Chiropractors often provide acupuncture, a form of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture provides patients with a variety of benefits including pain and tension relief. At Spine & Sport Chiropractic, we have been sharing the benefits of acupuncture with Tuscaloosa residents for many years. When you first visit our office, our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine how acupuncture will benefit you.
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a treatment option in which the practitioner applies small needles to specific parts of the body. The idea is that acupuncture treatments can stimulate parts of the body such as the muscles, nerves, and tissues. The goal is to reduce pain and inflammation. Acupuncture is particularly useful following a serious injury, surgical procedure, or chronic illness.
How Is Acupuncture Used?
Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of conditions including neck pain, back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, headaches, and more. If you have chronic pain, you may find that acupuncture is the best option for your ailments. Often, people turn to acupuncture after a serious injury. For example, you may have been involved in a car accident that left you with serious pain. Acupuncture will relieve the pain associated with your auto accident injuries while also improving your body’s natural ability to recover from them.
Many people ask if acupuncture is safe. The complications and side effects of acupuncture are extremely rare, meaning that you should not be left to deal with health issues caused by the practice. For this reason, many people choose to undergo acupuncture before surgery to see if they can get positive results before going under the knife.
What Happens During an Acupuncture Session?
Acupuncture treatment often begins with the practitioner asking you questions about your health and injuries. If you have areas you want the chiropractor to focus on, you can request at this time. The practitioner will focus their efforts on providing you with the most relief possible. You will then be asked to rest on a table. The acupuncture professional will insert the small needles in the appropriate areas. You should not feel any pain or discomfort during this time. You should not feel the needles at all. The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, and we recommend scheduling several sessions. However, you will still experience significant relief following your first session.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Tuscaloosa for Pain Relief
Call Spine & Sport Chiropractic today at (205) 345-8102 for more information on acupuncture or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.