Posts tagged with ‘chronic pain’

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3 Injuries You Never Thought Acupuncture Could Treat

by Jessica Zerr
Shin Splints Common in Runners

You recently injured yourself and you’re wondering what the next step is in the treatment process. Acupuncture likely does not come to the top of your mind, but think again. It can help you on your road to recovery more than you may think. So what are some injuries you should treat with acupuncture?  1)    Shin Splints This comes up most often in long distance runners. The constant impact can cause pain either in front of the tibia (shin bone) or behind it. It can also occur in people who walk a lot on hard surfaces and perhaps don’t wear the right footwear resulting in excessive use of the foot […]

Lower Back Pain – Maybe It’s Your Sacroiliac Joint?

by Jessica Zerr
SI Joint Sacroiliac Joint

Low Back Pain is such a common complaint, but it is also a really broad term because there are so many different causes. So how do we determine the exact cause?  People may experience back pain for several different reasons such as tight muscles, decreased joint mobility, a herniated disc, an old injury and the list goes on. With the complexity of the lower back, let’s focus our attention on the sacroiliac (SI) joint. What is the Sacroiliac Joint? Those two dimples on your lower back, that’s your SI joint. It’s mostly responsible for providing us with stability, but the joint does have some mobility, which at times can be compromised. […]

Using Acupuncture To Treat Residual Pain After An Injury

by Jessica Zerr
static-stretching

I get this question time and time again – How does an acupuncture needle help get rid of my pain from an old injury? When patients ask this question they are not looking for the Traditional Chinese Medicine explanation, they are looking for some scientific proof.  A recent article written by Helene M. Langevin provides research-based evidence on how connective tissue is related to post-injury pain and how acupuncture can be used to treat the pain. Acupuncture can help relax the tension in the connective tissue. How does it do this? Read more: Using Acupuncture To Treat Residual Pain After An Injury Jessica Zerr is a Registered Acupuncturist at Qi Integrated Health