When it comes to back and neck pain many people seek treatment from a physical therapist and completely disregard alternative remedies. Acupuncture has a long-standing tradition of relieving back pain and neck pain effectively.
Back pain can culminate from a variety of different circumstances. People typically associate symptoms with age, family history, bone deterioration, and complications such as herniated discs. Many of our patients work physically demanding jobs such as construction. Although occupation is not directly tied to back problems, it’s important to tell your doctor if you undergo a lot of physical stress in your daily life.
On the other hand, neck pain is caused by pinched nerves, muscle strain, and herniated discs. These symptoms can cause more serious conditions such as whiplash. Neck pains can be debilitating, even making the simple task of turning your head a strenuous chore. Statistics show that 80% of people that suffer from back pain will also suffer from neck pain at some point in their life.
Acupuncture, Cupping, and Cryotherapy
A simple at-home remedy that can be applied to immediate pain is applying ice to the affected areas. However, when the pain goes beyond a patch of icy-hot people either seek further help or submit to a life of pain. Our team at Integrative Family Wellness believes in combining multiple forms of therapy to stop the pain.
When it comes to back pain we focus on the trigger points associated with the discomfort, which are commonly located along the spine, legs, and arms depending on the exact area. Neck pain is usually caused by trigger points in the neck, ears, and shoulders. Once we pinpoint your exact pain we use a combination of acupuncture, cupping, and local cryotherapy to treat the pain.
The overall goal of acupuncture is to release stimulants that naturally heal the area in pain. Combining treatments speed up the healing process.
Our expert team at Integrative Family Wellness & Massage specializes in acupuncture and has become a staple for treatment in Smithtown, NY. If you have any questions or would like to book your first appointment please contact us at 631-708-3500.