South Lake Wellness & Injury Center Offers Acupuncture For Pain Relief
Many disorders and injuries to the musculoskeletal system can result in discomfort or problems with normal function. Sports injuries, back strain, and aches and pains that come with aging may require ongoing pain management. However, relying on over-the-counter medicine or prescription pain relievers comes with a significant risk of side effects. Acupuncture is an alternative method of relieving discomfort, with no risk of unpleasant side effects. At South Lake Wellness & Injury Center in Clermont, FL, we offer acupuncture, along with traditional chiropractic methods, for effective, drug-free pain relief.
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient practice that uses very fine needles, which are inserted into specific areas of the body to block pain. The needles can clear blocked energy pathways in the human body that are associated with disease or discomfort. Acupuncture can be used alone for pain management, or it can be used along with chiropractic methods.
How Acupuncture Works
Research indicates that acupuncture works by blocking nerve pathways in the body to release natural pain-relieving chemicals that the body produces. A number of studies have found it is an effective method of pain management for a variety of health conditions, such as headaches, knee pain, low back pain, sciatica, sprains, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, and many more.
What to Expect During an Acupuncture Session
Your acupuncturist will determine in advance the appropriate positioning of the needles to provide the greatest relief for your discomfort. During an acupuncture session, you will be asked to lie down on an exam table comfortably. Your acupuncturist will then insert the sterilized needles into the predetermined points in the body. The procedure is generally painless, but you may feel a slight pinching sensation as the needles are inserted. They are left in place for a period of time, usually between 30 minutes to an hour. After the session, the needles are removed, and you can continue your normal activities, free of discomfort.
Give Acupuncture A Try Today!
Our chiropractors at South Lake Wellness & Injury Center combines their extensive training to provide the highest quality care for their patients in Clermont, FL, and surrounding communities. We treat a range of health problems, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder injuries, auto accident injuries, and other issues. Contact us today at 352-241-4111 for an appointment to learn how acupuncture can help you.