Traditional acupuncture therapies
For patients suffering from chronic pain, alternative pain mitigation techniques like acupuncture, or dry-needling, are often a better option than traditional reliance on medication.
Acupuncture Treatment for Pain in New York City
Traditional acupuncture therapies have delivered proven benefits for thousands of years. We believe that no one should have to live with chronic pain. Fortunately, osteopathic treatment and techniques like acupuncture can provide a solution to long-term pain.
Acupuncture Treatment for Pain
For many years, doctors have relied on pharmaceutical solutions and surgeries to treat many chronic pain conditions. Unfortunately, the effects of that reliance are now well-documented, with medication addiction and opioid overuse now recognized as national problems. In many cases, patients need better options than simply medicating themselves to suppress symptoms.
Either on its own or in combination with osteopathic techniques, acupuncture treatment for pain can be a highly effective way to help chronic pain sufferers. In addition to his role as an experienced osteopathic practitioner, Dr. Leonid Tafler, DO can also provide patients with dry needling therapy in cases where back pain, headache and migraines, and other painful conditions can be managed without the use of medications.
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique that involves the insertion of needles into the skin at carefully selected locations on the body, known as trigger points. The needles are generally placed into areas where muscles and tissue have become knotted and overly tight and help to break dysfunctional muscle cycles that increase contraction and irritate nerves. Those muscle contractions and nerve irritations contribute to pain and discomfort. Dry-needling can help to reduce that pain.
How Can Acupuncture Help Me?
This treatment method is typically used in cases where patient pain is chronic, as well as in instances where pain is related to other medical conditions like osteoarthritis and repetitive strains. It is most effective in treating chronic pain and can help to reduce the need to rely on medications for pain mitigation. The therapy can be used to effectively treat conditions like:
- Headache pain, including tension headaches and migraines. Head pain is often tied to muscle tension in the neck, shoulders, and spine, all of which can be treated with this technique.
- Low back pain. Pain in the lower back is one of the most common conditions. Acupuncture can be an effective way to reduce muscle tension that may contribute to that pain.
- Cramps or Muscle spasms. Because dry-needling disrupts muscle dysfunction, it can be an effective option for reducing the pain and discomfort caused by muscle spasms or cramps.
Acupuncture can also be an option for treating a variety of other musculoskeletal conditions, improving the immune system, and expediting the body’s natural healing process.
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If you are experiencing pain or other symptoms in the back, legs, head, neck, shoulders, or extremities, acupuncture may be a viable option for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for an examination and diagnosis to confirm your condition. Dr. Tafler will work with you to identify the best course of osteopathic care to reduce your pain, resolve any range of motion issues, and help you reclaim your lost quality of life.