Pain, lower back

Lower back pain can affect anyone at any age, and most people will suffer from it at some point in their lives. It’s the UK’s leading cause of disability, affecting more than 1.1million people in the UK. Most lower back pain is caused not by damage or disease, but by sprains, muscle strains, minor injuries or a pinched or irritated nerve. It can also occur during pregnancy, or because of stress, viral infection or a kidney infection.

For more information on how acupuncture may be able to help with the symptoms of lower back pain, please download this factsheet.