Gabriel Danilchik
Acupressure
Years of experience 0

Total years in practice: 0

Published Date
July 09, 2018
Study Type
Member Story
Patient Sex
Male
Patient Ethnicity
White
Patient Age
32
Conditions
Back Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain
Therapies
Acupuncture
Medical History

I had been suffering from lower back pain due to nature of my work doing manual labor. I tried doing a year or so of physical therapy for my lower back pain with little or no results (they even gave me a cortisone shot in the spine). To be fair I was doing a lot of manual labor at the time so perhaps never got the chance to heal.

Summary

I decided to give Acupuncture a try after few friends recommended. Treatment for my lumbar pain when it was really bad seemed to have a profound effect on it almost immediately, which in turn gave me a lot more motivation to do the core-strengthening exercises that protect an injured back.

Not only has acupuncture been helpful for my lower back but my frequent shoulder/rhomboid tweaks that can result in days of pain and immobility of my head and neck have subsided as well. I immediately had way more range of motion of my head and way less pain in my neck/shoulder. It was really incredible. Highly recommend!

(Side note: I'm also a big weenie when it comes to the needling; I think they sting when they go in. I wouldn't subject myself to that superficial pain if I weren't getting a huge payoff in the relief of more serious symptoms!)


 I think it is also noteworthy how much of an effect a few acupuncture sessions with Melissa Zappa of Flow Acupuncture have had.


EXPERT I'd like to thank: Flow Acupuncture, Melissa Zappa


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