What is the True Source of your Back Pain?

Many times a patient will come to my office with a diagnosis of Lumbar Disc disease. Commonly, they have been told they had a herniated disc. The patient is convinced this is the cause of their pain because they had an MRI sometime in the past which showed it. Pain management approaches, including epidural steroid injections, have often failed to provide any significant or lasting relief. The patient may then be referred for surgical evaluation, and come to me hoping I can offer something less invasive.

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New Back Pain Guidelines Endorse Acupuncture, Manipulation!

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons for clinic visits in the United States. It is associated with increased healthcare costs as well as lost wages and decreased work productivity.
Up to 30% of patients report persistent low back pain up to 1 year after experiencing an acute episode. One in five report substantial limitations in activity.

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Depression: Natural Treatments!

Recently I read that one out of ten Americans are taking antidepressants! I was shocked, and almost went into depression myself! It has been said that depression is the most expensive disease on earth, with loss of productivity from absenteeism and poor performance costing as much as medical treatment…an estimated cost of 85 billion dollars annually in the U.S.!

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What Can Be Treated With Acupuncture?

The National Institutes for Health and the World Health Organization recognize the validity of acupuncture, and endorse the use of acupuncture for a number of conditions. Acupuncture is often combined with Chinese herbal medicine to provide the greatest effect.
Muscular and skeletal conditions: Pain or restriction in any of the following areas: back, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot. Also, sports injuries and conditions such as fibromyalgia.
Headaches: Tension, migraines.

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