Orthopaedic acupuncture has been growing in popularity over they years. A drug free approach to pain management, acupuncture is commonly used to compliment traditional treatments such as physical therapy and manual therapy. The drug free approach and benefits of acupuncture make it a primary treatment option to manage pain.
Potential Benefits of Acupuncture
The potential benefits of orthopaedic acupuncture include:
- Pain Control
- Reduced Inflammation
- An Increased Range of Joint Motion
- Reduced Muscle Spasms
- Improved Blood Circulation
- Reduced Need for Pain Medication
The benefits of acupuncture can be enjoyed by patients who are trying to reduce the need for pain killers or other medications, avoid surgery, reduce chronic pain and to increase recovery time from a surgery. Again, acupuncture is usually part of a multidisciplinary treatment approach which may also include strength training, physical therapy, manual therapy, chiropractic treatment or injury rehabilitation.
Who Can Benefit From Acupuncture Treatments
Acupuncture may be helpful for people suffering from any of the following issues:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic or Acute Pain
- Compressed Nerve (Pinched Nerve)
- Elbow Pain
- Joint Pain
- Knee Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Muscle Cramping
- Muscle Pain & Weakness
- Neck Pain
- Post-Operative Pain (Pain after surgery)
- Shoulder Pain
- Tennis Elbow
Before considering acupuncture, the cause(s) of your pain needs to be diagnosed by a doctor. Your full medical history also needs to be evaluated by a doctor to determine whether you are a candidate for acupuncture. Acupuncture is not for everybody. For example, if you have a pacemaker or a chronic skin problem then there is a very good chance you are not a candidate for this treatment option.
At The Center For Musculoskeletal Disorders, we take make every effort to treat patients in pain or with a disorder using the most conservative treatments available. We have pain management specialist that offer acupuncture. If you suffer from pain, our orthopedic doctors provide you with a diagnosis or a second opinion regarding your treatment options.