Pain Management Clinics – Houston, Texas
Pain Management and Acupuncture
The Acupuncture, Nutrition and Pain Clinic, located in Houston, is one of the most advanced pain management clinics in Texas. Orthopedic doctors from all areas of Houston regularly refer patients to Ms. Karen Siegel Propis, MPH, MS, RD, LD, LAc, our dedicated acupuncturist.
What is Pain, and How Can Acupuncture Help?
Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and requires immediate attention. Pain is not a problem in and of itself, but rather a symptom of a problem that may require treatment and healing. Regardless of this, pain can limit your enjoyment of life and reduce your productivity and mobility.
The acupuncture treatments provided by the Acupuncture and Nutrition Clinic can provide real, and often immediate, relief. Our patients rely on acupuncture treatments to resolve back pain, shoulder pain and knee pain, as well as pain related to chronic sciatica nerve pain and acute nerve problems. Pain management and acupuncture go hand in hand, as acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to surgery and strong chemical medications.
The Myth of Living with Pain
Virtually everyone experiences some form of pain each day, whether it’s from burning your tongue with coffee or stubbing a toe. Our brains instantly determine the intensity of the pain and eventually manage to overcome the sensation.
Pain is generally divided into two categories: acute and chronic. Acute pain usually results from a disease, tissue damage or tissue inflammation, often caused by surgery or trauma. Chronic pain is experienced on a more long-term basis, though its causes can be similar. Pain can also be accompanied, and exacerbated, by emotional distress and anxiety.
Pain is a subjective and complex condition that’s fully understood by very few. We’re often told that, as we get older, pain should naturally become more abundant and the body will continually lose agility. The Acupuncture and Nutrition Clinic is tasked with dispelling this myth through acupuncture, and treating both the causes and the symptoms of pain with safe, effective methods that have been employed for millennia.
Ms. Siegel firmly believes that patients should first seek a traditional western diagnosis for their pain before exploring all treatment options. Over the years, studies have shown that acupuncture is among the best treatment options for countless ailments, aside from broken bones and cancer.
Pain Management, Acupuncture and Sciatica
Sciatica is the term used for pain resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve. It’s typically felt in the areas between the lower back and the thighs, sometimes radiating into the calf. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, and it is usually irritated by a herniated or inflamed disk. Acupuncture provided pain management for sciatica by removing blockage from the body, reversing inflammation and allowing the body to heal itself.
Pain Management, Acupuncture and Migraines
Each day, thousands struggle with the acute pain of migraine headaches. When used in conjunction with safe and natural medication, acupuncture treatments allow many patients to reduce and even discontinue their migraine prescription drug regimens. Acupuncture treatment can even cause immediate relief only seconds after the acupuncture needles are applied to the appropriate points.
Pain Management, Acupuncture and Back Pain
Acupuncture is capable of treating both the causes and symptoms of various ailments, including back pain. Acupuncture is often used to treat lower back pain by addressing points on the body that relate tot he back, moving Qi (energy) and blood to the distressed areas. This, again, gives your body the resources it needs to manage pain and heal its root causes without the addition of prescription medications, which typically come with side effects.
If you’d like more information on how Acupuncture can help with Pain Management and Treatment, or to set up an appointment please contact us below. We are here to help!