Patients Are Seeking Alternate Solutions for Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can make life miserable and prevent you from doing things you enjoy. Chronic pain looks different for everyone. For some, it begins in childhood. For others, it is as a result of physical trauma, an autoimmune condition, chronic stress or emotional trauma. Either way, the symptoms are very real. You are probably very familiar with “quick fixes” like applying ice or heat to the affected area or taking pain medications for temporary relief. But, what’s the SOLUTION to chronic pain?
If you are tired of suffering from chronic pain and cannot find a treatment plan that offers more than temporary relief, acupuncture may be just the solution you’ve been searching for. Since the recent opiod crisis, patients are now seeking (more like demanding) alternate approaches to help relieve painful conditions instead of relying on medications.
Acupuncture is a time-tested, holistic medicine that can help decrease pain and restore function. There are no negative side effects and can be helpful for all types of pain, regardless of what is causing the pain or where the pain is located.
Acupuncture works by reducing inflammation and stimulating the release of endorphins that offer much needed and effective pain relief. In addition to reducing pain, acupuncture also hastens the healing process by increasing circulation and attracting white blood cells to an injured area. Your body has the ability to heal itself, sometimes it just needs a push in the right direction. Ultimately, your body is encouraged to heal itself through acupuncture
Common Conditions We Treat With Acupuncture
Low Back Pain
Low back pain is an extremely common concern, affecting anywhere from 75 to 90 percent of people at some point in their lives. It can result from strain (injury) to muscles or tendons in the lower back. Or it could be due to arthritis, structural problems, and disc injuries. Low back pain is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost days at work and is one of the most common reasons to seek medical care, including acupuncture. In fact, one of the top reasons that people get acupuncture treatments is for low back pain.
Arthritis isn’t just one disease, but a complex disorder comprised of more than 100 distinct conditions that can affect people at any stage of life. Two of the most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While these two forms of arthritis have very different causes, risk factors and effects on the body, they often share a common symptom — persistent joint pain.
For many people, arthritis pain and inflammation cannot be avoided as the body ages. In fact, most people over the age of 50 show some signs of arthritis as joints naturally degenerate over time. Fortunately, arthritic conditions respond very well to acupuncture.
Fibromyalgia affects the entire body. To make things complicated it affects everyone’s body a little differently. To make things even more complicated, those effects can change on a daily basis. Sometimes you’re plagued with widespread muscle pain and fatigue, and other days it’s a headache and heightened sensitivity to touch.
More than 45 million Americans (one in six) suffer from chronic headaches. For some people, the pain is so severe, they cannot go about their daily activities. The pain that headache and migraine sufferers endure can impact every aspect of their lives. Acupuncture can offer powerful relief without the side effects that prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause.
Are you plagued by chronic pain?
Whether it’s the numbness and tingling from your peripheral neuropathy, the painful burning sensation that comes from sciatica, the unbearable stiffness and swelling in your joints from arthritis, or the incessant pounding of a migraine headache, the staff at Health Pointe Jacksonville is here to help!
Our emphasis is treating the difficult, hard to treat cases.
Our goal is to provide you with pain relieving treatments so that you can get back to LIVING LIFE TO IT’S FULLEST
Health Pointe Jacksonville has pioneered non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical innovative medical solutions that actually TREAT your symptoms.
Imagine increased energy!
Imagine staff and a community of people that not only understand your condition but can truly support and sympathize with you!
For residents of the Jacksonville this is now a reality.
Call 904-448-0046 or visit www.hpjax.com today to set up a consultation with Dr. Miller
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