Back pain and how acupuncture can help you
Back pain is debilitating, it can affect anyone, and a majority of people will suffer from it at some point in their lives. It is also one of the main reasons for work-related absence.
According to NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence), back pain affects over a million people in the UK, with 95% of patients suffering from problems affecting the lower back. It is estimated that it costs the NHS and community care services more than £1 billion each year.
In most cases lower back pain is not caused by anything serious, but is a sprain, muscle strain, minor injury, or a pinched or irritated nerve. It can also occur during pregnancy, because of stress, viral infection or a kidney infection.