Chronic Neck Pain: Causes, Symptoms And Acupuncture Treatment

Updated: Aug 27, 2020

Most people in the world experience neck pain at least once in their lifetime. A short-lived or temporary neck pain does not affect our lives greatly, but if the pain persists for over a long period of time, it is debilitating both physically and emotionally. While many people find relief using western medicine, still there is a lack of success because western medicine can only reduce the pain on a temporary basis and one cannot find a permanent solution. But in recent times, Eastern medicine such as Traditional Chinese Medicine has gained widespread popularity as one of the safest and the best alternative methods to treat chronic neck pain and disorders. The results are amazing even when people are given the combination of traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine treatment. In this blog, we have explained the causes, symptoms of chronic neck pain and how acupuncture can help you deal with it.

Causes of Neck Pain: Chronic Neck pain often referred to as cervical pain is a condition that lasts longer than three months. The pain can arise as a result of some kind of underlying disorders or the disease that might affect the tissues, bones, and glands located in the neck area. Chronic neck pain is often triggered by the muscles in the neck region that feel tender, stiff, Inflamed.

Following are some of the most common chronic causes of neck pain:

  • Damage to facet joints which could have been caused due to whiplash injuries.

  • Damage to the disc is also one of the most common causes. The actual pain originates from the nerve endings. About 1/3rd of the chronic neck pain cases are due to disc injury.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, spinal stenosis are some of the chronic inflammatory diseases that lead to chronic neck pain.

  • Continuous muscle tension and strain caused due to poor posture at work

  • Some other cases like a spinal tumor or certain infections may cause neck pain which is to be evaluated by a physician immediately.

Some most common symptoms of chronic neck pain

  1. Severe neck pain

  2. Headaches

  3. Tingling in the arms

  4. Pain that radiates into the chest and shoulder area

  5. Stiff neck

  6. Difficulty in the movement of the neck

How Acupuncture can ease your chronic neck pain?

There are many patients around the world who have benefited from acupuncture for chronic neck pain. In fact, the most recent studies revealed that patients who had taken acupuncture treatment for chronic neck pain had a 32 percent drop in pain and that the results are incredible. Many physicians by now had affirmed and acknowledged the positive effect of acupuncture on chronic neck pain. When fine needles are inserted into the meridians also called the energy points, it activates the natural pain defense mechanism that helps your body release endorphins, which in turn activate tissues, nerves, and the muscles. This entire process creates a soothing and calming effect while the endorphins also called the natural pain killers to work to ease the pain. Acupuncture also helps the inflamed area get nutrient-rich oxygenated blood that energizes the tissues and thus allowing the healing process to happen naturally. The best advantage of Acupuncture is that you derive good results in the long run with zero side effects and with no drug usage.

Conclusion: Acupuncture is a pathway to natural healing. Only a certified Acupuncturist can help you through this healing journey by making use of the best methods that fit your needs. NY FOUR SEASONS ACUPUNCTURE has helped many people recover from chronic illnesses with the right use of acupuncture techniques. We love to serve you!! Book your appointment today!!

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