BACK PAIN

Back pain is one of the top reasons why patients seek out acupuncture services. Whether your back pain is the result of a minor strain, a serious accident, a herniated disc or even sciatica, acupuncture may be the best treatment option for you.
Back sprains and strains can occur from an injury, poor posture, or improper lifting. In more serious injuries, herniated disks can be the result. Sciatica can occur if a pinched nerve occurs in the lower back. This results in a shocking in tingling sensation that goes down the sides of the legs. These common forms of back pain may be successfully treated with acupuncture.
Acupuncture works to restore harmony and energetic balance to the body, stimulating natural healing and promoting health. If the back pain is more acute, a short series of treatments will usually resolve the pain. For most chronic types of back pain, more prolonged and regular treatments are required in order to return the back to a pain-free state. Herbal medicines or patches may also be used in these conditions as they can be helpful in moving blood and reducing inflammation.
Acupuncture is one of the most sought after treatments for back pain due to its highly effective results.

KNEE PAIN

Most people experience knee pain at some point in their lives. Symptoms may develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse or injury. Additionally, having a disease such as osteoporosis or arthritis increase your chances of having problems with your knees.

Injuries are the most common cause of knee problems. Sudden injuries may be caused by a direct blow to the knee or from twisting, bending the knee, or falling on the knee. Pain, bruising or swelling may appear and nerves or blood vessels may be damaged during the injury. The knee or lower leg may feel numb, weak, cold, tingle, or look pale or blue. A list of common acute knee injuries include:

-A tear in the meniscus
-Ligament tears
-Breaks or fractures of the kneecap
-Kneecap dislocation

Overuse injuries occur with repetitive activities or prolonged pressure on the knee. Activities such as stair climbing, bicycle riding, jogging, or jumping stress joints and other tissues and can lead to irritation and inflammation. A list of common overuse injuries include:

-Bursitis
-Tendonitis
-Pain in the front of the knee from overuse, injury, excess weight, or problems in the kneecap.
-Irritation and inflammation of the band of fibrous tissue that runs down the outside of the thigh.

Other common conditions which may cause knee pain include:

-Osteoarthritis
-Many types of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout and lupus
-A popliteal, also known as a Baker’s, cyst

Acupuncture is used to treat pain, inflammation and other uncomfortable symptoms resulting from knee pain.  Acute knee pain can often be cleared up in a few sessions. Chronic knee pain, on the other hand, typically requires more treatments in order to resolve the pain.

Regardless of whether your knee pain is acute or chronic, acupuncture typically yields good results.

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