Acupuncture is one of the oldest pain management therapies in the world. To this day, physicians are utilizing acupuncture as a treatment option for chronic pain patients. Originally practiced in Chinese medicine, this healing practice stimulates points on the body that have endured an injury or trauma. Little, thin needles are inserted through the skin to regulate the flow of vital energy through pathways called meridians. This Western practice has made its mark on Eastern therapies, and physicians worldwide are offering acupuncture to their patients.
ONE Brain and Spine Center regularly recommends acupuncture to patients to alleviate low back pain. Dr. Burak Ozgur believes in working with other specialties to create the best treatment plan possible. Located in Irvine, our Center is surrounded by numerous medical offices that can be conveniently accessed through our recommendations. A recent study published in the New York Times found that acupuncture affectively eases migraines, arthritis, and other forms of chronic pain.
An estimated 3 million Americans use acupuncture each year. The findings from a 2012 study supported this timeless therapy and strongly validates why so many people believe it to show results. The National Institutes of Health compiled studies for researchers that showed acupuncture outperformed standard care and sham treatments for patients suffering with osteoarthritis, migraines, back, neck and shoulder pain. Along with improving these symptoms, acupuncture has been found to improve carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, menstrual cramps, and tennis elbow. The physicians at ONE Brain and Spine Center recognize the health benefits gained from this therapy and strongly urge their patients with chronic pain to consider this option.
Skeptics will have their questions. Do people experience true relief or are they a part of a placebo effect? A study conducted by Dr. Vickers and a team of researches found that after patients underwent acupuncture treatment about half of the patients reported improvements. This number was calculated by taking results from 29 acupuncture studies done around the world that were of high quality. That is, the patients gave detailed symptoms and provided statistical and methodological problems.
The National Health Interview Survey revealed that back pain was the most common condition people were seeking acupuncture. If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic back pain, call ONE today!
ONE Brain & Spine Center is the premier spine and brain center in Irvine, California, offering minimally invasive spine surgeries and minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (949) 383-4190.
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