Chronic pain is not merely the result of arthritic bones, a misaligned spine or herniated discs, or “inflammation”. Sometimes all of these components are involved, along with overstrained tendons, tight or weak muscles, sprained ligaments, and adhesions in the connective tissue. What these painful conditions seem to have in common are a decreased blood supply.
With acupuncture and Chinese medicine, patients can reduce or eliminate pain medications, and the need to return to Pain Management for more cortisone shots.
Chronic pain patients may be taking up to a half-a-dozen different medications for pain alone, including narcotics (tramadol, oxycodone, zohydro), anticonvulsants (Gabapentin), antipsychotics (aripiprazole), and a wide variety of antidepressants. Furthermore, medications such as statins often cause joint and tendon pain. None of these drugs can get to the heart of the real problem. A trained practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine knows how to get to the root cause of your pain condition.
Frank Caruso, L.Ac. has specialized in pain management acupuncture for many years. His services are recommended by general practitioners, pain management physicians, surgeons, and orthopedic specialists.
Second to arthritis, migraines and headaches is probably the most common reason patients seek medical care. Depending on the underlying cause and condition, acupuncture and Chinese medicine is the optimal choice over drugs and botox.
If you are suffering from chronic or acute migraines, headaches, which may or may not be combined with neck pain, and you have already tried standard medical care, try using acupuncture. It is a highly effective, side effect free, and low cost therapy.
Every day athletes include acupuncture to promote healing and enhance training levels.
Whether you are a professional athlete, a serious runner or golfer, or an over ambitious weekend-warrior, Frank has experience working with cases quite like your own. He has provided acupuncture therapy for hundreds of athletes including professional organizations like the Browns, the Cavaliers, and the Indians.
Frank’s services are often recommended by professional trainers, local physicians and orthopedic specialists.
Athletes should use acupuncture when: