There are many causes of back pain (Particularly low back pain.) If you have had back pain for some time – seek medical advise / assessment e.g. x ray and scans before consulting a complementary therapist
Acute back pain can come from bad work practices such as poor lifting and handling skills, incorrect ergonomic siting of computer screens, incorrectly adjusted seats for height and back support. Sports injuries and poor posture while standing and sitting and the wearing of high heels over time can also contribute.
Chronic disorders such as arthritis, osteoporosis, ankylosing spondylitis, multiple sclerosis and spinal injury caused by trauma associated with traffic and work accidents are sadly all too common.
In Korean practice low back pain (particularly around Lumbar 3-5 can be associated with disorders of the large intestine, so the therapist may explore abdominal issues as well as the local sore points on the back to treat this condition.
Many of the above conditions, especially if they have been allowed to become chronic are difficult to eradicate completely and may require lengthy treatments. However, often severe issues may be ameliorated with reduction of pain, increased mobility and improved quality of life.
Best treatment practice may include a combination of moxibustion to the affected area, acupressure massage and elements of Korean hand therapies. If there is stress and anxiety present an ongoing course of reflexology can soothe and relax strained tissues allowing improved blood and lymphatic circulation as well as calming the mind.
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