Back Pain

Did you know that back pain is one of the most prevalent reasons people seek health care, and can affect up to 80% of the population at some point in their lives? In Australia and around the world countless hours are lost each year due to some form of back pain. Most causes of the pain are the result of irritation/trauma, poor posture or poor function of the bones, joints, ligaments or muscles in your lower, mid and upper back. It can cause signs and symptoms such as stiffness and tightness, dull aching, sudden sharp pain, numbness or tingling, muscle spasms, and sciatic pain that radiates down the leg.

Acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment option for all types of back pain, ranging from acute to chronic conditions. The team at Active Physio Health now offers Traditional Chinese Acupuncture to the Gladstone and Biloela regions. Acupuncture focuses on restoring harmony and energetic balance to the body which stimulates natural healing and promotes health. Research has shown that acupuncture causes the body to produce natural steroids which decrease inflammation and can promote the production of natural endorphins which can help decrease pain. It can therefore play an important role in the reduction or elimination of back pain by reducing recovery time and preventing a chronic condition from developing. It can also help avoid the need for costlier and more invasive surgical procedures. And if back pain can be significantly reduced with acupuncture, it also lowers the need for painkillers or other medications that can either cause unwanted side-effects or prolong a patient’s condition.

Give Acupuncture a try and you will be amazed at the many benefits it can provide. Best of all acupuncture is covered under most health funds. Visit to make an appointment at 33 Off Street, Gladstone or telephone (07) 4972 5155. To make an appointment in Biloela please contact (07) 4992 5037.

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