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The Peter Lok Acupuncture Clinic in Las Vegas is offering a new treatment program for neck pain. At our Las Vegas clinic we use a traditional form of Chinese medicine. The principles of acupuncture we practice focus on properly balancing your body’s flow of energy, or chi. We are committed to improving your health while providing you with a better way of living.
Many people suffer from neck pain. While mild neck pain can be annoying, when it is severe it can have a dramatically negative effect on the quality of your life. Your neck is critical to the proper motion of your head and is more likely to be injured than any other part of your spine. When you feel that your neck pain is interfering with your life, it’s time to seek help from a licensed professional.
There are many conditions that cause neck pain. Holding your head in an uncomfortable position for a long period of time can make your neck muscles lock in place. The result can be diminished range of motion, stiffness or discomfort.
Automobile accidents are another major reason for neck pain. Sudden force including that resulting from whiplash can be a major factor. Medical conditions such as inflammation, disease, tumors and bleeding can also cause neck pain.
Individuals in certain occupations are more likely than others to suffer from severe neck discomfort. People who work in construction are more likely to experience neck pain than those who sit at a desk as they are working. Construction workers spend more time reaching for things and stretching than their desk-bound counterparts. Activities involving repetitive upper body motion, twisting or bending can also cause neck injuries.
Those who sit for prolonged periods of time holding their head in a fixed position, such as the many of us who work at computers, can develop mechanical neck pain as a result.
Acupuncture has been proven to relieve many types of pain including neck pain. Studies have shown acupuncture to be effective in relieving certain types of neck pain including pain resulting from whiplash. An analysis conducted by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center researched more than two dozen studies involving over 15,000 patients with back, neck and shoulder pain, osteoarthritis or chronic headaches. Statistical results showed a positive relationship between loss of pain and acupuncture treatment in cases of chronic pain. Degenerative neck disorders such as cervical spondylosis have been successfully treated with acupuncture.
Acupressure, herbal medicine and acupuncture are commonly used together to treat neck pain. When acupressure is applied to neck muscles it is possible to reduce spasms and pain. You will feel relaxed and enjoy a heightened state of well-being. Visit us at the Peter Lok Acupuncture Clinic in Las Vegas and discover how our traditional Chinese techniques can bring you pain relief, take away your neck pain and return your sense of tranquility. Call us today at 702-732-0178.