Acupuncture for pain
Acupuncture for Back pain
Acupuncture can significantly help if you’re struggling from back pain. It is probably the most common condition we treat at the Doncaster clinic and Mansfield clinic. Back pain can affect anyone at any age and most people will suffer from it at some point in their lives. Most lower back pain is caused not by serious damage or disease, but by sprains, muscle strains, minor injuries, or a pinched or irritated nerve. It can also occur during pregnancy, or because of stress, viral infection or a kidney infection.
Acupuncture can help back pain and other conditions on this list by:
- providing pain relief – by stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, acupuncture leads to release of endorphins.
- reducing inflammation.
- improving muscle stiffness and joint mobility
- reducing the use of medication for back complaints
- improving the outcome when added to conventional treatments such as rehabilitation exercises.
Acupuncture for Sciatica
Sciatica is a syndrome that involves nerve root impingement or inflammation that has caused pressure on one or more of the lumbar nerves. This can be from a deterioration in the lumbar discs, disc bulge or slipped disc. Resulting in pain or numbness in or down the leg.
Again this is a common condition we see in the clinic, and it responds well to treatment. Even if you have the more severe form of spinal stenosis, Acupuncture can still help with mobility and reduce pain. We can also give you advice on management of the condition including exercises and lifestyle factors.
Acupuncture for Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a characterised by pain or tenderness over the lateral part of the elbow joint.
It mainly occurs from repetitive over use. Generally the muscles in the forearm become tense causing stress on the tendon where it attaches to the bone, Giving pain and discomfort over the elbow joint. Pain can also occur on the inner side of the elbow called Golfers elbow.
This is one of the more stubborn conditions we treat as it usually involves the elbow being rested to allow the tendon to recover. The Acupuncture is generally aimed at treated the tension in the forearm and around the joint to help speed up the healing.
Acupuncture for Frozen Shoulder
Frozen shoulder is very common and something we see everyday at the Doncaster and Mansfield clinic. It is very debilitating and can often last years without the proper treatment. Pain is usually generalised around the shoulder and can refer into the fingers or up to the neck. Often resulting in the shoulder becoming immobile.
After several years of struggling to treat this condition. We now treat the whole of the back of the shoulder all around to the front of the pectoral muscles. As there are such a lot of muscles that become tight and inflamed and mostly not around where you can be feeling the pain. The Acupuncture with some rehabilitation exercises can now drastically speed up the recovery from frozen shoulder.
Acupuncture for Knee pain
Knee pain whether through and injury, wear and tear or osteoarthritis is well treated through acupuncture. You can usually expect to see an immediate improvement in mobility and pain levels. Although osteoarthritis can not be reversed we can at least slow down the deterioration and improve your pain levels.
Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis involves damage to the articulation cartilage and other structures around a joint, with variable levels of inflammation. The most commonly affected joints are the knee, hip and the thumb.
It is a common condition especially as you get older. Mainly we see people with mild to moderate symptoms but many have significant pain and reduced mobility.
Despite osteoarthritis not being a curable condition we usually see great benefits in the treatment. We usually offer a short course of acupuncture to get the symptoms under control and give you some lifestyle advice and maybe some exercises to do. Then we will often see people for a top-up treatment as required.
Acupuncture for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition that causes pain, stiffness, progressive joint destruction and dis for its, and reduce physical function, quality of life and life expectancy.
The treatment we offer will depend on the degree of progression of the disease. The main aim of the treatment as with osteoarthritis is to control pain and inflammation, reduce joint damage, disability and loss of function, slow down the onset of the condition and improve quality of life. We can achieve this along side your medication if you are taking any.
Acupuncture for Headaches and Migraines
Headaches are a common site in the clinic. Usually they differ from migraine in the fact they are tension-type, characterised by pain that primary (not caused by something else) and of a moderate chronic nature. They can vary in intensity and last for seconds or days.
Migraines usually last for 4-72 hours and often cause moderate to severe pain. They appear unilateral in location and often aggravated by exercise, light, fatigue etc. You may also suffer auras, nausea and vomiting.
Acupuncture is tolerated well for headaches and migraines and it’s very common we see great results in only a few treatments. You should expect a reduction in the severity , frequency and duration of both headaches and Migraines, with minimal side effects.
Acupuncture for Neuralgia
Neuralgia or neuropathic pain results from damage to, or dysfunction of, the system that normally signals pain. The pain can often be described as burning, stabbing, stinging, shooting, aching or electric shock like.
Conditions we normally see in the Doncaster and Mansfield clinic are, trigeminal neuralgia, pain following chemotherapy. However mainly it results from injury or inflammatory conditions.