As a chiropractor, we can provide an array of techniques and treatments that focus on helping the patient achieve lasting pain relief. With a multitude of conditions that can cause pain in the back or spine, patients need to consider alternative forms of relief. One such method is acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture is an alternative form of treatment that helps to promote pain relief by applying thin needles to specific points on the body.
Acupuncture is available at Plainfield Chiropractic Clinic in Plainfield and the surrounding area. Acupuncture can help to relieve physical aches and pains while also relieving symptoms of other conditions. This treatment can help to stimulate nerves and muscles, boosting the body's natural pain defense mechanisms.
Call us today and schedule an appointment to learn if this treatment is the most effective option to meet your needs.
More Than Pain Relief
A form of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture helps to do more than relieve pain. Acupuncture can also help to relieve stress. From the moment patients walk in the door, our team strives to create a calm and welcoming atmosphere to help patients relax. Its stress-reducing aspects can significantly improve the quality of life for those working in high tension environments.
Acupuncture can help to relieve pain in the back, neck, shoulders, thighs, legs and more. We can use acupuncture to treat various areas along the spine and promote relief. In some cases, this treatment can even help with migraines. As a chiropractor, we will examine the patient and determine if this treatment is the most effective option for their needs. Possible benefits of acupuncture include the following:
- Decreasing muscle tension
- Relieving head and neck pain
- Abating symptoms of fibromyalgia
- Easing carpal tunnel
- Providing osteoarthritis relief
- Alleviating stress urinary incontinence
- Reducing hot flashes
- Relieving migraine pain
Acupuncture can treat chronic pain caused by a host of illnesses as well. In general, many doctors turn to the procedure as an alternative when standard pain relief methods have either failed or proven impractical in some instances. With acupuncture, we can target specific sources of pain instead of just the symptoms.
During the acupuncture treatment, we target vital areas of the body to insert then thin, hair-like needle. Unlike other medical needles, acupuncture needles are not for an injection of any kind. We merely insert the needle to help stimulate specific areas of the body. Symptoms of conditions that may benefit from acupuncture treatment vary, but the majority manifest as continuous, chronic pain that typical methods of treatment have failed to alleviate.
Patients with lower back pain, for example, may find a decrease in intensity of pain and a return of movement range immediately after this treatment. These are other conditions that may be helped by acupuncture:
- Chemotherapy-induced vomiting
- Labor pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Fertility treatments (in conjunction with contemporary methods)
- Some respiratory conditions
Multiple sessions can help to increase the intervals between migraine episodes for some patients. In other cases, acupuncture can lessen tension headache intensity when combined with standard pain relief medications.
The Acupuncture Treatment Process
Since no two patients are the same, our staff will customize the treatment plan to the individual needs of each patient. To begin the treatment process, we will need to review the patient's medical history, current condition, allergies, insurance and any other pertinent factors. Dr. Chris Smith, DC will then conduct an examination and determine if the patient is a candidate for this treatment.
We will review the patient's lifestyle, environment and level of daily stress to determine possible causes of the pain. We may ask other questions having to do with working and home environments, stress levels and dietary and eating habits. With this information, we can begin the treatment.
A session can last a few minutes to over an hour, but standard appointments allocate about 30 to 40 minutes for the procedure. The length of time for the appointment will vary per patient. Needles are inserted and left in for that time. We may twist the needle to aid in nerve, muscle and epidermis stimulation.
Following the procedure, some patients may feel more energetic, while others find themselves feeling sleepy or content. The number of appointments the patient needs will vary per patient and their condition.
Call Us Today
We can help you achieve the pain relief you need to continue your recovery and live your life to the fullest. With acupuncture, we can help prevent certain conditions causing pain and holding you back. Call us at 815-893-1698 to schedule an appointment and begin the healing process.
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