Thursday, April 17, 2014
Pain patients generally respond very well to acupuncture, but I think I find the fastest and most-reliable response from patients with neck pain. Yesterday I again had a new patient who has had neck pain for over a year. She got whiplash in a car accident and the pain never improved. I had her move her head side-to-side to establish a baseline for range of motion and for pain. Then I put two needles into her left wrist and two needles into her right hand and had her move her head again. The range of motion was increased back to normal and the pain was gone. I may take a few times to get the pain away forever, but I love the immediate relief that acupuncture can provide these patients.