Hackensack Family Acupuncture & Wellness

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Chronic Pain

Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine located in Hackensack, NJ

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain Services Offered In Hackensack, NJ

If you’re looking for a holistic approach to managing chronic pain, you can benefit from the acupuncture services available at Hackensack Family Acupuncture & Wellness. Acupuncture techniques harness your body’s natural ability to heal itself from the inside out, so you can reduce your reliance on medications. Lisa Mascall, DACM, L.Ac, and the wellness specialists also provide Chinese herbs and other supplements to support your overall health. Call the Hackensack, New Jersey, office to schedule a chronic pain consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Chronic Pain Q&A

What causes chronic pain?

Chronic pain describes pain that lasts for six months or longer. Pain can stem from trauma to your spine, soft tissues, or nerves from falls, car accidents, and other events.

You may also develop chronic pain from underlying medical conditions like:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Cancer
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

Hackensack Family Acupuncture & Wellness specializes in the treatment of endometriosis, which can include symptoms like lower back pain, leg pain, painful bowel movements or urination, extreme period pain, and pain during sex. They can also treat painful symptoms due to PMS, including severe menstrual cramps and breast tenderness. 

Hackensack Family Acupuncture & Wellness offers acupuncture and other holistic therapies to lessen the severity of pain, so you can live a physically active, independent life. The providers take a whole-person approach to managing pain and its root cause.

How does acupuncture treat chronic pain?

Acupuncture is an alternative therapy for chronic pain that involves the insertion of fine needles into certain pressure points on your body. Following ancient Chinese tradition, practitioners use acupuncture to restore and rebalance life’s energy force (qi) throughout the body.

The Hackensack Family Acupuncture & Wellness providers use traditional acupuncture techniques to stimulate your body’s healing processes. The needles trigger the release of natural painkillers and promote blood circulation throughout your tissues to manage chronic pain conditions.

After inserting the needles, your provider leaves them in place for some time. Some needles may go deeper into your tissues to maximize pain relief. Your specialist can also manually manipulate the needles to achieve the desired results before removing them.

Acupuncture can provide lasting relief of pain in your joints, back, and neck. Treatment also offers pain relief for persistent headaches and migraines.

In addition to acupuncture, the providers offer other holistic strategies to reduce inflammation, boost immunity, and enhance your overall physical, mental, and emotional wellness.

What other treatments are available for chronic pain?

Hackensack Family Acupuncture & Wellness providers incorporate Chinese herbal medicines and supplement therapy into treatment plans for chronic pain conditions.

After a comprehensive health assessment, your specialist can recommend the supplements you can add to your daily diet to boost your immunity, restore your energy levels, and lower your risk for additional pain complications.

If you need additional medical care, the providers also work with local physicians to create an integrative care plan that meets your wellness needs.

Call Hackensack Family Acupuncture & Wellness to schedule an evaluation for chronic pain or book an appointment online today.