. Recent research has shown that acupuncture treatment can be effective in treating back pain and introducing acupuncture treatment on the NHS can be very beneficial for patients who are suffering from the one of the nation’s main reasons for work-related sickness absence.