Bighorn Mountain Chiropractic and Acupuncture Keeps the Pain Away
When we are in pain, we will try about any option we have to relieve that pain and get back to our normal daily activities. In many cases, traditional techniques such as acupuncture are the best option to relieve pain without medication. Dr. Corey Jones of Bighorn Mountain Chiropractic and Acupuncture, located in Sheridan, Indiana, uses acupuncture to treat many patients. Acupuncture is often used in tandem with chiropractic care. Together they relieve symptoms of neck and back pain and other issues causing the patient pain.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
According to Mayo Clinic, acupuncture involves inserting thin needles through the skin at strategic areas in the body. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese method of balancing the energy that flows through pathways in the body. Inserting needles along these pathways is believed to rebalance the flow leading to improved health.
Many acupuncturists today also use acupuncture to stimulate nerves, muscles, and tissues. It is used to stimulate the body’s ability to produce natural painkillers.
What Type of Pain Can Acupuncture Help Alleviate?
Acupuncture and chiropractic care are growing in popularity as many people are opting to treat their pain in natural ways. Today, acupuncture can help relieve a wide range of painful health issues, including:
- Discomfort, nausea, and vomiting caused by chemotherapy
- Dental pain
- Headaches, including tension headaches and migraines
- Labor pain
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Knee pain
- Post-operative pain
- Morning sickness
- Tennis elbow/tendonitis
Risks of Acupuncture
One of the best things about acupuncture is that there are very few risks. Sterile needles must be used, and there is very little risk when placed by a certified practitioner. The only time there may be issues are if:
- The patient has a bleeding disorder or taking blood thinners, they may experience bruising at the needle site.
- Those with a pacemaker should check with their cardiologist to ensure the needles will not interfere with the pacemaker.
- Pregnant women should be careful as sometimes acupuncture is used to stimulate labor, so they need to be sure they will not go into labor early.
Contact Us for Acupuncture in Sheridan
If you are experiencing neck, joint or back pain and require the assistance of an expert chiropractor, look no further than Dr. Corey Jones at Bighorn Mountain Chiropractic and Acupuncture. We have years of experience providing Sheridan residents with natural and effective wellness services including acupuncture. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (307) 655-5808.