Back Pain

By Professor Yoland Lim Health Care

Back pain affects up to 90% of us at some stage of our life, with nearly 4 million Australians suffering from this every year[1]. There are many various causes of this and we recommend that this get checked out by your medical doctor. This must be assessed thoroughly, and investigations may be required. As Dr Justin Lim has worked in the Emergency Departments in major Australian and European Hospitals he understands the importance of ensuring that this is not caused by a major critical condition such as a Myocardial infarction (MI) or an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA). Only after assessing the cause, we can then consider the optimal treatment program for you. 


Professor Yoland Lim Health Care’s Back Pain program is a natural form of treatment aimed at getting you back to more functioning of activities of daily living. We have worked closely with medical specialists such as neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons and anaesthetic pain specialists to reduce the requirement of potentially addictive prescription only opioid medication, which may also have possible severe side effects for some patients. 


Fong Yang Therapy, Professor Yoland Lim Health Care's form of acupuncture is used for back pain. Harvard Medical School stated in a 2012 medical study involving approximately 18,000 patients over 23 high-quality randomized controlled trials showed that acupuncture is beneficial low back pain, in addition to headache and osteoarthritis [2].  Studies published in American Family Physician stated acupuncture  was of benefit for chronic low back pain in certain situations[3].


Additionally, the safety profile of acupuncture is excellent, and as Professor Yoland Lim's catch phrase states- "Without drugs, without side effects". Other potential benefits may include lowering blood pressure along with relaxation. Acupuncture has emerged as an important non-drug option that can help chronic pain patients avoid the use of potentially harmful medications, especially opiates with their potentially serious risk of substance use disorder.


[1]  https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/chronic-musculoskeletal-conditions/back-problems/contents/what-are-back-problems 

[2]  https://www.health.harvard.edu/alternative-and-complementary-medicine/acupuncture-for-pain-relief 

[3] Chronic low back pain: evaluation and management. Am Fam Physician. 2009 Jun 15;79(12):1067-74.

Last AR1, Hulbert K.

Medical College of Wisconsin, Racine, WI 53403, USA.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Last%20AR,%20Hulbert%20K.%20Chronic%20low%20back%20pain:%20evaluation%20and%20management.%20Am%20Fam%20Physician%202009;79:1067%E2%80%9374. 

From the archives- Patient post-treatment at Professor Yoland Lim's first location circa 1970's.
From the archives- Patient post-treatment at Professor Yoland Lim's first location circa 1970's.