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Shoulder Pain Relief With Acupuncture

Acupuncture treatment works for shoulder pain relief. People with shoulder pain quickly realize how much they use their shoulders for everything from carrying groceries, reaching behind to put on your coat, reaching across the car seat to pick up your purse. Eventually sleeping, showering, and even driving may become painful.


Acupuncture treatment can help provide pain relief from shoulder issues due to sprains, strains, and tears. We treat post surgical pain, pain due to injuries such as rotator cuff tears and more chronic conditions such as frozen shoulder. When it comes to shoulder pain, acupuncture treatment is very effective.

What Kind of Shoulder Pain Can Acupuncture Treat?

1.Frozen Shoulder and Acupuncture

  • Frozen shoulder- also called adhesive capsulitis – is a condition marked by pain, stiffness, and an increasingly limited ability to use the shoulder joint. Frozen shoulder can last for up to two years – requiring physical therapy to ensure that the shoulder joint recovers its full range of motion and does not stiffen further. Acupuncture has been demonstrated to decrease the pain and discomfort of frozen shoulder as well as decrease healing time.


2.Rotator Cuff Tear and Acupuncture

  • Rotator cuff injury happens when one or more of the four muscles of the shoulder joint are torn. Sometimes rotator cuff injuries are minor, but some may require surgery. Acupuncture helps heal minor rotator cuff tears. I have assisted several people who were advised to receive surgery to repair their rotator cuff injuries. Many got shoulder pain relief and avoided surgery.


3.Shoulder Surgery and Acupuncture

  • Recovery from shoulder surgery is slow and painful. If you rotator cuff tear does require surgery, acupuncture assists in post operative healing after shoulder surgery or any surgical procedure. Post-operative acupuncture reduces the amount of pain medication required and shortens healing time.


4. Bursitis, Tendonitis, and Acupuncture

  • Bursitis and tendonitis refer to inflammation of a particular area. These two conditions occur in joints where there are both tendons – which attach muscle to bone- and bursa – fluid filled sacs that cushion the joint and muscle. When either of these become inflamed, there is pain. The proper terminology is impingement syndrome when either the tendons or bursa in the rotator cuff region become inflamed. Acupuncture helps you heal faster from bursitis, tendonitis, and impingement syndrome

Success Story

Been under treatment at Inner Light Wellness since November. Back in May of 21’ I was involved in a severe dirt bike accident. Which left me with severe nerve neuropathy in my left shoulder on top of 9 broken ribs , fractured C6-7 Vertebrae and a deflated left lung. You could say I was a mess plus the neuropathy flared up some past issues to add into the fun! I’m a big proponent to medications big pharmaceutical companies push. After multiple visits with different facilities and all saying you need to take “this or that”. I did some research and decided to pursue acupuncture.
I contacted ILW and Margaret bless her heart took my problems on with the most compassion and thoughtfulness I’ve ever experienced. Alot of my issues have subsided to the point I feel human again! Plus get this…NO medications needed!
From the time you walk in Miss Valerie at the front desk makes you feel very welcomed and comfortable. Extra bonus if you are fortunate enough for a personal visit from The Queen Ms.Jet!
I’m on my way back to normal and I can not thank you enough!
So if you’re on the fence with being treated with acupuncture give these wonderful professionals a call and see what they can do for you

Mark B.

What Other Types of Chronic Pain Does Acupuncture Treat?

Whether you suffer from debilitating back pain and can’t pick up your grandchildren, can’t go up the stairs because of your knees, or are bothered by that chronic ache in your shoulder blades when you work on the computer, we can help!

We have successfully treated patients with severe pain symptoms such as spinal stenosis, nerve pain, sciatica and more. Let us help you live with less pain, better movement, and improved function so YOU can get back to doing the things you love.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

At your first visit, we will go over your symptoms and health history to determine if you are a candidate for care. Then we will recommend a customized treatment plan with just the right combination of acupuncture therapies that work best for your unique symptoms. You may receive treatment on your first visit.

Treatment frequency will vary based on your specific condition however, most people start with two visits per week. Once you are improving between the visits, we reduce the frequency until you are on once per month maintenance visits. Patients who follow this protocol achieve long lasting results with even the most chronic and stubborn pain conditions.

How Soon Will I See Results?

Most patients report improvement after several weeks of care. Remember, chronic pain has been with you for some time and pain relief can depend on many variables such as the cause of your pain, your current health status, medications, diet and lifestyle. Rest assured, we see at least an 85% success rate for our patients receiving acupuncture for chronic pain.

Get back to doing the things you love…with acupuncture!

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