Acupuncture for Neck Pain

Have neck pain and want to try “acupuncture for neck pain near me”?

Although some may heal by themselves, most of those individuals will continue to experience some degree of chronic neck pain or frequent occurrences. The best way to reduce experiencing chronic neck pain and to alleviate neck pain symptoms is to get treatment for it right away. 

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“Had an amazing experience here. I had serious neck and shoulder problem to the point that I couldn’t move my left upper body with sever pain. But after two visits here my pain went down a lot. And I was nearly 100% recovered after a week of treatment.” – B.C. (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)

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Neck Pain Information

Neck pain is a condition common in the U.S. It was found by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that more than 125 million U.S. adults had a musculoskeletal pain disorder in 2012 and out of those people, 14.3 % was due to neck pain or neck problems [1]. 

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Neck Pain Symptoms

Neck pain can be experienced differently but there are specific symptoms that point towards neck issues. Here are some symptoms of neck pain:

  • Increasing pain when holding your head in a certain position for a period of time
  • Muscle tightness and spasms
  • Decreased ability to move your head
  • Headache
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Chinese Medicine theory (TCM)

In Chinese Medicine theory, there are meridians in our body. Meridians are invisible, they are like channels that connect every organ and part of the body, and construct a network. Qi is energy flow, also invisible, Qi goes through meridians to provide balance, regulation and coordination of physiological processes. Pain results when the flow of Qi through the body is blocked.

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What is Acupuncture for Neck Pain?

Neck pain is Qi blocked in neck area, if it doesn’t receive good treatments, it will get worse. More and more Qi will become blocked along meridians, up to our back head, top head, and then front head; or down to our shoulder, and then upper back; or cross to our arm, wrist, and then the hands. Which will cause those areas pain, numbness, or tingling

Every acupuncture treatment acts like ice carving; the blocked Qi will be chiseled by acupuncture little by little, piece by piece, one treatment after another with continuous work until Qi circulation completely opens up.

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When I first arrived at Doctor Fu’s three months had passed since my neuroma foot surgery and I was still experiencing pain in my foot and toes due to scar tissue build-up and being a “slow healer”.  After receiving acupuncture treatments to my toes and neuroma site I had less pain and discomfort (especially in my toes).    

The most benefit I received from acupuncture was in the areas of my back and neck.  I used traditional methods (i.e. rest, ice, heat, rehab exercises) after the first car accident.  This was helping significantly but then the second car accident occurred.  Now these same treatments were having a reduced effect in resolving my pain.  After only a few weeks of acupuncture treatment my back pain was nearly gone and my neck pain was significantly reduced.

Came in here two years ago for neck pain due to my stomachache. Dr. Fu is really professional and gives out useful advice. He listens to your conditions and suggests food selection that can make your body pain- free. Anyways I came in here and had acupuncture for my neck. I was really scared about having needles stuck on to my body part.. DIDN’T HURT at all and they have music there to calm you down. The needles stayed for about 20 minutes and actually I did not realize the time went by since the music was really relaxing and I took a little nap. After few treatments, my neck pain is gone and my stomachache has gone so much better so far. Thank goodness for this place!

Additional Info

Yes, neck pain can be a very serious issue, especially if not treated properly. Your neck pain can get worse and in some cases, you might experience these symptoms:

  • Lump in your neck
  • Fever
  • Swollen glands
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Trouble swallowing or breathing
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Pain that radiates down your arms or legs
  • Inability to move your arms or hands
  • Inability to touch your chin to your chest
  • Bladder or bowel dysfunction

Neck pain can be caused by a lot of different things. If you want to know what caused your neck pain, here are some causes of neck pain:

  • Muscle tension and strain: This can be from poor posture, working on your desk for a long period of time, or jerking your head too fast or too often.
  • Injury: It can be from sports, work, or an auto accident (whiplash).
  • Heart attack: Neck pain can be associated with a heart attack and can be accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, vomiting, and arm or jaw pain
  • Diseases: Certain diseases can cause neck pain like rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, or spondylosis.

There are also some rare causes which include:

  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Infections
  • Abscesses
  • Tumors
  • Cancer of the spine

When it comes to neck pain, there are things you can do to help improve neck condition and help prevent neck pain from occurring in the future:

  • Have good posture: Posture is one of the biggest factors in causing neck pain because it can put a lot of strain on your neck. Whether it be standing or sitting, having good posture will help a lot.
  • Take breaks: Try to avoid working or driving in the same position for long periods of time. If you can, try to get up for 2-5 minutes each hour or even try stretching your neck.
  • Adjust your working environment: Sometimes the position of your keyboard, monitor, chair, or desk can cause neck problems or even other issues to the body. Adjust your work environment so it promotes good posture.
    Avoid tucking the phone between your ear and shoulder
  • Try to quit smoking: Smoking is associated with neck issues.
  • Avoid carrying heavy satchels over your shoulder: This can cause strain around your neck.
  • Fix your sleeping posture: Avoid sleeping on your belly because it leads to back and neck pain. If you do sleep on your side or back, make sure you use a pillow to help align your spine.

[1] Clarke TC, Nahin RL, Barnes PM, Stussman BJ. Use of complementary health approaches for musculoskeletal pain disorders among adults: United States, 2012. National health statistics reports; no 98. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2016.Content

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“BE PATIENT, IT WORKS. I am a member of a well known HMO. About December of 2009, I have terrible headaches starting from my neck. After many doctors visit and MRI, the doctor told me I have Spinal Stenosis of Cervical region that caused the headaches. Doctors performed treatments and therapies but with no relief. The HMO health plan provides a referral acupuncture services for its members. I made an appointment to visit Dr. Chun-Ming Fu for my first acupuncture treatment. Dr. Fu told me that he can not treat my degeneration of cervical inter vertebral disc but he can help me to relief the pain. After 36 visits and 1 year later, I am still pain free. Thank you.” 

– P.H. (Huntington Beach, CA)

 

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