Acupuncture Chapel Hill, NC
Bone spurs result from chronic osteoarthritis at body joints. Common locations include the spine and the feet. Back pain and foot pain from bone spurs have serious health implications that benefit from acupuncture treatment. At our clinic, Dr. Oskardmay uses a combination of treatments to help reduce inflammation and pain naturally and help restore balance and better health on many levels.
When you contact Acupractic Natural Healing Center to schedule your first appointment, we have you complete intake forms describing problem areas. If you have bone spurs, foot, or back pain, be sure to include this information on the information sheet. Dr. Oskardmay starts every patient encounter with the examination; bone spurs, however chronic, deserve attention, so be sure to inform Dr. Lisa about these. Many people assume that because they’ve had bone spurs for a long time that nothing can be done for them. However, Acupuncture and massage can help reduce inflammation naturally and restore posture and mobility from the feet up.
Osteoarthritis refers to the degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone. The result of chronic inflammation, this painful condition typically starts in middle age and can progressively worsen if untreated. Treatment can include anti-inflammatories, moderate exercise, weight loss, and other stress-reduction measures. Dr. Oskardmay can help you determine which treatment methods are best suited for you. Over time, the bony erosion that accompanies long term joint inflammation causes the bony outgrowths we call bone spurs. We can generally see bone spurs with x-ray or other imaging techniques; palpation and patient history suggest their presence.
Bone spurs can deform joints and irritate nearby structures such as nerves, ligaments, and other attachments. Joint deformity changes the appearance of the body and results in flexibility. Resulting ligament and cartilage destruction destabilize regions affected, affecting balance and strength. Early detection of the accompanying issues is helpful, and Dr. Lisa can help you work on these concerns using health coaching, exercise, and nutrition. Additionally, she can use Acupuncture to direct healing energy to body areas and reduce stress and inflammation naturally.
While treatment at Acupractic will not eliminate bone spurs, using Acupuncture and other techniques, Dr. Lisa can work to reduce their impact on body posture and functioning. Acupuncture treatment can help reduce pain naturally, which can help reduce dependence on pain medications and other drugs, many of which have negative side-effects such as sensory distortion, which increase the risk of falling and reduce overall body awareness.
The goal of acupuncture treatment is to improve the flow of energy in the body and mind. Ask Dr. Oskardmay about how Acupuncture can help you or a loved one reduce the pain and instability caused by bone spurs, or how treatment can help reduce inflammation and body stress.