Knee Pain Relief Is Here!

Are you among the 20% of Americans that report knee pain throughout the year? Knee pain incidence increases steadily with age. Furthermore, the severity of the pain increases with age and a greater percentage have pain associated with disability. Many people have a love-hate relationship with their joints. While healthy joints allow a person to enjoy many of life’s activities, painful joints can be extremely debilitating. So what should all these people do to treat their knee pain? The answer is simple, acupuncture. Acupuncture is an alternative treatment that has been successful in treating chronic pain, including joints. Acupuncture may help reduce short-term pain and improve physical functioning in the short- and long-term in people with knee osteoarthritis. More recent research shows that the pain relieving effects of acupuncture may even last for at least 12 months. 

Chronic pain in the body is the number one reason for people to try and use acupuncture. Acupuncture is an effective means of treatment for both acute and/or chronic pain. By inserting small thin needles in the body your body will naturally release serotonin and endorphins that will relieve the body of painful symptoms while the body starts to heal itself. It’s true, you can start feeling relief right away. Everybody is different so the results do vary from person to person. What has been found through different studies is that over an eight week period acupuncture relieved pain in patients by at least 4 points on a pain scale from 1-10 whereas other means of treatment reduced the pain by 2 points. Depending on the style of acupuncture and the frequency of treatments pain can be reduced very quickly. 

I have personally found in my clinic that I have been able to reduce a patient’s pain score by at least 3-4 points with the first visit and continue to see steady improvement in the weeks to follow. Again I want to state that everyone is different so their healing process and timing will be different. I normally find that after 6 weeks of treatment the majority of patients report an improvement of up to 70% in pain reduction. Acupuncture is here to fix the underlying issue that is causing the pain whereas other modalities just manage and mask the pain. Acupuncture will offer true relief of symptoms so that the body can heal in totality. 

People that haven’t experienced pain do not understand that it takes a lot of energy to hurt everyday. Pain can take away all of life’s simple pleasures, and put strains on the relationships in your life. I encourage you to call and set up a free consultation today 941-366-4786. You do not have to live your life in pain or miss out of the everyday joys life has to offer. Stop your pain today. Come in and see how acupuncture can help you.