Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Acupuncture For Back Pain ?
If you suffer from back pain or sciatica, then you are in good company. It is calculated that over 75% of people will suffer from this condition at some point in their lives. Statistics show that almost 5 million working days a year are lost because of lower back pain.
Breaking news to-day suggests if you suffer from back pain, then acupuncture could well be the answer. It seems that it is twice as effective as your ordinary pain killer! But get this - research shows that where fake acupuncture was used - ie that the needles were not inserted either deeply enough or in the right places, then the results were similar to real acupuncture which suggests that this treatment relies mostly on the patients' psychological conviction that they are getting better! But having said that, the results did show that acupuncture or even fake acupuncture was twice as effective in curing back pain than conventional medicines.
Treatment For Lower Back Pain .
Exercises need to be done twice a day and under supervision of a trainer or instructor.
Exercising the lower back area and postural stretching can be enormously beneficial. Careful attention needs to be paid to posture and body mechanics to get the maximum benefit from the exercises.
Overall, sciatica sufferers can avoid a lot of agonising back pain by maintaining a support for the back while sitting (avoiding sprawling on a couch!) and maintaining good posture, avoiding standing for long periods of time and using safe techniques for lifting heavy objects. Caring for your back should be an essential part of your daily routine.
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