Acupuncture For Neck Pain In Orlando
Living with persistent neck, shoulder and upper back pain is exhausting and can reduce the quality of life. Work, stress and daily living can affect it, but it’s hard to know what to do to make it go away. If you are suffering from neck pain or shoulder pain, then you will not be able to work effectively. It will hurt your working environment. Whether you’re living in the Orlando or Altamonte Springs Best Acupuncture Orlando provides you with the best acupuncture For Neck Pain In Orlando.
Neck pain and it’s associated problems of back and shoulder pain, headaches or dizziness is a very common condition seen in the clinic. Whether caused by stress, poor posture, injury, arthritis, general wear, and tear or some unknown cause, this can be a distressing complaint causing both pain and restriction of movement.
Acupuncture can be very useful when manipulation of the neck is undesirable and can provide safe, effective and gentle treatment of the neck, often reducing pain and increased mobility in just a few sessions.
Symptoms of Neck and Shoulder Pain
- Chronic pain of the neck and upper back
- Stiff shoulders
- Jaw tension
- Hard to turn the neck
- Tension and pain in the upper back
Neck and upper back and shoulder pain
The neck is the bridge between the head and the body and must be strong enough to support the weight of the head (which is about one-tenth of the entire body weight). It also needs to be flexible, as our eyes, ears, nose, and mouth require the head to make rapid and accurate movements. This flexibility results in some structural weakness of the lower neck, which results in pain, stiffness and degenerative changes.
The neck is also connected to the thoracic spine (the part of the spine connected to the ribs). The tension in the thoracic spine can impact on the neck and it’s important to release contraction in the muscles of upper back when treating neck pain.
Another common feature of neck and shoulder pain is mental stress. Stress in itself is not a bad thing; it can motivate and inspire us, but if we don’t get a chance to relax, stress can lead to permanently contracted muscles. Long-term neck pain can reflect a conflict between our thoughts and feeling – for instance, we might feel angry but feel unable to express it.
Can acupuncture help with neck and upper back pain?
We use a combination of gentle but effective acupressure massage and acupuncture to identify and treat painful areas on the neck and back. There are several acupuncture channels connecting the neck, upper back, and arms. We use specific trigger points along these channels that help to release muscle tension.
Acupuncture also has an effect to relieve mental stress, which is often a major contributing factor to shoulder pain.
If we think that your posture, lifestyle or work is having a negative effect on your neck pain, we will recommend some easy to follow exercises, stretches or relaxation techniques.
The Benefits of Acupuncture
Many medical treatments just treat your symptoms. Acupuncture treats the root cause of your complaint. This not only improves your complaint but also helps with other symptoms – you may find that you are sleeping better, niggling back pain has gone and you have a general sense of wellbeing. Get the best acupuncture for neck pain in Orlando, Florida.