Pain may be chronic or acute. If you have acute pain, you likely had a recent injury or flare-up. Chronic pain is ongoing, and may be severe or mild, deep and achy, burning, or sharp like a knife.
What is Causing Your Pain?
Sometimes pain is just pain. This happens when you damage your muscles, tendons, etc. through a physical injury or repetitive use. We often find that trigger points (hyperirritable muscle “knots”) are present and contribute significantly to pain.
You may also find that your pain gets worse with stress, or you have other symptoms like insomnia, hot flashes, indigestion or anxiety. This indicates a systemic imbalance and it is important to treat the underlying issues.
Treatment for Pain Relief
At your first appointment with us, we will do a full evaluation of your case. This allows us to understand why you have pain so that your treatments will be effective and long-lasting.
We treat pain every day. Some of the most common types of pain we see are:
• Low back pain
• Neck and shoulder tension
• Heel and foot pain
• Arthritis and achy joints
• Frozen shoulder
An important part of pain treatment is trigger point therapy, which we provide here at the clinic. Also known as dry needling, trigger point therapy is a form of acupuncture we use to release pain quickly. It is always recommended to receive dry needling / trigger point from a licensed acupuncturist who will provide comprehensive treatment, addressing underlying imbalances that may have caused your pain.
What We Recommend
To treat pain, we suggest a minimum of 5 weekly treatments. Once you feel better, we suggest you continue with monthly maintenance for at least 3 months.