ADVERTORIAL - Acupuncture treats chronic back and leg pain and numbness

2016-01-27 06:00
Acupuncture enhances blood circulation. Photo: sourced

Acupuncture enhances blood circulation. Photo: sourced

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BACK pain is a common problem these days, affecting people of all age groups.
Back pain has many different forms like upper, lower and middle pain.

Causes of back pain

Back muscles may get strained due to incorrect posture while standing sleeping or sitting for long periods, excessive body weight, repetitive bending or lifting of heavy objects. Slipped disc is another condition which is responsible for back pain.
This happens when the cartilage disc of the vertebrae wear out and press any nerve root. If the sciatica nerve root, located at the lower spine region gets pressed then it leads to chronic lower back pain that often gets extended to the legs and is accompanied by numbness.

Elderly people suffer from chronic back pain due to osteoarthritis affecting the spine, chronic back pain may get triggered by stress and anxiety.

The involvement of emotional stress causes disc degeneration or herniation.
Prolonged emotional stress creates a sympathetic dominant state in autonomic nervous system and leads to decreased blood flow to most of the organs, muscles and peripheral tissues.
When blood flow to the lumber muscles is decreased, the muscles become tight, loose flexibility and are easily fatigued.

Treatment with acupuncture

Acupuncture enhances blood circulation especially in the area that there is pain or discomfort. When circulation in the tissue improves, muscle relaxation occurs and immediate pain reduction occurs in many cases.
In some other cases, however, when circulation improves, the pain in the affected area intensifies and is then followed by repair of tissue and muscle relaxation.

Proper circulation in the tissue is important not only for blood to nourish the tissue but also in enhancing the elimination of muscle fatigue and pain causing substances (eg. lactic acid) thus resulting in healthy tissue.

Acupuncture, cupping therapy and therapeutic massage offers great relief for your back pain.
If other therapy has failed then may be its time you tried acupuncture.

We can help you lead a pain-free life naturally without any side-effects.

For consultation and treatment call doctor of chinese medicine, Dr Meena Kasim on 032 944 2761, 031 207 3620, 082 786 4127 or 082 786 4087.

The Holistic Wellness Centre is at Shop 1, Villa Kiana, 138, Hulett Street, Stanger (near KFC) and has branches in Tongaat and Overport.

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