How do we treat your pain?
Pain Relief with Results at Ridgefield Acupuncture:
- You and I will discuss the history behind your pain, how it started, what does the pain feel like and what treatments have your tried. If the pain is effecting other parts of your life, it’s important to discuss these problems as well.
- Analyzing your posture to review how it is playing into your pain scenario. Good posture aligns all your body parts (shoulder, ribcage, pelvis and legs) to work together efficiently. Slouching, slumping or making repetitive movements encourage bad posture (i.e.: sitting at a desk all day), weakening and/or shortening muscle groups to compensate for the imbalance.
- Manual muscle testing for overly active or weakened muscles. This method allows for evaluation of the muscle directly involved in the pain and to understand how other muscles are compensating for the problem muscle.
- Balancing muscle groups – The relationships between muscle groups are responsible for coordination of movements we rely on for everyday activities. From analyzing muscle groups, an understanding can be gain about your imbalances. Imbalances cause poor adaptive muscle signaling, inadequate muscle strength and compensation of other muscles – all resulting in pain. Muscle shortening in one group and lengthening in another, causes muscle weakness and lack of flexibility with decreased range of motion. If an imbalance between muscle groups is set in place, a simple improper movement, such as bending over to pick something up, can result in a sudden onset of pain.
- Targeting pain by breaking the brain, spine and muscle loop. With clear comprehension of your posture/muscle groups, the pain loop can be treated for lasting results.
The pain loop involves:
- Muscles – the muscle directly involved in the pain.
- Compensating muscles – muscle indirectly involved because of they are compensating or functioning poorly.
- The spine – the spinal level which is responsible for signaling to the muscle in pain.
- The brain – Once the brain receives signals from any portion of the loop, pain exists.
By treating signaling from all the pain loop – your brain will stop receiving pain signals, thus providing pain relief.
- Providing home exercises to continue correct posture to provide pain relief. A personalized exercise plan can be prescribed to correct posture imbalances and maintain pain relief between acupuncture treatments.
- Supplements and Chinese herbs can be an extra component to support your health.
Call (914) 572-5137 today or click here to schedule an appointment & learn more about how we can help you with your pain relief.