History:53 year old patient had been suffering from very painful muscle spasms and joint inflammation in his neck and shoulders for the past eleven years. After many appointments with an orthopedic surgeon, a physiatrist, a pain management expert, a massage therapist and a physical therapist, after X-rays, CT scans, bone scans, MRI’s, muscle relaxers, pain pills and anti-inflammatory drugs – he was finally encouraged by one physician to try acupuncture for relief.
He felt comfortable knowing that I am MD and have broad base understanding of the human body and its diseases. I did a thorough and complete medical history, making sure I was not overlooking any potential factors causing my pain.
After his first acupuncture treatment, he felt more relief than he had obtained from any other treatment or medication. After a series of acupuncture treatments to his neck and shoulders, he is now able to work out at the gym, play squash and run pain free for the first time in years. The chronic headaches and throbbing shoulder aches that had become a constant daily irritation are completely gone.
Patients’ Own Words:
I would recommend acupuncture treatments to anyone suffering chronic pain. You have nothing to lose but your aches!