Combining Traditional Chinese Medicine and Myofascial Treatment
A combination of traditional Chinese acupuncture and biomechanic principles of Western medicine, orthopedic acupuncture is an innovative treatment for musculoskeletal issues.
Whether you’re suffering from muscle pain caused by an old sports injury, or discomfort due to joint replacement surgery, orthopedic acupuncture can provide long-lasting relief by reducing inflammation and stimulating the healing process.
Unlike traditional acupuncture, which focuses on reducing stress and stimulating blood flow, orthopedic acupuncture targets the bones, joints, muscles, and soft tissues that are the source of your underlying pain.
By correcting imbalances within the musculoskeletal system, orthopedic acupuncture treatments can provide consistent relief from a variety of injuries, both chronic and acute.
Orthopedic acupuncture is a wonderful option for individuals suffering from the following musculoskeletal issues:
- Torn ligaments
- Overextended muscles
- Bone spurs
- Nerve pain and/or pinched nerves
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Pain caused by joint replacement surgery
- Poor posture
- Menstrual pain
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Musculoskeletal trauma (whether it’s due to an old sports injury or something else)
Musculoskeletal injuries often have a domino effect. For instance, if you sustain an injury to your ankle, the rest of your body must compensate for it. The muscles in the opposite leg become overtaxed as you shift your weight off of the affected ankle. This, in turn, impacts your spinal alignment and the way your core muscles work. If the dysfunction is widespread, or if the injury goes untreated for a long period of time, you may even develop neck pain and headaches as well.
Orthopedic acupuncture is a non-invasive, proven effective treatment that can enhance your athletic performance. And, if you’re not an athlete, it can still help you by drastically reducing the level of pain you experience in your day-to-day life. Orthopedic acupuncture is so effective because it doesn’t just treat the initial injury, it also works to eliminate the dysfunction caused to the musculoskeletal system as a result of that injury.
During your initial examination, your acupuncturist will look for signs of mechanical issues. Our clinic utilizes the EXSTORE system, created by Dr. Anthony Lombardi. This unique method of assessing patients works to “examine” and “restore” by observing pain patterns to identify the source, then treating the associated muscle groups to encourage proper function. Assessing your strength and range of motion with the Exstore system allows your acupuncturist to treat your pain in the most effective way possible.
With the help of the EXSTORE system, our board-certified acupuncturists are ready to work with you to create an orthopedic acupuncture strategy that reduces inflammation, improves your range of motion, and promotes healing. Many patients begin to notice pain relief after their first session with a significant improvement in flexibility and strength after only a handful of treatments.
If you’ve struggled with musculoskeletal pain for years and you’re ready to take the next step on your healing journey, contact Lycoming Orthopedic & Sports Acupuncture today. Our experienced and fully licensed practitioners are ready to create a treatment plan that works for you so you can get back to doing all of the things you love pain-free.