Acupuncture for Back pain
The use of acupuncture to treat back pain has increased dramatically over the past few years. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on best practice now recommend that GPs offer a course of 8 to10 sessions of acupuncture as a first line treatment for persistent, non-specific low back pain*
How does Acupuncture Work?
- providing pain relief – by stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, acupuncture leads to release of endorphins and other neurohumoral factors and changes the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord (Pomeranz 1987; Zhao 2008).
- reducing inflammation – by promoting release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors (Kim 2008, Kavoussi 2007;Zijlstra 2003).
- improving muscle stiffness and joint mobility – by increasing local microcirculation (Komori 2009), which aids dispersal of swelling and bruising.
Colette Assor has been treating back pain in North London for over 20 years. Colette is an experienced Acupuncturist and fully qualified sports therapist and aromatherapist. Colette is a member of the British Acupuncture council, the leading regulatory body for Acupuncture profession in the UK. Colette is the Acupuncturist at North West London Physiotherapy centre and regular consults members of the team to give you the best possible treatment outcome. On site we have experienced physiotherapists, osteopaths, and consultants. Call for a free 15 minute consultation. T: 0208 368 1130
What Our patients say
” I had 5 sessions with Colette and my sciatic pain has gone, i had the pain for almost 9 months. Colette is very knowledgable and professional in her approach and i would thoroughly recommend her as an excellent acupuncturist, lovely clinic too! ” MD. Hendon
” Thank you Colette, you have magic hands, i had been in pain for months and after a few sessions, i can move again and am pain free” G.A. Borehamwood.
“I had pain in my leg due to sciatica. I visited Collette and the pain improved after one treatment. Many thanks for your help and advice.” J.E. Finchley