Nearly 23.5 (11.2%) adults experience chronic pain in the US, and almost 40 million (17.6%) experience severe pain. So is it not about time that we had more efficient options?
What is Chronic Pain
Chronic pain, by definition, is persistent/intermittent pain that lasts for three months or longer. It can interfere with everyday life functions, work, and life quality in general. Chronic pain affects more than 200,000 cases per year within the United States. While various treatments help manage the effect, there are no known cures given that causes are multiple.
The difficulty in pinpointing chronic pain cause is that it often mutates with complications. Mainstream causes are surgery, injury, obesity, cancer, inflammation or tendinitis, sinus dysfunction, arthritis, musculoskeletal, headache/migraines, psychosomatic dysfunctions, and more. Chronic pain hurts one’s whole being. It affects not only the nerves but emotions, self-sufficiency, and the whole being. A person impacted by such pain can not only cease to be self-sufficient, but experience an effect on the entire family, work, and community.
Treatment of Chronic Pain
Depending on the cause, Chronic pain management techniques can involve invasive surgery, chemical therapy, steroid injections, Radiofrequency ablation, physiotherapy, heat/cold treatment, prescribed activity/diet, massage, injections, Botox, and more.
According to the National Library of Medicine, severe pain prevalence has increased from 28 to 33% within the last decade. We need to keep in mind that it takes at least half a year to recover from chronic pain there is no immediate care or solution. Treatment effectiveness varies from person to person. Since our research on chronic pain is still minimal, why not consider holistic therapies?
How Can Acupuncture Help Chronic Pain?
According to Harvard Health Publishing, when traditional methods fail, “acupuncture is an option with a good track record.” While a single treatment will not perform a miracle, an acupuncture regimen supervised by the acupuncturist (as well as your doctor) can yield miraculous results. For example, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the effect of true acupuncture was 50% more effective than that of a placebo. While it takes time to see results, acupuncture in conjunction with your doctor’s recommendations, physiotherapy, and a holistic approach can yield promising results.
Schedule your consultation today with Fast Relief Acupuncture to find out how a comprehensive acupuncture regimen can improve blood circulation, raise endorphin levels, and, therefore, alleviate pain, anxiety, and depression.
My Name is John Kim
I have been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. When I first started my acupuncture career, my primary goal as a practitioner was to help people anguishing from living with pain everyday of their lives. I have seen on numerous occasions what chronic pain can do to a person physically but also seen how it can debilitate a person’s psyche as well.
Throughout the years, I have studied, developed and incorporated a very unique treatment protocol that has successfully treated and effectively reduced pain levels on chronic pain patients. I have combined traditional methods of acupuncture along with modern, research proven techniques to help reduce chronic pain symptoms in a safe, non- chemically addictive, and effective process.
If you have any of the following:
• Headache/ Migraine
• Arthritis/ Stenosis
• Nerve pain
• Neck/Back pain
• Fibromyalgia pain
Do not hesitate and contact me!
I am here to help you to feel your very best!