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benefits of using complementary therapies for musculoskeletal problems

If you have a problem in your muscles or skeletal system who would you want to see? Someone who has spent four or maybe five years full-time at University, training specially in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal problems, or a generalist?

Perhaps you’d like to wait and see a specialist in hospital – a specialist in surgery – the option many people have when their primary care doesn’t work.

But what if you don’t need surgery, you are in pain and you want some help. Many people around the world will choose to see an osteopath or chiropractor. Part of the training for an osteopath or a chiropractor is to know when they are not able to help you and how to effectively refer you on to someone else who can.

Acupuncture treats the whole ecosystem of a human and you can be confident that your musculoskeletal problems, especially the pain caused by them, can be helped with acupuncture. This is one of the areas of complementary therapy which is most researched in the UK (following some investment from the NHS) and the results show that acupuncture is the most cost-effective treatment for back pain.

Whichever you choose, you will be in safe hands.