Acupuncture treatment involves insertion of needles into specific points in the body to stimulate the release of pain relieving substances such as endorphins, speed recovery, and improve athletic performance.
It is used in the management of postoperative pain, sports related injuries and trauma, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica and arthritis. Acupuncture is also commonly used to reduce acute or chronic pain in the lower back, neck, shoulder, hip, knee, hand and elbow. It can also used to reduce inflammation.
Acupuncture as a complimentary treatment has really grown over the years as doctors and patients are both making an effort to reduce the use of opioids and other pain killers. Depending on a patients disorder, acupuncture is used in conjunction with other conservative treatments methods suchs as massage therapy, physical therapy or injury rehabilitation.
A patient should see a physician before selecting acupuncture as a way to alleviate or reduce pain. The cause of pain or discomfort need to be accurately diagnosed and evaluated and your disorder or medical history may reveal that you are not a candidate for acupuncture.
Acupuncture is one of the many non-surgical methods of treatment the our Orthopaedic Pain Management specialist use at Brooklyn Premier Orthopedics. Contact us for more information about receiving acupuncture treatment and other conservative treatment methods to address your disorder.