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Acupuncture For Chronic Pain

April 17, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 164

Millions of people suffer from back pain, and it's one of the leading medical conditions for which people seek treatment.But anyone undergoing chronic lumbar issues can tell you how difficult it is to find relief from the problem. Often, medical science is unable to offer anything that can truly cure it. New sleeping positions can be uncomfortable, stretching is time consuming and not always effective, and painkillers are a poor long-term solution and frequently don't work.

Many people find that acupuncture alleviates or even eliminates their lumbar related symptoms. Acupuncture dates back to ancient China, and is used to treat a myriad of medical conditions. During acupuncture, the practitioner inserts and manipulates a number of small thin needles into the patient's body. Some patients suffering from chronic back pain that was otherwise incurable have found great success with acupuncture. The medical community recognizes the benefits this method provides to back pain patients.

Acupuncture is particularly helpful for those suffering from sciatica pain. Sciatica is pain in the lower extremity (back, glutes and legs) resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve. The pain of sciatica is typically felt from the low back (lumbar area) to behind the thigh and radiating down below the knee. Sciatic pain can be relieved with acupuncture therapy.

Acupuncture, which strengthens connective tissue and facilitates muscular relaxation, is utilized to strategically treat the deeper muscles of the lower extremity as well as the tendinomuscular aspects of the spine.It can put an end to the vicious cycle of spasms and pain experienced by many patients.

Many patients with old sports injuries, especially golf, find acupuncture especially helpful to relieve shoulder pain. Tension and muscle pain in the shoulders are very common, especially for people who work in an office.Sedentary careers that require long periods of time typing in front of a computer causes a lack of circulation in muscle tissue and muscle fatigue.Shoulder pain can also be attributed to injuries and strains, and these issues can also effectively be treated with acupuncture therapy.

Side effects of shoulder pain and muscle tension can include headaches, lack of concentration, poor memory, insomnia or irritability. With the help of acupuncture therapy, the pain and these uncomfortable side effects can be effectively treated so you can go back to living an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

Acupuncture works differently for everyone.You should speak to a certified acupuncturist for more information regarding your condition.

Along with acupuncture, our Saddle Brook Chiropractic and total health center offers many other treatments for the back, including trigger point therapy and the latest in spinal decompression methods. If you've been living with back problems, there's no reason to wait.

Call the offices of Saddle Brook chiropractor Dr. Peter Ferraro at 973-478-2212.

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