Pain Therapy

Acupuncture is an effective modality in the treatment of many kinds of painful conditions

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Acupuncture is an effective modality in the treatment of many kinds of painful conditions, including:

  • Migraines

  • Stiffness of Neck/Neck disc

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Back pain

  • Kee pain

  • Herinated disc

  • Arthritis

  • Sports and other injuries

  • Osteoporosis

  • Acute sprains

  • Tendonitis

The goal of pain therapy is to use acupuncture and acupressure to reduce or eliminate pain, reduce distress, enhance comfort and quality of life, and improve the ability to function physically and perform activities of daily living.

Frozen Shoulder

What is frozen shoulder?

Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is stiffness, pain, and limited range of movement in your shoulder . It may happen after an injury or overuse or from a disease such as diabetes or a stroke. The tissues around the joint stiffen, scar tissue forms, and shoulder movements become difficult and painful. The condition usually comes on slowly, and then goes away slowly over the course of a year or more.

What causes frozen shoulder?

Frozen shoulder can develop when you stop using the joint normally because of pain, injury, or a chronic health condition, such as diabetes or a stroke. Any shoulder problem can lead to frozen shoulder if you do not work to keep full range of motion.

Frozen shoulder occurs:.
  • After surgery or injury.

  • Most often in people 40 to 70 years old.

  • More often in women (especially in postmenopausal women) than in men.

  • Most often in people with chronic diseases.

Stiffness of neck/Neck disc 

What is stiff neck?

A stiff neck is typically characterized by soreness and difficulty moving the neck, especially when trying to turn the head to the side. A stiff neck may also be accompanied by a headache, neck pain, shoulder pain and/or arm pain, and cause the individual to turn the entire body as opposed to the neck when trying to look sideways or backwards.  

What causes stiff neck?
  • Fatigue, stress

  • Over posture (sleeping in a position that strains neck muscles; holding neck in an abnormal position, such as cradling phone)

  • Neck disc (一字 neck)

  • Auto accident aftermath

Treatment duration of Stiff Neck
There is no cure for stiff neck and the prognosis is quite different depending on the severity of neuropathy.

If the case is chronic, the patient usually has 2-3 treatments a week for two months. In the case of chronic, it is important to continue treatment combination therapies such as a poultice in the home stretch. 

Back Pain

What is back pain?

Back pain is caused by acute lumbar sprain, or back-side passage off the spinal nerves that are passing through narrow spinal canal stenosis, nerve compression, disc and bone disc.

What are the symptoms of back pain?
  • Spinal Stenosis

    The most common symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis include leg pain (sciatica) that may be accompanied by:

    • Low back pain

    • Leg numbness and tingling

    • Limitations in walking. 

    Leg pain felt while walking (claudication) can be caused by either arterial circulatory insufficiency (vascular claudication) or from spinal stenosis (neurogenic or pseudo-claudication). Leg pain from either condition will go away with rest, but the patient usually has to sit down for a few minutes with spinal stenosis. Leg pain from vascular claudication will go away if the patient simply stops walking.

    Although occasionally the leg pain and stenosis symptoms will come on acutely, they generally develop over the course of several years. The longer a patient with spinal stenosis stands or walks, the worse the leg pain will get.

    Degenerative disc

    Most patients with degenerative disc disease will experience low-grade continuous but tolerable pain that will occasionally flare for a few days or more. Symptoms can vary, but the general characteristics usually include:

    • Pain that is centered on the lower back, although it can radiate to the hips and legs

    • Lower back pain that is continuous and lasts more than 6 weeks

    • Pain that is frequently worse when sitting, when the discs experiences a heavier load than when patients are standing, walking or even laying down

    • Prolonged standing may also aggravate the pain, as can bending forward and lifting an object

    • Pain that is exacerbated by certain movements, particularly bending, twisting or lifting

    • Severe symptoms can include numbness and tingling in the legs, as well as difficulty walking

Knee Pain

What is Knee Pain?

Most knee pain is degenerative arthritis. This occurs when the cartilage that acts as a buffer between the knee bones become thin and worn out.

What are the symptoms of knee pain?
    • Joints are stiff and sore and pain gets worse when using joint

    • Pain in joint worsens in cold and humid weather

    • In extreme cases, may also lead to deformation of joints