Benefits from acupuncture treatments can be noticed after just a few treatments, which is music to the ears for chronic pain sufferers.
For best results, come in for a treatment as soon as possible. When injuries or conditions are acute, the body is malleable and it is easier for health to be restored. For chronic conditions, it may take a few more treatments but positive changes can be made.
Below is a testimony of someone who has been suffering from chronic back pain and actively trying to get relief since 2005.
“I have been disabled due to low back pain since 2005. The damage to my lumbar spine is so severe that it is inoperable. I have tried pretty much everything all the experts recommend to alleviate back pain. I have been taking significant amounts of narcotics in order to get relief. Although relief was never complete, all of the things I tried did make it manageable.
Last summer the pain became almost unbearable. I went to a new pain doctor and received an epidural steroid injection. I got great relief . Scheduled a radio frequency ablation for October 2015. For whatever reason, I got no relief and, in fact, that made the pain a lot worse. Returned to doctor two times after that and he told me it can take up to six weeks to work.
I had had ablations in the past and relief from them were immediate and almost to the point of no pain. That ablation was an abject failure. Pain was so extreme that the only description for it was agonizing to excruciating. I lived like this for more than a month. I kept trying to figure out what to do to get some relief. I was very depressed, and wondered how long I could live this way.
I kept exploring what I could do to get some relief. After realizing that I had exhausted everything Western medicine had to offer, I decided to try acupuncture. I asked my primary doctor if he could recommend an acupuncturist and that is when I found Lindsay.
She took a very thorough history and gave a detailed explanation of acupuncture philosophy and treatment. She developed a care plan and then I had my first treatment.
I WAS AMAZED at how well I felt after that treatment. No pain. I felt euphoric. It had been a really, really long time since I had felt that way. That lasted about 6 hrs and I continued to have some relief for several days.
I continue to receive treatments as they help physically and psychologically. I would, and have, recommended Lindsay to other people that I have told of my experience.
If you are skeptical or unsure, give it a try. You have nothing to lose, and a lot to gain.”