SOURCE: Absolute PhysioCare & Sports Rehab

Burnaby Physiotherapy Clinic

September 08, 2015 10:00 ET

Burnaby Physiotherapy Office Adds Acupuncture to Services

Burnaby Physiotherapy Clinic Introduces Acupuncture to Help People Coping With Lower Back Pain

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 08, 2015) - Absolute PhysioCare & Sports Rehab, a physiotherapy clinic in Burnaby, recently introduced acupuncture as an alternative treatment to help patients managing lower back pain.

"In physiotherapy, acupuncture works by stimulating the release of endorphins -- the body's natural pain-relievers -- through the insertion of needles into specific points to stimulate natural healing," explains one physiotherapy practitioner. "It affects the function of the hormonal system, promotes a decrease in inflammation, and an increase in circulation."

There are several different types of lower back pain. The most common is mechanical pain, also called non-specific lower back pain. In most cases, this involves the muscles, ligaments and joints of the back. It can be attributed to many different factors including poor posture, repetitive tasks, incorrect ergonomics, or acute injury.

The main benefit of acupuncture is its proven effects on pain relief, both in the short and long term. A study published in the Clinical Journal of Pain compared 50 patients with chronic lower back pain. The researchers found that after 1 week of treatment, the use of analgesic medications decreased and reported pain had reduced significantly. After 6 months of treatment, both had further reduced. Additionally, participants reported improvement sleeping and an increase in activity during the day.

"If you wake up with lower back pain, or suffer from a sore back during or after work, you should have it resolved before it escalates into chronic pain or dysfunction. Acupuncture is a proven therapy for dealing with this type of pain. We've only just introduced acupuncture, but so far the response has been great!"

About the Company

Absolute PhysioCare & Sports Rehab is a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary physiotherapy clinic. The company's focus is providing clients with the best care to help them achieve optimum wellness and life quality. Apart from providing personalized therapy plans, the Burnaby based clinic also offers physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, orthotics, acupuncture, custom bracing, compression hosiery, vestibular rehabilitation, women's health, bike fitting, active rehabilitation services, and gymnasium facilities.

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