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Neck Pain

Acupuncture & Herbalist located in Shrewsbury, NJ

Neck Pain services offered in Shrewsbury, NJ


Up to half of adults experience neck pain today. If nodding, turning your head, or any other neck movement makes you wince in pain, doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine Michael Beys, LAc, DACm, can help at Acupuncture Health Services in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. To learn more about how acupuncture and herbal remedies can ease your pain, call the office or click on the online booking link now.

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain can happen for many reasons, including: 

  • Muscle strains 
  • Trigger points/knots in your muscles
  • Joint wear-and-tear (osteoarthritis)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Nerve compression due to herniated discs or bone spurs
  • Whiplash
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Slipped vertebrae

 

Neck pain can start quite suddenly, like after an auto accident or fall, or it may creep up on you, increasing slightly day by day until it’s severe. 

 

The two broad classifications for neck pain are acute neck pain, which lasts for six months or less, and chronic neck pain, which lasts longer than six months. Both types of neck pain need treatment, as acute pain could become chronic without intervention. 

When do I need treatment for neck pain?

 

Neck pain isn’t normal, so you should always pay close attention to the pain and how it affects you. If your neck pain happens frequently, or if it happens less often but still disrupts your life, it’s time to call Acupuncture Health Services for help. 

 

Many people who see Dr. Beys for neck pain have a history of pain and have already tried many other treatments. However, other approaches may be failing, or you might want to take a more natural approach instead of relying on potentially dangerous pain medicines. That’s where the treatment options at Acupuncture Health Services shine. 

How is neck pain treated?

Dr. Beys uses acupuncture, a traditional treatment technique that originated in the stone age. With acupuncture treatments, Dr. Beys painlessly inserts fine filaments (thin needles) into key points in your neck. 

The filaments trigger an injury response from your body, which brings blood to the affected area. The increased local circulation gives your neck a large amount of oxygen and nutrients to stimulate the healing of damaged tissues and pain relief. 

Acupuncture also triggers the release of endorphins, the relaxation and feel-good chemicals in the brain. Some major studies also show that acupuncture affects the pain receptors to essentially block pain signals. 

Dr. Beys is also an herbalism specialist who can prescribe natural remedies that support your health and ease your pain. Other treatments like cupping are available as well. 

To book your appointment at Acupuncture Health Services, call the office or click on the online scheduling link today.

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