Our society often prescribes oral medications to alleviate pain — constantly not getting to the root cause. While oral medications undoubtedly have a purpose in helping with pain management, acupuncture is one of the best ways to treat pain. Whether you’re having sciatic nerve issues, lower back pain, or experiencing pain for other reasons — we’re an acupuncture clinic in Central Florida dedicated to spreading the message about the benefits of acupuncture for pain management.
Does Acupuncture Help With Sciatica?
One common question I get is “can acupuncture help with my sciatica?” the short answer is yes. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine practice still used thousands of years later because of its excellent benefits. While many doctors suggest treating sciatica with oral medication, acupuncture gets to the root of the problem. The tiny needles improve blood circulation, regulate the nervous system, and naturally release neurotransmitters (which work to reduce pain).
Studies show that acupuncture was significantly more effective at treating sciatica than conventional medications. After the first treatment 85% of patients have significant relief, and approximately 4-6 weeks of regular acupuncture treatment, you will notice that your pain from sciatica will feel like something from the past.
Can Acupuncture Help With Managing My Pain?
We understand that everyone’s body is different and requires different treatment methods. You may need chronic back pain relief, lower back pain relief, knee pain relief, or shoulder pain relief, and the good news is that acupuncture helps with all types of pain — making it one of the best pain management tools!
Acupuncture provides both short-term and long-term benefits. We can create a treatment plan targeting your pain, depending on your situation. You may need regular acupuncture treatments if you’re struggling with chronic pain.
Instead of the one-treatment-fits-all belief system you may have experienced, you’ll find that acupuncture is a specialized and individualized treatment that targets your pain directly. Acupuncture specialists will discuss your pain before placing the tiny needles in the necessary spots to relieve your pain.
Other Treatments in an Acupuncture Clinic
As we mentioned above, the most effective treatments are specialized and individualized. That’s why our acupuncture clinic in Central Florida offers other modalities besides acupuncture to treat pain — like soft tissue mobilization therapy, cupping, gua sha and electroacupuncture.
Soft tissue mobilization therapy is a hands-on approach (quite literally) that involves a specialist using their hands manually to benefit the body’s soft tissues. The body’s soft tissues include the skin, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia. Soft tissue therapy is lovely because it’s a comprehensive approach that uses the hands to help with trigger, soft tissue, and myofascial releases. Essentially, this therapy helps reduce tightness and imbalances in the body.
Unsurprisingly, electroacupuncture is a treatment that works as it sounds and is our favorite to use here at Nexus. It is a newer acupuncture type involving small electric currents passing between the needles. This treatment benefits those experiencing pain due to injuries because it stimulates bone growth, nerve regeneration, and ligament health.
If you’re unsure which type of treatment for pain management is best for you, please reach out to a representative in our Central Florida acupuncture clinic who will be happy to discuss how we can help alleviate your pain.