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Acupuncture can treat back pain and arthritis

Acupuncture can treat back pain and arthritis

Acupuncture is a technique that works by inserting the needle that stimulates nerve endings present in the skin and underlying tissues, especially in the muscles, so it is very well used in orthopedics.

These stimuli follow the peripheral nerves to the central nervous system (medulla and brain), which releases several chemicals known as neurotransmitters that trigger important effects such as analgesic, anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant, as well as a modulating action on the emotions, the endocrine and immune systems and on various other organic functions.

Acupuncture is extremely beneficial in orthopedic problems:

  • Back pain
  • Cervicalgias
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle inflammation triggered by factors such as advanced age, repetitive work s, extreme physical exertion performed incorrectly

For patients suffering from musculoskeletal disorders, needle application works quickly and effectively, especially for chronic pain, that is, persistent for more than three months. How to use acupuncture for orthopedic problems?

After starting Acupuncture, the doctor will define the number of sessions and the time of treatment, as this may vary according to the type of illness, individual patient response, age and presence of other associated morbidities.

In general, it is advisable to start treatment with one or two sessions per week and to adjust this number according to the course of treatment. The improvement is often noticed immediately, that is, right after the session. As days go by, chronic pain tends to come back. But generally, from the tenth or tenth, second sessions we can see a significant improvement of the pain, reducing the consumption of pain medication and improving the patient's quality of life.

It should be noted that in combination with Acupuncture , the patient should develop healthy eating habits, exercise as much as possible, and maintain a balance between work and rest.

In addition, the practice of acupuncture can only be performed by professionals in medicine, veterinary medicine and medicine. of the dental surgeon, each in its field of action, also defined by law. The exercise of the technique, if performed by any other professional, is illegal and can cause serious harm to the patient's health.


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