Acupuncture for Back Pain

Back pain is all to common these days – 8 in 10 of us will experience at some point. 

You might feel an ache, an area of tension or stiffness, or you might experience sharp shooting pains or pain that radiates down your leg.

There are many contributing factors to back pain. But whether you’ve just injured yourself or you’ve been dealing with chronic back pain, acupuncture is a treatment option worth considering.

Acupuncture may help relieve back pain by:

  • Reducing signals to pain receptors – acupuncture leads to the release of endorphins and other biochemical changes that affect the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord.
  • Micro-injury facilitated healing – acupuncture point stimulation interrupts pain pathways and provides an analgesic effect
  • Intramuscular stimulation – releasing shortened muscles
  • Reducing inflammation – promoting the release of vascular and immune modulating factors.
  • Improving muscle stiffness and joint mobility – acupuncture increases local micro-circulation, aiding with the dispersal of swelling and bruising.
  • Reducing the use of and dependence on pain medication
  • Relieving pain from disc herniations and muscular strains

The Acupuncture Evidence Project has found a large body of positive evidence that supports the use of Acupuncture as an intervention for chronic lower back pain.

One Australian clinical trial conducted across four Melbourne emergency departments looked at the effect of acupuncture on pain. It found that acupuncture is just as effective as pain-relief medication for relieving lower-back pain, pain from sprained ankles and migraines with far fewer side effects.

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What to expect from your Acupuncture consultation

At the start of your consultation, your acupuncturist will take a detailed case history. This will include asking details about your current treatment schedule with your oncologist.

Once the case-taking is complete, you will receive a hands-on treatment to provide initial relief. Your treatment consists of the insertion of fine needles in acupuncture points. This aims to improve circulation and relax the nervous system. If you are experiencing pain, acupuncture may also provide an analgesic effect.

Depending on your case, your practitioner may also incorporate Tui Na massage techniques, cupping, and moxibustion.

PRICING Suzzanne Sunner:

Initial Consultation           60minutes     $130

Follow Up Consultation   45minutes     $100

PRICING Anthea Watson:

Initial Consultation           60minutes     $135

Follow Up Consultation   60minutes     $100

As with all health treatments, some people may experience adverse effects. However, acupuncture is considered a generally safe modality. Our Acupuncturists are gentle, compassionate, and experienced practitioners who will take good care of you.

Meet the Acupuncturists at Vibe Natural Health Brisbane

Emma Kopcikas Osteopath North BrisbaneSuzzanne Sunner

Suzzanne is a result focussed AHPRA registered acupuncturist who believes that the human body is always seeking balance within itself. Often, when we allow our body to become out of balance, either through lifestyle, physical trauma or psychological stresses, these imbalances manifest themselves as illness, physical complaints or dysfunction.

Emma Kopcikas Osteopath North BrisbaneAnthea Watson

Anthea has over 10 years of clinical experience as an Acupuncturist. She has a particular interest in conditions relating to stress and anxiety, fertility, IVF support and pregnancy, as well as pain management. Anthea has a holistic approach and is passionate about collaborating with other health professionals to achieve effective treatment outcomes. Anthea is fully registered with AHPRA/CMBA.



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