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Acupuncture for Chronic Pain
Individuals who deal with ongoing pain often find that their condition affects every aspect of their lives. They may have difficulty performing their usual work tasks. They may no longer be able to engage in sports or workout programs. Their enjoyment of social activities may be diminished. Conventional methods of pain management may come with side effects that are difficult to tolerate. Acupuncture offers a drug-free method of managing discomfort that is both safe and effective. Vitality Health & Wellness Center can provide acupuncture treatments to help you get back to your normal life.
Some conditions that cause chronic pain are common, such as osteoarthritis, low back pain, headaches and nerve damage. Other conditions are related to specific diseases, such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, shingles, multiple sclerosis, compression fractures, and cancer. Chronic pain becomes a condition of its own that requires management, with symptoms such as sleep problems, increased stress, and depression that only makes pain worse. Because chronic pain can affect so many aspects of life, good pain management is critical to helping people live effectively when they have conditions that cause discomfort on an ongoing basis. Acupuncture can be used either alone, or with other methods, to reduce pain for these patients.
Acupuncture offers a number of benefits for individuals who are experiencing chronic pain. It can help to reduce the amount of pain medication they need to manage their discomfort, so they can continue their normal activities. It reduces the risk of addiction to some strong medications. It can help individuals with pain to sleep better at night and to experience less anxiety from their discomfort during the day. Acupuncture can also help to improve mood, so that individuals are better able to function, even with chronic pain conditions. Weekly acupuncture treatments are generally safe for most people and have been found to be effective for many chronic pain problems.
Dr. Arthur Rapkin and the team at Vitality Health & Wellness offer a customized care plan for patients in Elm Grove, Milwaukee, and nearby communities. We have experience in treating a variety of painful conditions and can help you to manage your condition, so you can engage in your normal work and recreational activities with greater comfort and effectiveness. Contact Vitality Health & Wellness Center today at 262-827-4000 for an appointment to learn more about the benefits of acupuncture for painful conditions.