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Pain Relief

Overview

The most common pain conditions include neck pain, back pain, and headaches. Whether it’s neck, back, or head pain, acupuncture provides powerful, effective pain relief for a wide variety of conditions.

Neck and back pains can come from a variety of causes and manifest in many different ways. Neck or back pain may stem from trauma, muscle or ligament strains, tight muscles, arthritis, a “pinched” nerve, or other structural issues. Typically, neck and back pain is classified as acute or chronic depending on how long you’ve had the issue. Conservative, non-invasive treatment is often the first step; this includes ice, heat, massage, acupuncture, chiropractics, or stretching. 

There are many different types of headaches; the two most common types are tension headaches and migraine headaches. Headaches may come from a variety of triggers, including stress, diet, sleep, and other lifestyle habits. Standard treatment typically involves prescription or non-prescription pain medications. However, many other treatment options are available.

How Can Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture provides an incredible tool for pain relief. At your first acupuncture appointment, we’ll discuss your pain as well as overall health. Your overall health and habits may provide insight into some of the contributing factors to your pain. We’ll come up with a treatment plan to best address your pain and other issues that may be going on.
Acupuncture may be combined with other modalities or lifestyle recommendations to get you the best possible outcome.

What Does The Research Say?

Low back pain is one of the most researched conditions treated by acupuncture. Due to overwhelmingly positive research, The American College of Physicians (ACP) has included acupuncture in its’ guidelines for the treatment of low back pain. Providers are encouraged to recommend non-invasive treatments for back pain including acupuncture, massage, and spinal manipulation. Find more info here.

A 2020 systematic review looked at seven clinical trials comparing acupuncture treatment to standard pharmacological treatment for migraine treatment. After examining the results of all these studies, it was concluded that “acupuncture is just as effective and has fewer side effects than many of the standard pharmaceutical agents that are currently used.”
Find the research here.

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