Neck and Shoulder Pain
Neck and shoulder pain are the most common conditions I treat. With long hours of work on computer keyboards and cell phones the norm now, we are seeing a huge amount of neck and should pain and stiffness. Neck and shoulder pain are most commonly caused by muscle tension, which can cause a pinched nerve, disk degeneration in the cervical spine, spinal misalignment or traumatic injury. I have developed very effective treatment strategies to release muscle tension, take pressure off the disk and reduce pain and inflammation. With a series of 5-10 sessions we are usually able to resolve most cases.
Rotator Cuff Injuries and Shoulder Pain
Rotator cuff injuries are most commonly a sports related injury from activities like kayaking, rock climbing, baseball and weight lifting. Acupuncture can help reduce the pain and speed up the healing especially in collaboration with physical therapy. If the cuff is torn badly, surgery may be required but acupuncture can also help with post surgical rehabilitation and pain management. Acupuncture boosts circulaton to the afflicted areas; increased circulation decreases inflammation and pain.