Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of health problems, such as:
• Persistent lower back pain
• Chronic tension-type headaches and migraines
• Neck pain
• Joint pain
• Postoperative pain
• Depression and anxiety
Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.
If you’re searching for lasting and highly effective relief from pain, Dr. Melani Crocker at Back To Health Chiropractic in Lebanon, MO, offers chiropractic treatment plans that include acupuncture and more to help.
Acupuncture and Chiropractic Care
Acupuncture and chiropractic care are both very effective methods of naturally treating pain and various symptoms. Separately, they each provide many different benefits. When combined, those benefits are amplified. Learn more about how in this quick guide from Dr. Crocker and the team at Back To Health Chiropractic in Lebanon, MO.
Basics of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care is a method through which the body’s alignment is restored. When there is a misalignment present, it can cause a cascade of events. It puts pressure on the spinal discs, which can in turn tear and spill out onto the nerves. As the nerves are responsible for the various organs and systems in your body functioning properly, a compressed nerve can cause a whole host of issues.
Misalignment can also put unnecessary strain on the joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons from your neck to your feet. This can lead to everything from tension and headaches to an increased risk of sprains and strains. By restoring alignment, chiropractors relieve the pressure on these various spinal column components.
Basics of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a method through which small needles are inserted into specific areas of the body. These needles help to remove restrictions as well as stimulate the nerves, connective tissues, and muscles. It increases circulation to the area, which enhances healing and relieves headaches and various types of pain in the musculoskeletal system.
When there is an issue in the musculoskeletal system, it usually involves more than just the bones and joints. Above, we discussed how many different ways a misalignment can create havoc in the body, which involve both the hard and soft tissues. Comprehensive treatment and lasting relief require that both the hard and soft tissues be addressed.
Chiropractic care helps restore alignment, relieving the pressure that the misalignment has placed on the soft tissues. Acupuncture then helps address tension, relieving the pressure on the hard tissues that could then lead to another misalignment. Acupuncture also stimulates the nerves and speeds up recovery. Combining the techniques helps ensure that the full musculoskeletal system is treated.
Learn more about the benefits of including acupuncture in your chiropractic treatment plan by visiting Dr. Crocker at Back To Health Chiropractic in Lebanon, MO. Call (417) 532-2986 to schedule an appointment today.