Chronic pain affects over 1.5 BILLION people world wide with arthritis, nerve damage and cancer pain as leading causes.
1 in 5 adults in America suffer from chronic pain and it is one of the top reasons people seek medical care daily. Back pain is the #1 reason people call out of work. Neuropathy (nerve pain) is the #1 chronic pain complaint of cancer patients.
Chronic pain is defined as any pain lasting more than three months. It can be a constant pain, or one that comes and goes. And it can happen anywhere on the body. The impact is immense. According to the CDC chronic pain affects nearly every facet of daily life and has been linked to disability. dependence on medication, higher rates of anxiety and depression, as well as reduced rates of quality of life.
Where do people have chronic pain?
- Arthritis, or joint pain
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Cancer pain near tumor
- Headaches, including migraines
- Menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea)
- Testicular pain (orchialgia)
- Lasting pain in scar tissue
- Muscle pain all over (such as with Fibromyalgia)
- Neurogenic nerve pain from damaged nerves
What else is affected with chronic pain?
In addition to the physical, pain also affects brains. How does pain “hurt”. Our bodies send signals to the brain constantly. When it constantly sends the “pain” signal to the brain, the brain has to respond to protect the body. Unless this cycle is broken, it is a constant pain-spasm-swelling-pain pattern that happens. This also causes cognitive issues including an inability to focus, mental exhaustion, and brain fog.
How can we stop the pain-spasm cycle?
For chronic pain patients, acupuncture is often the last resort, yielding the best result.
Acupuncture is a time-tested, holistic medicine that has been used for thousands of years to decrease pain and restore function. It is also helpful in treating internal conditions such as digestive disorders, anxiety, infertility, hormone imbalances, allergies, insomnia, and so much more.
Moreover, acupuncture has been long recognized as an effective treatment for chronic pain. With several Cochran studies proving efficacy, acupuncture is well documented in pain relieving many conditions including back pain, neck pain, arthritis, headaches and shoulder pain. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Many people live with chronic conditions because they believe there is nothing more that can be done for them.
Our Western Medical community is only beginning to grasp the powerful medicine that is Acupuncture and understand the mechanisms behind it.
Whether it’s the severe throbbing and pulsing pain of a MIGRAINE, the painful burning sensation that accompanies SCIATICA, the unbearable swelling and stiffness of your joints from ARTHRITIS, or the chronic pain you’re experiencing as a result of a failed surgery, we are here to help!
LIVE PAIN FREE. LIVE LIFE
Our goal is to provide you with pain relieving treatments so you that you can get back to living life to it’s fullest
Dr. Julee Miller is the owner, and clinic director of Health Pointe Jacksonville located in Jacksonville, FL. Specializing in treating chronic, and seemingly hopeless cases by seamlessly blending time tested science of acupuncture with more innovative medical solutions in order to achieve measurable, long lasting results.
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While Acupuncture is one of our treatment offerings, in our clinic Dr. Miller will meet with you an evaluate your specific needs to determine if you are a good candidate for our services.
Then, if you are a good candidate for our clinic, she will formulate a treatment plan specifically for you. The majority of the time, her treatment plans draw from all of our services to give you the best comprehensive care and get you the results you desire in the most expeditious method.