Chiropractic and Acupuncture Alternative Medicine vs. Medications for Back Pain

Chiropractor and Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC

25% of Americans living in the US have had back pain in the last three months. Many Americans turn to medications to temporarily relieve their symptoms and, hopefully, provide an opportunity for patients to use other, more lasting, and potentially healing treatments such as PT, chiropractic, acupuncture, and others. Trouble arises, however, when patients utilize medications to cover up symptoms without taking the necessary steps to improve their health in other ways. Drugs invariably have side effects, and some can cause lasting problems. At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, the chiropractic and acupuncture alternative medicine offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay in Chapel Hill, we strive to help patients reduce pain and heal naturally without drugs.

Mild over-the-counter analgesics such as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) include commonly used ibuprofen and naproxen (e.g., Motrin and Aleve). These block pain signals but do little to heal the cause of the inflammation that causes pain. Stronger NSAIDs available by prescription only include celecoxib, nabumetone, diclofenac, and meloxicam (e.g., Celebrex, Relafen, Mobic, and Voltaren). Patients should pay close attention to all medication instructions, especially regarding dosage – using any pain medication for more than a few months may lead to intolerance and dependence and increase health risks. For instance, NSAIDs can cause gastroinflammatory problems, liver damage, kidney damage, and ulcers. Avoid alcohol usage with these drugs. Another popular OTC analgesic drug is acetaminophen. While not an NSAID, this product has similar pain-relieving qualities and side effects.

Some patients apply NSAID cremes or patches over painful areas that work similarly to oral NSAIDs with similar side effects. Other pain patches and cremes that do not appear to have negative health consequences include eucalyptus oil, menthol, camphor, and capsaicin—similarly, the application of heat or cold benefits many.

Sometimes a person’s medical doctor will prescribe a muscle relaxant such as Flexeril, Soma, Baclofen, or Zanaflex to relax tight muscles following an acute injury temporarily. Taken for a short duration, medications may help a patient get back to life activities more readily. Side effects for muscle relaxants include drowsiness, and patients need to avoid operating heavy machinery while on these sedating muscle relaxers.

The next level of pain control for back pain is the opiate and other narcotics. These potent medications, such as codeine and morphine, effectively block the pain signals between injured areas and the brain. Used for the short term, these medications may help keep the pain level down so that patients can resume some function. Nonetheless, the side effects of opiates are numerous, and dependence is a huge problem confronting our nation. Additionally, some studies show that long-term usage of opiates makes the pain worse.

Chiropractic and Acupuncture Alternative Medicine

At our chiropractic and alternative medicine healthcare center, Dr. Oskardmay strives to help people get back to a pain-free lifestyle using non-drug methods, including chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage. Combined with electrostimulation, exercise, and other physical therapies, she helps patients heal on many levels to improve function, posture, and balance. She also discusses nutrition and herbal remedies to support healing at home.

For a non-drug approach to healthcare, contact the natural medicine office of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay, where, since 1995, she has helped Triangle residents of all ages get back to health. Call us at 919-929-1400 or visit us on the web at acudocnc.com 24 hours a day to learn more and schedule your appointment.

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC

At the acupuncture and chiropractic clinics of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay in Chapel Hill, we understand that many of our patients have never used acupuncture therapy before and may have the question “what does acupuncture feel like?”. Also, some people have had acupuncture treatment performed by different practitioners in the US and other countries and may wonder what to expect at our office.

Acupuncture at our offices is a relaxing treatment designed to ease mental and physical tensions. Dr. Oskardmay uses conversation and physical exam before each treatment to help determine the best treatment options; she uses channel theory related to physical and emotional concerns to choose points. Hands-on palpation and discussion of stress points help doctor and patient understand where imbalance exists to ensure that acupuncture treatment feels relaxing.

Acupuncture Treatment

The treatment room design is comforting, as well. Ambient room temperature, gentle spa music combined with comfortable anti-gravity treatment tables help relax the body and mind. We invite patients to change into commodious clinic clothing available, as needed. A call button is available to request assistance during treatment.

The acupuncture needle is a single-use, sterile, ultra-thin (32-36 gauge) device. Dr. Oskardmay, like all licensed acupuncturists, uses Clean Needle Technique to ensure patient safety. A small hand-held insertion tube guides the acupuncture needle into skin regions, and most patients do not feel the initial insertion of the acupuncture needle.

Depending on tissue and depth and texture and point function and treatment goal, Dr. Oskardmay may mobilize the needle somewhat. Some patients experience a sensation of a dull ache or de qi as the needles remain in the skin for 15-20” time duration, although that is not always the case, and the sensation may come and go. Most patients can relax on the treatment table for the duration of the experience, in a nonmoving, meditative state and profound repose. When Dr. Oskardmay removes the needles, most patients do not feel this process.

Dr. Oskardmay explains each procedure before using acupuncture to help individuals know what to expect. Suppose you are new to this ancient therapy. In that case, you can be confident that you are in good hands at Acupractic Natural Healing Center and Acupuncture at Eastowne. For more than 27 years, Dr. Oskardmay has provided safe and effective alternative medicine therapy. Please note that the description of acupuncture treatment above does not necessarily pertain to DNT or Dry Needling Technique. However, upon request and patient need, Dr. Oskardmay is trained to provide that aspect of care that utilizes acupuncture needles but in a different, more vigorous way.

Visit us online to learn more about how acupuncture and chiropractic can help you feel better. Call 919 929-1400 during office hours or schedule online at acudocnc.com 24 hours a day. We look forward to serving your healthcare needs.

Post-Surgical Help

Chiropractor and Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC

Following a surgical procedure, many people need help dealing with post-surgical status and healing, in general. At Acupractic Natural Healing center, the chiropractic and acupuncture offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay in Chapel Hill, we sometimes see patients struggling with the aftermath of surgery. We enjoy helping them with treatments and helpful guidance.

Sometimes surgery is unexpected- the result of an accident or other situation that took one by surprise. In cases like these, it is essential to rely on a friend or family member to be present when talking with caretakers in the surgical ward or hospital to get as much advice as possible because the patient may be groggy from experience. Getting appropriate after-care as soon as possible is crucial for good recovery, and having available help will assist in this vital step. Patients may want to get permission and use the recording function of their phones to record doctors’ orders, if possible. Trying to keep all paperwork in one location is helpful, as well.

Some aspects of home life may be more difficult when you get home. People who live alone have different issues than persons who have help nearby. If the patient’s role is that of caretaker to another person or even an animal, that raises additional concerns. Nonetheless, taking the time to consider needs before problems arise is a good way to avoid unnecessary trouble later.

After some surgery, bathing, cooking, moving from one room to another may be difficult. Take time to assess your needs and help you be safe. Do you need a grab bar installed in the tub or shower? Is the thing you need in easy reach to keep you from needing to bend over or move too much? In the kitchen, do you have adequate and healthy food? Are cooking supplies easily accessible? Could you use some help uncluttering your space to facilitate safe passage into and out of rooms? Can you get into and out of bed quickly? Do you have a way to contact help if you fall or need assistance any time of day? Do you have a place to sit and relax that supports good posture and is comfortable? Is lighting adequate in the home pleasing to easily see?

Other aspects of self-care after surgery may include wound care and medication management. These vital aspects require careful planning and understanding of a lot of information. Take notes and ask for help whenever needed. Make sure to have appropriate supplies and pill organization holders at the ready if needed.

At our office, Dr. Oskardmay, enjoys helping patients recognize ways to get the help they need. During an office visit before or after surgery, consider the questions above when thinking about home care. Ask a friend to help shop for needed items or order things online and have them delivered, if at all possible.

Part of natural care is taking the steps needed to heal well at home. At Acupractic Natural Healing Center chiropractic and acupuncture offices in Chapel Hill, we strive to help patients get well and stay well. Call 919-929-1400 for an appointment today or visit us online at acudocnc.com 24 hours a day to see how we can help you heal naturally.

Golfers Elbow and Neck and Back Pain

Chiropractor and Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC

As people who play golf, tennis, or other wrist and elbow activities know, neck discomfort often accompanies elbow and wrist irritation. Neck pain and elbow pain often go together, and one can cause the other. At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, Dr. Oskardmay understands the connection between spinal regions and corresponding body regions and uses this knowledge to treat golfers’ elbow pain, neck pain, and other ailments effectively.

Elbow pain from golfing or other repetitive activities with repetitive stress and forceful wrist and finger motions feels like pain on the inner side of the elbow. The painful region where the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of the elbow can limit the ability to golf and do other activities involving the elbow, shoulder, wrist, and forearms. There may be stiffness in the elbow, and using the fingers could hurt, and there may be a weakness in the elbow, wrists, and hands. Numbness in the pinky and next finger is standard, as well. If left untreated, other parts of the kinetic chain can suffer and result in neck pain and other areas. During your visits, Dr. Oskardmay will do palpation and other tests to determine the location and cause of pain and see where symptoms are spreading.

Nerve input to the elbow and forearm muscles stems from the lower cervical spine. The ulnar nerve travels from beneath the lowest cervical vertebra c7 to the ‘funny bone’ region of the elbow-the ulnar groove. From there, nerve signals from this ulnar C8 nerve extend through the forearm to the pinky and ring finger. In Chinese medicine, this region is represented by the fire channel. Irritation along this pathway- in either direction- will affect the body in many ways, and elbow pain caused by golfing, playing tennis, typing on a computer, or other activities can influence symptoms in the neck and upper back. Without effective treatment, symptoms can worsen overall body posture and have more lasting effects.

Dr. Oskardmay will use chiropractic and acupuncture to restore impaired nerve flow along the kinetic chain, improve muscle tone and enhance healing qi flow along the kinetic chain and pathways. She will assess your daily activities to help you understand how posture and overuse activities may influence symptoms and make helpful suggestions. Most patients respond well to natural care at our office.

Standard medical treatment includes rest, ice, medications. Natural healing methods to support healing of the kinetic chain and related areas available at our office also include a chiropractic adjustment to the spine and extremity and acupuncture and massage to soothe tight muscles and restore healing. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit us online at acudocnc.com, or call 919-929-1400.

Acupuncture for Back Pain

Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC

Acupuncture can be a helpful treatment for back pain for people of all ages. No longer an obscure treatment regimen, Dr. Lisa Oskardmay at Acupractic Natural Healing Center uses acupuncture therapy to help many patients suffering from back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient whole body treatment regimen that supports healing on many levels; many people try acupuncture as a last resort when other methods have failed, but others find that using acupuncture as a first level of care offers nondrug, nonsurgical opportunities for relief. Licensed acupuncturist Dr. Lisa Oskardmay has provided acupuncture, chiropractic, and therapeutic massage to Triangle residents since 1995 and enjoys helping people learn more about this healing choice.

During the acupuncture visit, Dr. Oskardmay starts with a physical exam to learn more about the patient seeking natural relief from the back pain. She invites patients to explain the history and their understanding of the cause of their condition before proceeding to physical examination. A physical exam includes postural analysis, neurological testing and motion palpation, pulse analysis, and other diagnostic methods. She reviews available past imaging and other clinical studies and orders studies as needed. She understands this information with the eyes of a well-rounded holistic medicine practitioner to create a treatment plan that is unique to each pactient and attends to their specific needs.

The goal of acupuncture therapy is to help the body heal itself. The doctor places acupuncture needles into energetic acu-points to stimulate the flow of qi or healing force that exists within each of us. Acupoints exist along meridians or acupuncture channels where energy coalesces and has the capacity to create change along that channel.

Call us today at (919) 929-1400, email us at schedule@acudocnc.com or visit us online at acudocnc.com anytime to schedule an appointment.

 

Acupuncture for Neuropathy

Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC

Neuropathy is a widespread ailment that affects more than 3 million Americans each year. Many different diseases can cause the painful condition that results when nerves suffer damage and malfunction. Dr. Lisa Oskardmay understands the pain and disability that stems from this disabling condition; since opening her alternative medicine and holistic healthcare clinic in 1995, she has helped thousands of patients with neuropathy get and feel better using acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage.

What is Neuropathy?

Also known as nerve pain, neuropathy affects peripheral nerves, the nerves going to the hands and feet. Many people who suffer from nerve pain have relatives with the same or similar conditions, and some people suffer for years with nerve pain in their hands and feet. Lab tests or imaging may provide helpful information to assist in diagnosis and healing.

When people suffer from nerve pain, they may experience trouble walking, and they may have balance issues and other problems associated with the nerves. Putting on shoes or stretching the feet can prove challenging. Likewise, people who experience neuropathy in their hands may have trouble holding onto things, and simple tasks such as doing the dishes or writing one’s name may be complex. Putting on socks or clasping a bra, or buttoning clothes is very difficult for patients suffering from neuropathy of the hands. At Acupractic, one of our goals is to help people improve their ability to perform daily tasks with less difficulty. Acupuncture combined with spinal mobilization to free nerve impingement assists in this goal.

Peripheral nerves stem from vertebrae; messages from hands and feet go from the spine to the extremities and from hands and feet back to the spine and brain. This two-way communication model presents unique treatment opportunities in both acupuncture and chiropractic. Dr. Oskardmay performs a comprehensive health evaluation and physical exam of each patient to understand which nerve pathways and acupuncture meridians would benefit from care.

Dr. Oskardmay uses acupuncture therapy along affected meridians to stimulate healing qi flow. She may place acupuncture needles along with the spinal level along the water or du meridians to facilitate nerve flow at the source region. Additionally, needles placed anywhere along the line of the meridian assist in the healing process. A licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Oskardmay, uses Chinese medicine diagnosis to understand which points to restore stagnant qi movement to reduce pain and improve health and vitality from head to toe.

If you or a loved one has neuropathy of the hands or feet, contact the acupuncture and chiropractic offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay today to schedule an appointment. Call us today at (919) 929-1400, email us at schedule@acudocnc.com or schedule online at acudocnc.com. We look forward to bringing new solutions to the problem of nerve pain.

How to Make An Acupuncture Appointment at Our Chapel Hill Acupuncture Clinic

Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC

There are multiple ways people seeking acupuncture healthcare look for a provider. Some ask a friend or their family doctor for a recommendation, but nowadays, many people search online to find an acupuncturist near them. Frequently used terms include best acupuncturist near me, or acupuncture near me, or similar things. At the Chapel Hill acupuncture clinic of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay, we make it easy for patients to find us via online searches using Google or other search engines.

Many insurance plan websites: BCBS, Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna, and others provide information regarding covered acupuncture care at our office as more plans cover essential acupuncture services. At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, we do our best online, and in the office, to help patients learn about the wide variety of beneficial services offered, understand insurance benefits when it comes to modern acupuncture, and schedule with ease. In business providing quality alternative medicine acupuncture and chiropractic since 1995, Licensed acupuncturist Dr. Lisa Oskardmay’s primary goal is to help people to get back to health, naturally.

Online search terms are one way people find us. Our many outstanding patient reviews help educate people on how we have helped many Triangle residents with different health conditions. These health concerns include back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia, insomnia, infertility, shoulder issues, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, etc. When a patient sees our website, they can go to the Contact Us page and fill out a brief online contact area; someone will contact them as soon as possible to get the care they need. If you prefer a specific day or time of day, please indicate that in the contact us area to accommodate your needs. Our office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:15-5:30 pm, Wednesday 12:30-5:30 pm, and Friday 8:15-12:30 pm.

Another way to schedule an appointment is to call us on the telephone. (919) 929-1400. Even if you call after hours when the office is closed or reach us when we are busy assisting other patients, leave a message on the secure answering machine, and someone will call you right back as soon as possible. When you speak with our helpful front desk associates, we will gather the necessary information from you to facilitate the scheduling process and help you navigate cost concerns, as well.

The ancient Medicine we provide has a strong history. We use the most up-to-date technology to help patients find us, schedule appointments, and utilize their insurance benefits. If you have never been to an acupuncturist before and do not know much about this holistic Medicine, contact us today to see how acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help you. (919) 929-1400, schedule@acudocnc.com, acudocnc.com.

 

Acupuncture for Migraines

Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC

Acupuncture is a beneficial treatment for many forms of headache, including migraines. Whatever the cause of the migraine, acupuncture can help. At Acupractic Natural Healing Center in Chapel Hill, Dr. Lisa Oskardmay has helped many headache and migraine sufferers get back to enjoy life without the pain and stress of migraines and headaches. A licensed acupuncturist in the Triangle since 1995, she enjoys helping patients reduce pain naturally, without drugs or surgery wherever possible. Acupuncture, massage, and specific joint mobilization help where other treatments may not achieve the desired results.

What is a Migraine?

A headache is defined as a painful sensation in any part of the head, ranging from sharp to dull, that may occur with other symptoms. A migraine is a particular type of headache with varying intensity levels, often accompanied by an aura such as nausea or light and sound sensitivity. Many people who experience migraine headaches recognize specific triggers to migraine attacks; hormonal changes, exercise, certain foods, and drinks are common triggers. Sufferers typically self-diagnose; lab tests or imaging are rarely required. Dr. Oskardmay reviews pertinent information with each patient and performs a detailed physical exam to understand unique individual concerns and provide individualized care.

Migraine sufferers may report pain and muscle tightness from the neck to the head or tightness in the sides of the head. Using gentle palpation and massage, Dr. Oskardmay helps to reduce muscle imbalance, trigger points, and other areas of muscle spasm that contribute to migraine headaches. Some patients find that sitting in front of a computer or using a handheld device contributes to migraine symptoms; contributory postural issues affect the nerve, blood, and qi flow, affecting neck pain, eye strain, and other symptoms. Using acupuncture along stagnant meridians, she helps unblock regions of energy constriction. For patients interested in chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Lisa is also a licensed chiropractic physician and can gently and safely employ chiropractic adjustments as needed to improve vertebral alignment.

All of the energetic meridians or channels recognized in Chinese Medicine influence the head and neck region; point selection to treat the metal channel lung yin and large intestine yang influences the front of the neck region, while the earth meridian influences the mouth and outer clavicle. Fire and wood meridians apply to the sides of the neck and face, and the water channel primarily impacts the back of the neck and head. Location of the pain and other factors such as time of day migraine occurs, associated auras, or causative factors such as scents or flavors influencing the pain all influence the treatment an acupuncturist like Dr. Oskardmay uses.

Migraine treatment at Acupractic Natural Healing Center is beneficial and can help keep migraine pain to a minimum. Call today at (919) 929-1400 to make an appointment or visit us online 24 hours a day to schedule.

Acupuncture Treatment of Shoulder Pain

Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC

Practitioners of Chinese Medicine divide the shoulder into regions that correspond to specific meridians or energy pathways. Stagnation or other derangements of qi flow along these channels will impair the shoulder movement and sensation of the shoulder and other body areas. Licensed acupuncturist Dr. Lisa Oskardmay uses acupuncture treatment, massage, and chiropractic adjustments to the spine and extremities to improve qi flow and heal shoulder pain naturally.

Many people ask how an acupuncturist knows which points to choose for problems affecting the shoulder. Dr. Oskardmay uses individualized treatments for each person; point selection depends on many factors. Location of pain and type of pain, and associated conditions such as movements causing distress or other conditions play a role in point selection. Acupuncture points along meridians reflect various treatment goals, and point selection is an important treatment component.

For instance, the metal channel consists of lung yin and large intestine yang energies on the thumb side of the hand, forearm, arm, and shoulder. Pain in these areas may indicate an imbalance in metal qi flow, and points along the metal channel may benefit this condition. Alternately, fire element channels small intestine yang and heart yin, or Xin bao yin or san jiao yang exist on the posterior aspect of the shoulder, upper back, and pinky finger side of the hand. Pain in any of these areas may indicate disturbance of fire dynamics, and point selection of points along the fire channels could support these regions. Along the lateral shoulder side and outer upper back exist wood energies; Dr. Oskardmay may choose points along the associated gallbladder yang or liver yin channels to soothe wood imbalance resulting in shoulder pain and irritation there.

Additionally, emotional states may suggest channel flow concerns, and points selected can help to support organs associated with the channel in question. For instance, the metal channel organs- yin lung and yang large intestine benefit from treatment to the metal meridian and associated channels. We use our lungs for breathing and gathering energy, and the affiliated organ of the skin detoxifies and protects us. The large intestine releases toxins. Issues with toxicity, energy, inspiration, grief, and ‘not letting go’ of things may indicate a need for metal point selection. Dr. Oskardmay will ask a few questions during each treatment session to further understand which points to address while treating upper extremity conditions.

Fire channel organs, heart yin, and small intestine yang relate to our joy, spirit, and consciousness. The physical heart pumps blood throughout the body, and the energetic heart, as seen in Chinese medicine, energizes our being in many ways. The small intestine passes food from the stomach to the colon, absorbing necessary nutrients along the way. Similarly, the energetic fire yang organ assists in the organization of thoughts and feelings, helping us make a good decision. If patients describe issues with joy, consciousness, organization, calm decision-making, Dr. Oskardmay may choose points along the fire channel to treat shoulder pain.

Many factors go into point selection for shoulder pain. Dr. Lisa Oskardmay will gently guide each patient to help her understand where pain exists and some of the accompanying acute or chronic channel conditions. For more information on how acupuncture can help your shoulder pain or other health problems, call us today to schedule your appointment at (919) 929-1400 or schedule online 24 hours a day at acudocnc.com.

How the Clavicle Bone Affects Health

Chiropractor and Acupuncturist Chapel Hill, NC

At Acupractic Natural Healing Center, chiropractor and acupuncturist Dr. Lisa Oskardmay evaluates clavicle range of motion and pain as part of a routine exam because this small superior bone impacts our health in many ways. When a patient presents with neck or shoulder pain, hand or elbow irritation, or problems getting a deep breath or even slow metabolism, this area of the upper extremity can reveal clues and treatment options.

What is the Clavicle Bone?

The clavicle is elongated, turned sideways, and rotated s-shaped bone in the upper front of the body. A part of each shoulder, we have two clavicles. Attached to each clavicle is a series of muscles that affects shoulder range of motion, strength, and position, as well as neck position in part owing to the anterior neck muscles. The clavicles should make each move and rotate equally without pain popping noise upon arm movement overhead and shoulder rotation. Lack of rotation from improper muscle coordination in the complex shoulder can eventually cause shoulder bursitis and pain. Anterior head position, called ‘tech neck by many, refers to the bent forward head position assumed by many people nowadays as they peer over their devices for work and pleasure. This lordotic slump reduces clavicle movement and is a silent but significant cause of health impairment seen in our office.

Notably, the position and movement of the clavicles impact respiration, and the top of the lung resides just above these shoulder bones. When a person breathes with their shoulder muscles in place of the abdomen, as doctors suggest, the ensuing shoulder muscle tightness can affect clavicle movement and impair respiration. The clavicle lifts typically at the end of respiration to bring in extra air when needed. In contrast, the abdomen ideally performs the bulk of the respiratory effort, ballooning out to draw air into the lungs. In addition to helping people recognize the importance of belly breathing and shoulder range of motion, Dr. Oskardmay uses chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage techniques to improve muscle and bone coordination in the neck and shoulder.

clavicle bone

Several vital nerves and blood vessels surround and run under the clavicles. The brachial plexus is a series of nerves arising from the lower part of the neck vertebrae C5,6,7. This nerve bundle passes between the middle and anterior scalene neck muscles originating from the neck and attaching to the first rib below the clavicle. The brachial plexus sends sensory and motor messages to the shoulder and arm muscles. Compression or irritation of these nerves under the clavicle or between the scalene muscles can affect upper extremity movement and pain. Conditions such as neck pain, frozen shoulder, thoracic outlet syndrome, or shoulder bursitis can result in shoulder and arm and hand pain, tingling, and numbness, even muscle weakness. Left untreated, minor problems can turn into more significant issues.

Dr. Oskardmay strives to determine the cause of each patient’s pain and disability at our chiropractic and acupuncture office. It is not uncommon for patients to come into our office with long-term residual neck and shoulder pain, tightness, shallow breathing, and other troublesome ailments that affect overall life quality and ability to exercise and breathe fully. Palpation and treatment of clavicle motion and tenderness using chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage applied to the neck and shoulder complex frequently helps to improve troublesome symptoms.

Call today to schedule your visit. Serving the Triangle community since 1995, we love helping people get and feet well and look forward to serving your healthcare needs. Call (919) 929-1400 or schedule online 24 hours a day at acudocnc.com.