The latest statistics from the national health survey suggest that 1 in 6 Australian adults suffer ongoing back pain in some form, that's about 3.7 million of us! Are you one of them? Are you surviving each day on anti-inflammatory and pain medication? Endless trips to the physio, chiropractor, and other health professionals. Think you've tried everything to get your back in good shape? Have you tried Acupuncture for back pain?
Nothing lasts that length of time if there isn't some value to it!
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine was first documented over 2300 years ago, and in most probability has been treating back pain for closer to 5000 years! We've become pretty good at it in that time! But, if like us, you want to see the proof. Here's what the science says:
A meta-analysis (that’s where they combine the results of many different studies to determine an overall trend or outcome) of randomised control trials on Acupuncture’s ability to treat back pain, published in 1998 (Ernst & White, 1998) concluded that ‘…Acupuncture was shown to be superior than various control interventions…’
Another meta-analysis published in 2005 (Manheimer et al, 2005) concluded ‘…Acupuncture effectively relieves low back pain…’
A randomised controlled trial in 2006 (Brinkhaus et al, 2006) randomly split 298 patients with chronic low back pain into two groups. One group received acupuncture and the other received no acupuncture. Both groups were allowed to access routine care (such as physiotherapy, pain medication, etc). The study concluded ‘Acupuncture was more effective in improving pain than no acupuncture treatment in patients with chronic low back pain.
That's just three of the thousands of high-quality, peer reviewed scientific studies supporting the use of Acupuncture in the treatment of back pain, I could show you more but you'd be reading until next year.
Dr Ben Ludlow (BHSc) is a university qualified Acupuncturist and is registered with AHPRA (that's the government body that regulates GPs, Specialists, Dentists, etc) as a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, so you know that you're in expert hands when seeing him.
What to expect when you see Ben:
If you'd like to know more about Acupuncture for Back pain from our Brisbane based expert Acupuncturist Ben Ludlow please cal the clinic on (07) 3148 5162 and Ben will be happy to speak with you or return your call. Or, you can email Ben at email@example.com and he'll get back to you.