Painkilling injections are a staple of the Western pharmaceutical industry's response to neck pain that have endured for years as a go to response when people are seeking true pain relief. Because they are step before surgery, they are quite often prescribed by medical professionals as a tried and true non-invasive method of pain management. The problem is that painkilling injections are addressing symptoms and not the underlying cause of the pain; furthermore, they come with a long list of potential side effects. Another treatment that uses needles, but in a much different way, is acupuncture, a method of treatment that has a far smaller spotlight, but offers people real pain relief with far fewer side effects.
While painkilling injections quite often achieve their goal of reducing pain and helping people live a more normal life, there is every chance that the pain will come back and the necessity for injections will continue. Acupuncture seeks to encourage the body's intrinsic healing response and addresses pain in the following ways:
At our office in Brooklyn, we specialize in the treatment of neck pain through holistic methods including chiropractic adjustment and acupuncture therapy. If you are interested in overcoming your long standing neck pain, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.