Back pain

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. 

Lower back pain

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. 

Lumbar radiculopathy (sciatica)

Lumbar radiculopathy (sciatica) is a syndrome with nerve root impingement and/or inflammation that has progressed enough to cause neurological problems (pain, numbness, tingling), usually down the back of the leg; but it can also be felt on the front of the leg.

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

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. 

Pregnancy

Pregnancy is not an illness but a physiological stage – but even when a woman has an uncomplicated pregnancy she may experience back and pelvic pain, nausea, indigestion or emotional issues such as anxiety and depression.

For more information on how acupuncture may be able to help with the issues of pregnancy, please download this factsheet. 

Sciatica

Sciatica (more accurately termed lumbar radiculopathy) is a syndrome with nerve root impingement and/or inflammation that has progressed enough to cause neurological problems (pain, numbness, tingling), usually down the back of the leg; but it can also be felt on the front of the leg.

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