Neck Pain Balance Method Acupuncture for neck pain (ShouJingWu)

Acupuncture to Relieve Neck Pain

The most common cause of neck pain today is muscle tension due to everyday activities such as sitting at a computer for too many hours at a time. Stress and intense focus on a single task can cause neck tension to build and affect one or more of the muscles that connect the head, neck and shoulders. Accidents and falls can cause severe neck issues too. medical conditions, such as fibromyalgia and disk ruptures can also cause neck pain.

Neck pain can occur anywhere in the neck, from the bottom of the head to the top of the shoulders, and it can spread to your upper back and arms. Neck pain can even cause severe headaches in some patients. Neck pain is physically and mentally debilitating because it limits how much you can move your neck; it is also dangerous when driving a vehicle.

Why Neck Pain is a Pain in the Neck

Neck pain is such a common condition, that we have an expression for it: "a pain in the neck" to describe common annoyances. Because your neck plays a vital physical role in supporting the head, however, it is far from a minor annoyance.

When your neck is sore and painful, you will have difficulty moving your head, especially turning it to see or communicate with others. In some cases, neck pain involves significant stress on the nerves which can lead to numbness, tingling, and even weakness in your arm, hands, wrist, and fingers.

How Acupuncture Treats Neck Pain

Acupuncture is a natural, non-drug way to treat neck pain and stiffness. Acupuncture works by first stimulating the body's natural response to release pain and stress relievers, along with anti-inflammatory and muscle-relaxing agents. When this occurs, you are better able to relax and move your head and neck with less pain. This improvement helps the neck function better and allows proper nerve functions to return. With frequent treatments, your neck pain is further improved and you can relax and sleep better, which enhances the overall treatment plan for your neck pain.