Thursday 27 October 2016

Acupuncture for lower back pain

Acupuncture for lower back pain

Acupuncture for lower back pain, image resource
The patient

This male patient reported severe lower back pain after playing basketball. He was in constant pain all day and had very limited range of movements.


Patient received one session of acupuncture.


Patient was pain free the following day.


Pulled lower back muscle after my son was born two years ago, I stopped doing any sort of exercises and did a lot of lot of bending over activities, e.g. changing nappies/wishing his clothes/playing with him/carrying him around. I have recently started doing some exercises which are all fine. Only one day I played basketball and my back was so painful that I could not even walk. I tried ice bag, hot tub and lower back support, they just had limited pain relief and I once thought it could be a disc misallocation and I might not be able to walk again.

Ivy was so helpful and after the consultation she told me not to worry too much, it might just be pulled lower back muscle, it was in fact correct. After one acupuncture session, my back pain was gone and I can hold my son, walk around and starting exercise again! 
Thanks Ivy! "