Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that originates in Ancient China and is widely used throughout the world today. The basic principles of this practice are inserting very thin needles into pressure points throughout the body to relieve muscle tension, stress, and can aide greatly in healing muscle trauma. It is also used in the treatment of chronic pain, neurological problems, stroke rehabilitation and post surgical recovery. Cicero Ortho-Med Center offers acupuncture services to our patients either on its own or as a part of a larger therapeutic plan. This in combination with our full range of Physical Therapy services offers our patients a wide range of options based on their comfort level and their needs.
In our society, our heavy reliance on motor vehicles leads to many accidents and types of injuries. The most common of these is whiplash, which is a result of hyperextension followed by flexion in the neck muscles. This can happen in many circumstances, not only car injuries of course, but it is the most common injury suffered from even light fender benders. Acupuncture can drastically help relieve the symptoms of whiplash, such as headache, neck pain, numbness in ones extremities etc. At Cicero Ortho-Med Center, our acupuncturists are experienced in working with these injuries, to get you back to health as soon as possible. We will outline a plan, number of treatments and areas to be focused on after an intake and consultation has occurred.
Many people who seek out acupuncture services have histories of chronic headaches, which can sometimes be symptomatic of a larger health problem or simply a tension headache, migraine, or a combination of both. The acupuncturists at Cicero Ortho-Med Center have a great deal of experience is treating patients with acute migraine symptoms as well as patients seeking prevention. Emotional stress is a known cause of this ailment which affects your nervous system as well as your muscle tension. Acupuncture for this is most often performed on the arms and lower legs. Ultimately, our goal at Cicero Ortho-Med Center is to find a treatment which will aide in the prevention of your tension headaches as well as migraines so you can live uninhibited by this painful malady.
Acupuncture is most effective for treating chronic pain, which includes chronic muscle pain in all parts of the body such as menstrual cramps, lower back, neck pain. It is also used in the treatment of arthritis, facial pain, pain from shingles, and spastic colon and colitis conditions. By activating certain nerves in the body, chemicals such as endorphins are released and block the message of pain being delivered to the brain. This in conjunction with with a physical therapy treatment at Cicero Ortho-Med Center can drastically improve the quality of life of anyone experiencing chronic muscle pain issues. This age old remedy has been practiced in the West since the middle of the century and we believe our professional acupuncturists and its benefits can truly make a difference.
Our therapists will listen to your health concerns and provide solutions that will get you back on the road to health and happiness.