Acupuncture relieves the pain caused by musculoskeletal conditions that develop in any part of your body. Michael Rizkalla, MD, Mahmud Ibrahim, MD, and the team at Revive Spine and Pain Center offer comprehensive patient-centered care, including acupuncture, a complementary treatment that eases chronic pain and promotes healing for many conditions. Call the office in Marlton, Hamilton Township, or East Brunswick, New Jersey, or schedule an appointment online to learn if acupuncture can ease your pain.
Acupuncture eases pain and promotes healing by inserting specialized needles into strategic body areas called acupuncture points (acupoints). In traditional Chinese medicine, the acupoints align with the natural flow of energy between body systems. Inserting the needles supports healing by restoring energy blocked due to an illness, injury, or stress.
The needles also stimulate nerve activity, relax muscles, and activate your body to release essential biochemicals, such as neurotransmitters, endorphins, and hormones. These substances reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and help your body heal.
The experienced team at Revive Spine and Pain Center uses medical acupuncture to treat musculoskeletal pain, including joint and spine pain. They often use acupuncture as part of your treatment for:
The Revive Spine and Pain Center team also recommends acupuncture to improve overall health and wellness. Acupuncture works remarkably well for reducing stress and alleviating chronic pain.
Acupuncture also complements other treatments you may need for sports injuries. The stress of athletics affects multiple body areas, especially after an injury changes your balance and movement. Acupuncture helps by supporting healing throughout your body.
The first thing to know about acupuncture is that the needles differ from the hollow, hypodermic needles used to inject medications. Acupuncture needles are as thin as a strand of hair, solid yet flexible, and tapered at the end.
Their unique design allows the needles to gently glide through your skin. Most patients don’t feel the needle insertion, but you may feel slight pressure. Once the needle is in place, you may occasionally feel tingling, but you should never have discomfort or pain.
In some cases, your Revive Spine and Pain Center provider may send a mild, painless electrical current through the needles. This technique enhances the impact of your acupuncture treatment.
Though your session may last up to an hour, the needles are only in place for 10-15 minutes. You only need to relax while the needles are in place, then you can return to your usual daily activities after your provider removes them.
Call Revive Spine and Pain Center or book online today to learn how acupuncture can improve your pain and help you heal.