Acupuncture Is An Effective Treatment for Back Pain

Acupuncture is a popular and effective treatment of choice for those suffering with back pain. In particular, it has been found that Acupuncture can be a helpful treatment for those who continue to experience pain after back surgery. This is known as Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS).

In a recent study, two types of acupuncture protocols were used to treat patients who were experiencing pain after failed back surgery. It was noted that one protocol used in the study achieved a 94.87 per cent improvement in symptoms whilst the other achieved a 76.32 per cent improvement.

The study involved 80 participants and the improvements noted included  the following:

  • A reduction in lumbar pain
  • Reduced leg pain and numbness
  • Less sensory and motor impairment
  • A reduction in limits on daily life activities and bladder dysfunction.

Effectiveness was also measured in relation to improvements in the ability to walk, lift a straightened leg, roll while lying down, stand, lean forward, sit for an extended period of time, and lift.

The author of the study noted that given the complexity of FBSS (Failed Back Surgery Syndrome) and the success rates of acupuncture in eliminating or reducing FBSS related pain, acupuncture provides a therapeutic option for patients requiring pain relief.

For more details on the study please visit this paper here.

If you would like to discuss how Acupuncture may help you with your back pain or if you would like to make a booking please contact Michelle Blum Natural Health here.

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