"Acupuncture helped my back pain": Louise's story
After a bad fall down the stairs, I've suffered from lower back pain for some years now and have even had to take time off of work with it.
I've tried many of the recommended methods to strengthen it, such as swimming and pilates but, after a recommendation from a friend, I decided to give acupuncture a go.
I've never been particularly nervous around needles but, I have to say, I was extremely anxious before my first session. It turned out, however, that my worrying was unfounded and I was made to feel totally relaxed and didn't even feel a thing!
I've been regularly attending acupuncture sessions for a few months now, and my only frustration is that I didn't try it out sooner!
The almost constant back pain I used to experience has now reduced significantly, which has resulted in improvements to all areas of my life.
I can now make my own bed, get the washing out of the machine and bend down to pick something up, without fear of my back suddenly incapacitating me. They sound like such simple things, but you would be surprised at how much not being able to do them for yourself can impact you.
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