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Osteoarthritis is a common problem that affects an estimated 27 million people in the United States. The condition causes inflammation of the structures around the joints and spine, and can cause chronic pain for those who suffer from the condition. At Lok Acupuncture Clinic in Las Vegas, NV, we provide effective relief from pain, without the use of strong medications.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and involves inflammation of the joints and spine. It results from the normal wear and tear on bones that occurs from doing everyday activities. Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition that is associated with a breakdown of the cartilage that helps cushion the bones during movement. Symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain, swelling, tenderness and stiffness in the joints. As the condition progresses, significant loss of flexibility can occur. Osteoarthritis of the spine can cause increasing pressure on nerves that run through the body, leading to weakness in the arms and legs.
Acupuncture offers a method of relieving pain without the use of strong drugs. The techniques involve the use of very fine needles that are inserted into specific meridians in the human body, which help to block pain signals and release natural healing chemicals. A series of treatments can be an effective way to deal with osteoarthritis pain and problems with mobility. Acupuncture is recognized as an effective treatment modality and is often covered by health insurance.
The acupuncturist will review your medical records to determine where the dysfunction from osteoarthritis is occurring. You will lie down on a table, much like an examination table, and the acupuncturist will swab the treatment area with alcohol. The acupuncturist will then insert the fine needles in the appropriate area of the body to block the pain signals. The needles remain in place for a period of time and may be warmed, adjusted or electrically charged during the session. The process is painless and generally causes little sensation beyond a slight pinch at the sites of insertion. At the end of the session, the needles are removed, and you can return to your normal activities.
Dr. Peter Lok is a highly trained and recognized acupuncturist who has provided relief of pain for many patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding communities. We offer help for a variety of health problems, with compassionate care in a professional environment.
Call Lok Acupuncture Clinic today at 702-732-0178 for an appointment to learn how acupuncture can provide a drug-free method of dealing with osteoarthritis pain.