Living with pain is no joke. Being unable to get comfortable when sitting or performing simple movements and having to rely on pain medications which quite quickly seem to loose their effectiveness, can really get us down.
The most common back pain condition that people have heard of is sciatica which presents as a shooting pain down the back or side of the leg. There are however a broad range of conditions that I regularly treat ranging from general muscle tension in the upper, middle or lower back, neck, shoulder, elbow pain, hips, knees, heel pain and even toes.
As a general rule, if a condition is ‘better for movement’ this is a good sign and can be treated quickly. If a condition gets worse after movement then this usually indicates that treatment should proceed more gently and cautiously.
I have a number of treatment approaches at my disposal such as advanced needling techniques based on the teachings of TCM and trigger points inserted into irritated muscles. I will also use combinations of electro-acupuncture, cupping therapy and Tuina (medical) massage depending on what is most appropriate.
Most patients will get a little homework to do. Modifications to lifestyle and exercise regime and some appropriate stretching are key to a speedy recovery. Often patients ask how many sessions will I need? Chinese medicine can usually produce results quite quickly and in more straightforward cases I expect to see significant improvement within a few sessions.
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