Hip, Low Back, and Neck Pain
Total years in practice: 20
Chief complaint: Hip, Low Back, and Neck Pain
Complaints: Right hip and low back pain aggravated and persistent after hiking 4 weeks ago. The original injury was from being hit by a car a few years ago. She also had chronic neck tightness.
Acupuncture: Right-side yin horary points in Wood-Order of LR1, HT8, SP3, LU8, and KD10.
Treatment process: The patient had 10 acupuncture treatments at twice a week visit. The hip pain immediately reduced after the first visit. By the 4th treatment, she had reported the improvement of the hip by 3/4, low back by most, and neck by 2/3. By the 10th visit, all symptoms were very minor in intensity, frequency, and duration.
Discussion: Because acupuncture is very effective and reliable for the recovery of soft-flesh sprain and strain in tendon, ligament, and muscle, it will be a first choice. So the patients will have increased efficiency and quality of living.