Does Insurance Cover Acupuncture?

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As the popularity of acupuncture treatment for many conditions grows, more insurance plans offer acupuncture benefits. This is terrific news for patients who need care for conditions such as headaches, back and neck pain, shoulder aches, carpel tunnel, infertility, insomnia, and many other disorders acupuncture helps. Nonetheless, insurance coverage for acupuncture must be more consistent between plans, and coverage guidelines may be hard to understand. At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, we know this and strive to help each patient with insurance questions related to our acupuncture and chiropractic.

Patients may need to go into their insurance plan’s online search database to determine if acupuncture is a covered benefit. Four principal codes are available for acupuncture benefits, as indicated by the following ICD (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) codes. 97810 means the first 15″ of acupuncture treatment, 97811 is the second 15″, 97813 indicates the first 15″ of electro-acupuncture treatment, and 97814 is the dual 15″. One can use these codes to determine if one’s plan covers acupuncture services.

An insurance carrier may list acupuncture treatment as a covered service under a particular plan. However, when one searches for an acupuncture provider, they often do not find any listed providers. An insurance plan may cover acupuncture treatment provided by licensed acupuncturists, but they do not contract with any licensed acupuncturists. Instead, they cover acupuncture services when provided by certain providers- Participating medical doctors or doctors of chiropractic, for example, certified to practice acupuncture and participating with that particular insurance plan.

Alternatively, some insurance plans cover acupuncture services for licensed acupuncturists (LAc.). In this scenario, one should be able to find a list of LAc. Participating providers when searching for their plan for LAc. Or acupuncturists.

Acupuncture is a recognized therapy for a wide variety of health conditions, ranging from pain to infertility, insomnia to stress. However, few insurance plans pay for all treatments for all diseases. Be sure to ask about this and any other coverage limitations.

Call our office today at (919) 929-1400 to learn more about how acupuncture can help you and about insurance coverage. At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, an acupuncture and chiropractic healing center for the Triangle since 1995, we love to help people get well and stay well naturally. Our helpful front desk staff will assist you and verify your insurance benefits before care so that you know what to expect. Visit us online anytime to learn more about how natural medical care improves health and well-being, reduces aches and pain, and schedule an appointment.

The Lung and its Role in Health

The ribcage protects the two lungs in our chest. The lungs are responsible for three main things: they deliver oxygen to the body’s cells, remove waste gases, including carbon dioxide, from the body upon exhalation, and protect the airways from irritants and harmful substances. Known as ‘the delicate organ’ in Chinese medicine, the lungs can regenerate lost or damaged cells and can do so relatively quickly after injury and some lung diseases. Our lungs are vital organs. We breathe in and out about 22,000 times daily, and many factors affect their function.

Nerve innervation to the lungs comes from both branches of the autonomic system- sympathetic and parasympathetic, and from the phrenic nerve, a bilateral mixed nerve carrying both motor and sensory fibers. Sympathetic nerve supply from the interior to T2 to T6 segments increases breathing rate, whereas parasympathetic fibers traveling with the vagus nerve (cranial nerve 10) slow breath rate. The phrenic nerve arises in the cervical spine. It descends the thorax to innervate the diaphragm, a dome-shaped muscular partition between the thorax and abdomen that contracts to increase thorax volume to inflate the lungs; the diaphragm relaxes upon exhalation.

Other factors influencing our breath include shoulder, back, and neck motion. Whereas a pinched nerve will not directly affect the lungs, the movement of the lungs and chest cavity as one inhales and exhales can increase nerve compression and pain. Body posture influences the ribcage’s ability to expand on inhalation and the movement of the diaphragm and even the collarbone to bring air into the lungs.

At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, the acupuncture and chiropractic offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay in Chapel Hill, she understands the crucial role the lungs play in overall health. She recognizes the importance of various body parts that influence lung function. Through careful history, examination of the spine and extremities, review of posture, and palpation of connected areas, Dr. Oskardmay strives to help patients whose breath and breathing patterns affect their lives. Using gentle mobilization procedures to affected areas of the spine and extremities, she helps restore alignment and pain-free movement.

In Chinese medicine, the fall season relates to the lungs as the metal yin organ. The metal yin organ corresponds with letting go of unneeded things, detoxification, and the natural decline of the autumn season as we prepare for winter. For some, this decline and letting go brings grief, and for others, clarity.

Breathing intentionally and slowly is a way to release troublesome thoughts. The next time you experience stress, take a moment to inhale and appreciate how your lungs help you.

Call us at (919) 929-1400, email or visit our website today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how natural healing can help to improve your health and well-being. Trusted by the Triangle since 1995, the acupuncture and chiropractic offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay in Chapel Hill are here for you.

Questions People Ask About Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is a popular complementary and alternative medical treatment in this country and worldwide. Nonetheless, many people have questions regarding this type of healthcare. Frequent questions include: Is Acupuncture real? Is it safe? Is Acupuncture covered by Medicare or other forms of insurance? Is it effective? Is it a scam or pseudoscience? Is acupuncture treatment safe during pregnancy? Is it good for low back pain? Do acupuncturists treat sports injuries? Does Acupuncture help fertility? What are the benefits of acupuncture treatment? Is there an acupuncturist near me that takes insurance? Read more about questions people ask about acupuncture.

In this blog post, I will tackle the first question- Is Acupuncture real? For answers to other questions people ask about acupuncture, visit our webpage:, or call the office of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay LAc, DC, at (919) 929-1400, or come in for a consultation. Located in Chapel Hill in Eastowne Hills and serving the Triangle region since 1995 with quality acupuncture and chiropractic, we look forward to helping you.

Is Acupuncture Real?

Acupuncture is real. According to a branch of the NIH called the National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health, for more than 2,500 years, acupuncture practitioners have used fine needles to treat many health conditions. Initially a branch of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture has gained worldwide support since 1970; Acupuncture is used in 80% of the world’s countries. Acupuncturists may manipulate acupuncture needles manually or with a small electric current (electroacupuncture).

Imaging studies on the brains of humans and animals show that Acupuncture may affect nervous system function. Other studies show Acupuncture’s effects on connective tissue such as ligaments, tendons, and muscles. At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, Dr. Lisa Oskardmay uses Acupuncture as part of a holistic treatment regimen to effect needed changes in the body and mind.

Many studies show that ‘real’ acupuncture treatment is more effective than no treatment and more effective than ‘sham’ or fake medicine. Many patients with back and neck pain, knee pain from osteoarthritis, or post-operative pain know that Acupuncture helps them. Additionally, Acupuncture can help reduce joint pain from cancer therapy, such as breast cancer aromatase inhibitor treatment. Analysis of data from more than 6,000 participants who had painful conditions such as back pain, headaches, or osteoarthritis show that the benefits of acupuncture treatment continued for more than a year or more after treatment. Other research described by the NCCIH shows the use of Acupuncture for non-pain conditions such as allergies, stress incontinence, nausea and vomiting from cancer treatment, and asthma.

At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, our patients enjoy the full benefit of Acupuncture, spinal and joint mobilization chiropractic, and soft tissue massage. Acupuncture provides natural relief for many people worldwide, and in our office, we are proud to offer treatments that help people get well naturally. Open Monday to Friday, we accept new patients and look forward to helping you get the answers and healthcare you need. Call us today at (919) 929-1400, email us at or schedule online at


Questions People Frequently Ask About Chiropractic

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People have many important questions related to chiropractic care. Some of those questions about chiropractic include: why do medical doctors disagree with chiropractors? Is there such a thing as going to the chiropractor too much? How healthy is chiropractic? Is chiropractic spiritual? Are chiropractors doctors?

Why do medical doctors disagree with chiropractors?

I will tackle the first question about chiropractic in this blog; stay tuned for upcoming blog posts for answers to some of the other questions. Why do medical doctors disagree with chiropractors? The question assumes that medical doctors DO disagree with chiropractors, an assumption that is not necessarily accurate these days. A primary adage of all healing practitioners- medical and alternative, is DO NO HARM. Most medical doctors recognize that chiropractors have an incredible safety record. Compared to the medical profession, chiropractic services are incredibly safe and have superior clinical effectiveness for many conditions. It is not uncommon for medical doctors to refer to chiropractors and other alternative healing practitioners for conditions such as back pain, headaches, stress-related symptoms, neck pain, and others when they recognize that what they have to offer- medications and surgery, aren’t helping and can have problematic side-effects.

Nonetheless, some medical doctors disagree with chiropractors because medical doctors do not know what chiropractors do nor understand the science behind chiropractic care. Chiropractors emphasize hands-on palpation and a holistic understanding of patients’ problems. While chiropractors use medical imaging – x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, for example, and can order lab tests and interpret them, chiropractors depend on hands-on diagnostic methods, patient inspection, and patient input to get to the root of the problem. Patients like this healthcare method, but medical doctors are less familiar, so they sometimes express suspicions regarding it.

Regarding the science behind chiropractic care, ample evidence shows the connection between various muscles, bones, and internal organs with the spine and nervous system. Most everyone understands the concept of a ‘pinched nerve’ as it relates to pain. Medical doctors use different methods- drugs to fight pain and relax muscles, for instance, when a patient presents with back or neck pain, headaches, shoulder aches, or wrist pain. But when the problem is a pinched nerve stemming from spinal misalignment, which is common, the chiropractic adjustment works better and faster with fewer adverse side effects.

It is fair to say that medical doctors disagree with chiropractors who say they can cure every disease using spinal adjustment techniques. Just like every ache and pain will not resolve using pain medications or surgery, other conditions- heart blockages or flu, for instance, are better managed with drugs and surgery. Patients can choose care providers to help them get and feel better. Nowadays, insurance companies cover medical and alternative medical procedures and treatments for many conditions. Patients do better when their providers are willing to help them find the best care.

There is a place for both medical care and chiropractic alternative medical care. Both medical physicians and doctors of chiropractic want patients to get well quickly and stay well safely. At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, the chiropractic and acupuncture offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay, we invite our medical colleagues to learn more about alternative and complementary healthcare, and we appreciate referrals. Call today at 919-929-1400, visit us online at anytime, or email to schedule an appointment.

Acupuncture Practitioners and Acupuncturists in the U.S.

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Acupuncture is an ancient healing regimen in some countries, only relatively recently discovered by us Westerners. The practice of this ancient medicine has changed over time – laws surrounding its course have changed, and the procedure itself has evolved. Patients and consumers benefit from knowing how acupuncture can help them, and guidelines surrounding the practice help to safeguard everyone. At the acupuncture and chiropractic offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay, we enjoy helping patients understand how acupuncture can benefit them. As a fully licensed North Carolina acupuncturist, Dr. Oskardmay can safely and effectively provide acupuncture services independently or in addition to chiropractic care for patients desiring both.

According to the NCBI, acupuncture started in China about 5000 years ago. The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, dating back to 100 BCE, describes acupuncture as an organized system of diagnosis and treatment relying on knowledge of qi flow along channels of energy flow in the body. Over time, the discovery of acupuncture points along channels helped to standardize treatments and regimens. Modern-day acupuncturists continue to use acupuncture channels and point to this day because the acupuncture system is logical and works.

Nonetheless, the practice of needle therapy in China was always limited; with warnings that it was dangerous, hardly any of China’s 400 Emperors received the treatment, and, in 1822, the Imperial Medical Academy abolished acupuncture and moxibustion. In 1954, the development of ‘Traditional’ Acupuncture brought a new, very different form of acupuncture to China.

While still reliant on the fundamental concepts of yin and yang energy flow in the body, modern-day TCM practitioners utilize health issues, anxiety, stress, digestive disturbances, and more. Acupuncturists use palpation and other diagnostic criteria before inserting tiny sterile needles to low to moderate depths to stimulate energy or Qi flow and get effective results more safely today. Japanese acupuncture emphasizes even more gentle needle stimulation, shorter depth of penetration, and smaller needles than Chinese acupuncture. Highly trained acupuncturists like Dr. Lisa Oskardmay can use tiny, fine needles inserted to small depths to get desired results without the risk of nerve or muscle damage.

The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as beneficial for treating pain, headaches, stress, digestive disturbances, anxiety, PMS, insomnia, and more. Acupuncture treatment can be relaxing and meditative. When used with chiropractic care at our office, acupuncture following manual or activator adjusting joints and muscles is extremely helpful.

For safe and effective alternative medicine healthcare emphasizing acupuncture, call us today. 919 929-1400, visit us online at any time to learn more, or email us at

Helping to heal the Triangle naturally since 1995, the acupuncture and chiropractic offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay DC, LAc., a fully licensed North Carolina acupuncturist, are here for you.


Understand Pain and Tenderness to Improve Patient Experience

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Doctors of Chiropractic and Medicine use tenderness and pain to diagnose health conditions. Tenderness refers to sensations elicited by touch or movement, whereas pain reflects other irritating feelings. Tenderness is an objective finding and something the practitioner finds upon moving or touching body areas. In contrast, pain is a subjective experience of the patient, not necessarily elicited by the doctor moving or touching body areas. At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, the chiropractic and acupuncture offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay in Chapel Hill, we strive to help people identify and reduce pain and tenderness naturally while regaining a full range of motion, strength, and ability.

Many people try to avoid pain and things that cause pain. Patients avoid specific movements or positions that irritate them. Patients may reduce participation in activities that provoke aches. They may even take pain pills, apply pain-relieving ointments and take other steps to mitigate distressing feelings. Over time, these body-mind accommodations impact the quality of life, strength, and flexibility and even affect the ability to heal. Part of the healing journey is discovering where pain exists in the mind and body and then taking helpful steps to reduce or alleviate symptoms while regaining lost range of motion, flexibility, and strength.

Patients come into our natural healing center with health concerns such as pain, stress, insomnia, and other symptoms. During the examination, Dr. Oskardmay palpates and moves the patient’s back and extremities to determine areas of imbalance, pain, and flexibility. Frequently patients report areas of tenderness or pain in regions they didn’t know about before examination. In part, these unknown areas of tenderness exist because people avoid moving or using painful body regions. These areas, combined with areas of concern they know about, become part of the treatment plan as Dr. Oskardmay works to rebuild balance, strength, and pain-free flexibility.

For instance, patients may be unaware of tightness in the mid-low back around the twelfth thoracic vertebra. Chiropractic adjustments to restore pain-free vertebral and rib motion at that level can help improve digestion and diaphragm movement. Alternatively, tenderness in the clavicle region of the shoulders can influence breathing and head position. After an adjustment or even acupuncture treatment in this critical region, patients report better respiration and can stand up straighter. Sometimes people are unaware of tightness in their calf muscles. Massage and mobilization of a patient’s calf muscles impact their ability to walk and balance and restore blood flow from the lower extremity to the heart.

While we don’t usually think of it this way, pain is a gift that keeps us from harming ourselves. Tenderness is pain that is hidden from us. To experience the fullness of life, embrace limitations and move beyond them, and consider natural care that discovers, educates, and heals. Call the chiropractic and acupuncture offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay today at 919-929-1400, or visit us online 24 hours a day to learn more about the benefits of complemental alternative medicine in the Triangle at Acupractic Natural Healing Center, servicing the Triangle since 1995.


My Favorite Businesses in Durham/Chapel Hill

The Research Triangle Park area of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill hosts a wide array of wonderful healing arts practitioners, great places to eat, clubs and classes to exercise, and areas to relax and enjoy music and the arts. Here at Acupractic Natural Healing Center and Acupuncture at Eastowne, LLC in Chapel Hill, we have some favorites to share with you. Whether you are new to the area or have lived here a long time like us, we hope you appreciate these suggestions. Feel free to contact the offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay, Doctor of Chiropractic and Licensed Acupuncturist any time with questions, or suggestions, or to schedule an appointment.

Kipos Greek Tavern at Eastgate Crossing in Chapel Hill is a favorite gathering place with outdoor shaded garden seating, attentive waitstaff, and delicious Greek food. Check with the host to find out when live music is available. Nestled in the corner at Eastgate Crossing, this little gem has it all.

Atop the Durham Hotel in downtown Durham, the rooftop bar and snack bar provides a splendid view of downtown Durham. The food is tasty, and beverages range from home-made martinis to local craft beers and others. We like the open-air atmosphere and friendly staff.

A business called STRETCH ZONE helps people find relief from tired, tight muscles. Located in Meadowmont Shopping Center in Chapel Hill, this small company’s goal is to: ‘use patented equipment to position and stabilize muscles, allowing the best stretch’.

At Weaver Street Market in Southern Village and Hillsborough one can find many varieties of nutritional supplements, organic and other tasty food, local produce, breads, and beverages. This locally owned food coop is a wonderful place to shop and eat.

110Yoga in Durham near Southpoint Mall offers hot yoga classes for those looking for a hot yoga experience. You can access their daily hot yoga selection either by calling them directly (or just showing up), or through the online app CLASSPASS. They provide yoga mats and cooling lavender towels at the end of each class.

The YMCA, with its many branches in nearby Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill hosts a variety of exercise workouts, both on-site and virtual, as well as indoor and outdoor swimming. The YMCA is a beautiful place for kids and adults of all ages.

Sharp Nine Gallery (Durham Jazz Workshop) is the hub for jazz in the Triangle. Located in South Durham, this small, but growing club in its 10th year, offers jazz classes to youth and adults, as well as evening events inclined to inspire. Check it out!

For anyone looking to hear or join a local chorus, Voices Chapel Hill is a great option. Singing elevates the mind and soul, provides excellent community, and harmonizes the spirit. Practicing every Tuesday night in Chapel Hill, this melodic group has performances each summer, fall, and spring for sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses.

At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, the chiropractic and acupuncture offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay since 1995, we strive to provide high-quality alternative medical care. Whether you have headaches, back pain, or stress. Call us today 919-929-1400 to schedule an appointment or visit us online 24 hours a day to learn more and request an appointment time. Participating with most major insurance plans, we look forward to serving your healthcare needs.


How Often Should I Visit My Acupuncturist?

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Acupuncture treatment helps people in many ways- from stress reduction to managing aches and pains. Many people find that regular acupuncture care relieves menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and cramping, whereas others find it helps their insomnia. Natural acupuncture care from a qualified, licensed acupuncturist soothes numerous ailments. Numerous people in the Triangle include an acupuncturist in their healthcare team.

The question of how often to visit an acupuncturist is a personal one. At the acupuncture clinic of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay, LAc. in Chapel Hill, she finds that patients benefit from seeing the holistic healthcare center at least once every couple of months but then more frequently when problems arise; for instance, one person may want to schedule an appointment on a bi-monthly basis for regular check-ups and care, but then call if they suffer an injury or illness that makes them feel uncomfortable. Others choose to schedule once a month for routine maintenance or even more frequently because they find that care helps them reduce the need for other interventions, such as pain medications. The decision of how often to come in for care is personal.

Nonetheless, following an initial visit to our office, we recommend a treatment plan for patients. A treatment plan helps patients align their healthcare goals with accurate, helpful options. For example, a patient who has had headaches for several years will likely find it beneficial to receive acupuncture care two to three times a week for several weeks, then increase spacing between visits to once a week as progress occurs. Similarly, someone who has just suffered a motor vehicle accident benefits from more routine care in the first month or even two as the body heals. Dr. Oskardmay teaches patients how to use their innate relaxation response to further their healing between visits. It takes the body and mind to heal, to get better, and someone cannot rush their recovery.

Alternately, sometimes people do not have big healthcare problems and want to come in for care on an as-needed basis. Many choose to schedule a follow-up appointment weeks or months in the future. Acupuncture, massage, exercises and nutrition counseling, and chiropractic provided by Dr.Oskardmay at our Acupuncture at Eastowne Clinic are available to anyone who wishes to experience natural healing in a safe, comfortable environment.

If you or a loved one is interested in natural medicine, call us today at (919) 929-1400 or visit our website 24 hours a day to learn how ancient therapy can rejuvenate you.

How Often Should I Visit a Chiropractor?

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Regular chiropractic care benefits patients in many ways. Your spine carries the vital spinal cord from yourhow often should I visit a chiropractor brain, emanating nerves to every part of the body. Disruptions in the flow of nerve information impact your balance and strength, as well as your pain level and ability to function in the environment. Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) are the best-qualified healthcare professionals to evaluate the spine and related areas; Americans receive more than one million chiropractic adjustments every day, and more than thirty-five million of us are treated by a chiropractor annually. Read more to learn about the question “How often should I visit a chiropractor?”.

The question of how often to visit a Doctor of Chiropractic is vital to ask yourself, and the answer depends on various factors.

Most everyone could benefit from an initial visit to a chiropractor. Regular spinal checkups help to ensure a sound functioning nervous system from the spine out, as well as help to improve posture and muscle balance from head to toe. Chiropractors often palpate or feel vertebral segments (spinal bones along the neck and back) to determine where irritation may reside before the patient knows the problem. In this manner, like when you visit your dentist or medical doctor, problems can be averted before they become more significant.

For instance, the nerves in the neck travel to the shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, and hands, supplying nerve input to these regions. A subluxation (misalignment) in the cervical spine will affect nerve flow to the upper extremity, affecting one’s ability to write, type on a computer and carry items with the hands and shoulders. Left untreated, spinal vertebrae misalignment can turn into thoracic outlet syndrome, brachial plexus impingement, worsened carpel tunnel syndrome, and other disabling manifestations. Your chiropractor will help to avert this and many conditions with periodic regular checkups and care.

When starting a new treatment plan, having several weekly adjustments is typical. As healing occurs, that number will decrease to once a month. Many people prefer to come in for chiropractic care once or twice a month to maintain a pain-free and active lifestyle. Alternately, others come in ‘as needed’ but schedule a ‘checkup’ less frequently, once or twice a year.

Chiropractors assess your backbone, which protects the spine, provides attachment to crucial muscles and ligaments, and helps you stand upright and move quickly. Contact the chiropractic and acupuncture offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay in Chapel Hill to see how natural medicine can help you function and feel better. Serving the Triangle area since 1995 with quality alternative medicine practices, we are here for you and look forward to assisting you with your healthcare needs. We participate with most major insurance plans and strive to take the stress out of everyday life with beneficial healing practices you can understand. Call (919) 929-1400 today to learn more or visit us online 24 hours a day at

Chiropractic Help for Vertigo

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Vertigo is a sensation of loss of balance, rotational whirling associated with looking down from a high point or caused by a disease affecting the inner ear or vestibular nerve. Also known as giddiness, vertigo affects thousands of people every day. Chiropractic care can help people with vertigo get back to feeling less dizzy and less out of control. By using hands-on methods known as spinal adjustments and massage, Dr. Lisa Oskardmay assists those experiencing this often-times debilitating condition without using drugs or surgery. Read more to learn about chiropractic help for vertigo.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Vertigo

The neck, or cervical spine, surrounds the cervical nerves, many of which play vital roles in balance and coordination. Additionally, muscles in the neck connecting to the head, shoulders, and upper back also support equilibrium. Through spinal palpation to identify areas of subluxation, or spinal segment dislocation, your doctor of chiropractic can determine regions of postural irritation in the neck and surrounding areas. Gentle and effective chiropractic care benefits the spinal bone alignment, nervous system, and surrounding muscles and ligaments. Many people start to see results in a few visits. However, your treatment plan may include care over weeks to months depending on the cause of vertigo, chronicity, and how well each patient can make lifestyle changes.

If you have a history of neck injury, such as sports trauma or motor vehicle accident, this may predispose you to spinal neck vertebrae inflammation and distortion; be sure to tell Dr. Oskardmay about any accidents as sometimes she will need to order an x-ray to determine the extent of joint irritation before beginning care. Additionally, be prepared to discuss medications you take and other life aspects such as sleep, stress, nutrition, and exercise, as these may significantly impact your symptoms.

Alternatively, if you see a medical doctor for dizziness and vertigo, they may prescribe drugs such as antihistamines and anticholinergics for relief. Many of these drugs cause drowsiness. They may also prescribe anti-anxiety medications such as Diazepam (Valium) and alprazolam (Xanax), which cause drowsiness and are addictive. Other medical treatments may include injections of antibiotic gentamicin to disable balance in the affected ear or even removal of the inner ear sense organ called a labyrinthectomy.

Please help us help you by thoughtfully completing all intake forms in advance and keeping scheduled appointments once we accept you as a patient. Chiropractic and acupuncture treatments can help lessen symptoms of vertigo, potentially helping patients avoid more invasive procedures. If you or a loved one experiences vertigo, dizziness, or other symptoms contact us today for chiropractic help for vertigo.

At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, your body is very good at healing itself, given the right conditions, and our goal is to help you get back to good health naturally. Serving the Triangle since 1995 with chiropractic and acupuncture care, Dr. Lisa Oskardmay is a licensed acupuncturist and chiropractic physician who has helped many people recover. Call (919) 929-1400, email or visit our website to schedule your healthcare appointment and start your healing journey.

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