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Acupuncture for Pain Management in Jacksonville, Florida

Acupuncture is well known for its effective treatment of chronic pain. Many pain conditions respond well to acupuncture, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Sciatic pain
  • Knee pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Leg/Foot pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Arm/Wrist/Hand pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Pelvic Floor pain
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Shingles pain
  • Diabetic Neuropathy

An Alternative to Medication and Surgery

Many people suffering with chronic pain are dependent on pain medication to manage their daily lives. Many times, these medications cause unwanted side effects that can become a problem in itself. Sometimes people build a tolerance to the pain medicine, making it less effective over time. By relieving and managing chronic pain, acupuncture can be a natural, safe and effective alternative to pain medication. Even when acupuncture does not completely relieve pain, pain medicine dosages can be significantly reduced.

Surgery is sometimes necessary for chronic pain, but sometimes the surgical option is not the best choice. There are always risks involved with surgery, and the risk of complications should always be evaluated in relation to the expected benefits. Often, acupuncture can be a safer and effective way to manage pain and avoid surgery. Dr. Kowalski recommends having an acupuncture consultation as an alternative second opinion before proceeding with any questionable surgery.

A Whole Approach to Pain Management

Pain is a distress signal from the body that something is wrong. Dr. Kowalski believes that, while quieting this signal with pain medications is comforting, the person will continue to experience pain if the cause of the chronic pain isn’t addressed. New problems can arise, and the pain can get more severe over time.

Dr. Kowalski uses 5 Element Acupuncture to treat the root cause of the chronic pain condition. They also use acupuncture to treat distinct trigger points in the affected area, to relieve local inflammation and loosen tight muscles. Additionally, Dr. Kowalski evaluates the need for nutritional support, homeopathy and herbal medicine in cases of inflammation and pain, in addition to acupuncture treatment.

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