Our Pain Management providers - or physiatrists - have a wide range of tools to determine exactly what your issues are and help you get relief quickly. Some of the tools the pain management provider may use are diagnostic ultrasounds, trigger points injections, PRP injections, orthotics, and a long referral list.
Acupuncture Q & A
What Is Acupuncture Treatment?
Acupuncture is a type of treatment that originated in China more than 3,000 years ago. Acupuncturists use extremely slim needles, placing them in key areas on the body to alleviate pain in a natural way. The needles create a balance in the body’s energy, which allows the body to return to its optimal pain-free state.
There are several types of acupuncture. In moxibustion, moxa taken from dried mugwort warms key areas and helps with smooth qi energy flow. In auricular acupuncture, points on the outer ear are stimulated for healing. In cupping therapy, suction is used to help stimulate blood flow and promote healing.
What Types of Conditions and Illnesses Can Acupuncture Help With?
Acupuncture can help with a very wide range of pain, illnesses, and conditions. These include lower back pain, headache pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, menstrual cramps, digestive problems, insomnia, PMS, neck pain, and much more.
What conditions can you treat?
Our team has a diverse skill set and can treat a range of chronic pain conditions. Some of the most common issues include:
- Back pain: Lower and upper back pain
- Neck pain: Muscle, joint and nerve problems
- Shoulder pain: arthritis, rotator cuff and other tendon pain management
- Other chronic conditions: Repetitive use strains, other joint pain, and more
What risks are associated with the ways you treat chronic pain?
We evaluate each patient individually to determine the best course of treatment. Our goal is to improve your quality of life without surgical intervention. But we always will be realistic about what we believe is the best course of action and refer to a different specialist whenever necessary. Generally your biggest risk comes from not addressing chronic pain at all or treating solely with over the counter medications.
How can I start alleviating my chronic pain?
Make an appointment today and we’ll help you get on the path to pain relief.
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