At Komyuniti we have clinical experience in working with acute and chronic lower back pain. We have developed our own approach and strategy - Komyuniti Musculoskeletal Acu-Technique™, which involves a combination of traditional acupuncture with the addition of trigger and motor point needling techniques. We also administer neuro-acupuncture using electro stimulation to needles to stimulate the nerves to assist with the pain and discomfort that is experienced when suffering from lower back pain.
Our Acupuncturist will start with a functional muscle and orthopedic examination. Using targeted muscle strength tests to uncover weakness occurring with the muscles associated with your back pain. Additional range of motion tests and a gait analysis will also be provided to formulate a treatment course that is dependent on your situation. Treatment is then followed up using our Komyuniti Musculoskeletal Acu-Technique ™ . The first treatment will usually restore muscle strength and improve the range of motion to assisting the process of recovery. However, with all therapies the results are always varied depending on each individual's situation.
Evidence of efficacy of acupuncture in the management of low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo - or sham controlled trials.
This recent systematic review published in 2020* evaluated the evidence of efficacy of acupuncture in the management of low back pain. A total of 2110 participants from a total of 14 clinical trials found statistically compelling evidence with the authors concluding that there is moderate efficacy for acupuncture to reduce lower back pain.
Feel confident that when you book in a session with one of our acupuncturists that you will receive a thorough assessment followed by comprehensive treatment. With the years of clinical experience, evidence based research and the development of our Komyuniti Musculoskeletal Acu-Technique ™, feel assured that you are in good hands.
Turmeric or curcumin is great natural supplement that has been shown to have anti inflammatory effects. Our practitioners are also trained in providing natural medicine and can suggest formulations with herbs such as turmeric with other anti inflammatory herbal combinations or products that may assist the the management of lower back pain.
Written by Daniel Ooi
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Yan Xiang, Jin-yuan He, Huan-huan Tian,Bing-yan Cao and Rui Li. Evidence of efficacy of acupuncture in the management of low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo - or sham controlled trials. Acupuncture in Medicine 2020 vol. 38(I) 15-24