When it comes to pain management in any part of the body, many turn to surgical procedures or pharmaceutical remedies. While drug treatment may provide temporary relief, it also has the potential to create an addiction. Surgery can also be effective, but the recovery process can be even more grueling than the condition it was meant to treat. There are, however, many non-invasive, drug-free treatments such as acupuncture which provide effective pain management as well as holistic bodily benefits.
Acupuncture is a technique which utilizes the insertion of very fine needles at precise points on the body to encourage natural healing and to improve function. At Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation, our acupuncture specialists have the training and expertise to provide you with the most effective pain management and relief through acupuncture for any part of the body, including the elbow.
Effective Acupuncture Treatment for Elbow Pain
It is almost impossible to complete any activity with your arm without involving the elbow joint. All of the muscles which attach at the wrist also do so at the elbow, so your elbow is involved any time you move your wrist. Likewise, many of the shoulder’s movements also affect the elbow, though they do not share any muscle attachments.
In the process of acupuncture, the needles create and provoke a deep response in the central nervous system and help the body to release its own natural painkillers, known as endorphins. Because acupuncture focuses on restoring balance to the body as well as relieving pain, it is the perfect practice to use on its own or in conjunction with a larger treatment plan for any painful elbow conditions.
Treating Tennis Elbow with Acupuncture
One of the most common elbow conditions is frequently referred to as tennis elbow, or medically known as lateral epicondylitis. It is a form of tendonitis which involves the inflammation of the muscles and tendons of the forearms. Participating in sports such as tennis or golf is a common reason for the development of the condition.
At Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation, we offer acupuncture as part of our treatment plans for those suffering with conditions like tennis elbow. Acupuncture can help stimulate natural healing, the release of endorphins for pain relief, and increase mobility. The benefits of acupuncture on tennis elbow patients is well-documented, including a study which resulted in over 70% of patients who received acupuncture treatments experiencing no tennis elbow symptoms 8.5 months after treatment.
Schedule an Acupuncture Treatment in NJ
If you are suffering from tennis elbow or other types of elbow pain, contact our NJ specialists at Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation today. We can show you the many benefits of acupuncture for tennis elbow as well as any other conditions which may be causing you pain and discomfort.
Our specialists offer acupuncture to all patients across Ocean and Monmouth counties. Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation promotes holistic body care addressing physical, emotional, and social needs. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!