I am deeply troubled by some acupuncture to my lower back that I received from an NHS physio a week ago. He said he was only using short needles in very safe points, but when he put the needle in to my lower back on the left side, immediately I began to feel a deep ache in my back right through to my hip and lower stomach area. He said that this meant it was working as the left side of my back is the worst. After 10 minutes he agreed to pull it out a bit, but this didn't help.
I have now been left with dull aching around the needle sight, but worse, aching and soreness all across my lower abdomen. I also generally have aches and pains intermittantly throughout my whole torso and feel generally achy and under the weather. He says he has never experienced anything like this before and doesn't seem to know what to suggest, neither does my GP.
Anti spasmodics for the stomach, anti inflamatories and hot compressess soothe, but don't seem to be able to reduce the discomfort much. I'm so scared this is going to be a permanent thing and he has touched and damaged a nerve somehow. I felt generally fine before I went into the surgery and now don't know what to do - can anyone help? I'd be so grateful for any advice. Would it be best to leave for a while or try and get some help from a registered acupuncturist at the earliest opportunity?