The National Center for Biotechnology Information report on body pain reveals that 30% to 50% of adults suffer neck pain every year. About 50% to 85% of these adults do not experience complete resolution of symptoms. And for some, the symptoms further degenerate into chronic, impairing pain.
The pain accompanying neck injury can be terrible, causing many inconveniences and a lack of freedom, whether due to simple chores or the kind of neck injury a car accident can cause.
Many Americans with this problem claim that it hinders them from being efficient at work and during their everyday activities. Since your neck support’s your head’s weight and is flexible, it can be prone to certain conditions and injuries that limit motion and cause pain.
Painkillers and massages are great ways to lessen the pain experienced in the neck. However, that solution is only temporary. For a long-lasting solution, acupuncture is the way to go.
Acupuncture is a method of restoring a person’s health through a process that involves inserting thin needles into specific points in the body to different depths.
In ancient Chinese Medicine, acupuncture was used in a process called “chi” or “qi,” which involves boosting energy flow all around the body. This vital energy is considered to circulate through visible energy lines, otherwise referred to as meridians.
Traditional Chinese medicine denotes that most health issues result from hindrances in the flow of vital energy. Acupuncture thereby helps to improve energy and overall health by inserting needles in strategic body areas along meridian lines.
Research has shown that acupuncture can be administered to treat many health issues, including headaches, whooping cough, blood pressure issues, back pain, hip pain, and neck injury.
If you suffer neck injury, here are nine benefits of administering acupuncture as a treatment:
Administering acupuncture over neck injury or illness will help to strengthen your immune system to quicken your recovery.
Through regular treatments, your body will be able to combat pathogens and further prevent injury and illness. While strengthening the reserves of your immune system, it helps to avoid the need for reactive treatments from damage.
Acupuncture treatment can also lessen the cold feeling and the feeling of exhaustion that makes people feel miserable while at work.
Migraines are a common cause of neck injury, but a research report on Very Well Health showed that acupuncture helped lower the frequency of migraine symptoms by up to half in 41% of participants in the study. In fact, the studies revealed that acupuncture was helpful in preventive migraine medications.
Many migraine patients treated with acupuncture experienced reduced head discomfort and pain, which can also benefit people suffering from migraines due to neck injury.
Acupuncture needles can be inserted around the spot of injury in the tissue or muscle and the surrounding aspects to create a minor trauma in the skin that stimulates the release of pain-relieving chemicals such as opioids and endorphins. Endorphins are natural painkillers that can help relieve an awful neck experience.
These chemicals are released, and pain feedback channels from which the pain is generated to the brain are blocked to reduce the level of pain perceived by the brain.
People who suffer neck injuries can experience a terrible time at night. However, acupuncture can be beneficial if you cannot sleep well due to body pains.
Studies have shown that acupuncture can produce much better results in improving sleep, unlike medications and many western treatments. However, using it along with other remedies can be very helpful. A therapist would prescribe solutions based on how complex your situation is.
A neck injury a car accident causes or an injury from sports training sessions can be treated with regular acupuncture. It helps enhance how the muscle tissue rebuilds and energy restoration to the body.
The National Cancer Institute in the United States has revealed that acupuncture therapy used after chemotherapy can help develop healthy cell counts and immunity.
Acupuncture boosts homeostasis around the body, which helps in improving how the body functions and prevents injuries. It creates a cardiovascular and neurological balance and improves the nervous system’s circulation and regulation.
So, even if you have any injury, the treatment will help regulate microcirculation and nerve conduction in spots where there’s inflammation, for quick healing. In addition, repetitive stress injuries are not likely to happen when the muscles, tissues, and organs work efficiently to improve movement patterns and biomechanics.
When your nervous system is well regulated, it helps foster endurance and improves energy for work or sports activities.
Likewise, many patients have reported being in a relaxed meditative position while undergoing acupuncture treatment. This peaceful feeling helps them to perform better in the day.
Cosmetic acupuncture involves a process that helps combat aging and improves the skin on the face, head, and neck. Alternate names include “facial rejuvenation” or “acupuncture facelift.”
This process is often administered in place of surgical facelifts age-reversing procedures in the skin. And aside from helping to treat wrinkles, eliminate age spots, diminish fine lines, and lift droopy eyelids, it also helps to improve the after-effects of a neck injury.
Chronic pain occurs mainly at the lower back, knees, shoulder, or neck and often coexists with arthritis which is one of the conditions acupuncture can treat. Your body can experience chronic pain in different ways around the body, and proper treatments will ease the experience.
Heavy backpacks, poor sleep position, keyboards, cell phones, work, and sport-related activities are just a few factors that generate a kind of pain that messes up our day and gives us sleepless nights.
With acupuncture, you can ensure a proper treatment without surgery or medications that only guarantee temporary effect. It reduces swelling, pains, and inflammation without any harmful side effects.
Contact Dr. Barry Greenberg at the Acupuncture Center of Bradenton to get the relief you have been longing for.