Acupuncture Treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease

Acupuncture can be an effective complementary therapy for managing symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), a condition where natural age-related wear and tear on the spinal discs causes pain, weakness, and numbness. Here’s how acupuncture might help:

  1. Pain Relief: Acupuncture is renowned for its pain-relieving capabilities. It stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, and affects the way pain signals are processed by the brain and nervous system, providing relief from the chronic pain associated with DDD.
  2. Reducing Inflammation: Chronic inflammation around degenerated discs can exacerbate pain and hinder healing. Acupuncture may help reduce this inflammation by modulating immune system responses, potentially alleviating discomfort and promoting a more favorable environment for healing.
  3. Improving Mobility: Pain and stiffness from DDD can limit mobility. By alleviating pain and reducing inflammation, acupuncture can help improve range of motion and flexibility, making daily activities more manageable.
  4. Enhancing Circulation: Acupuncture can improve blood flow to the affected areas, which is beneficial for healing and reducing pain. Enhanced circulation can help deliver nutrients and oxygen to degenerated discs and surrounding tissues, supporting tissue repair.
  5. Stress Reduction: Chronic pain from DDD can lead to stress and anxiety, which can further exacerbate pain. Acupuncture promotes relaxation and reduces stress levels, potentially decreasing the perception of pain and improving overall well-being.
  6. Holistic Health Improvement: Acupuncture treats the individual as a whole, addressing not just the symptoms but also the underlying imbalances that may contribute to the development and progression of DDD. By restoring balance and promoting the flow of Qi (vital energy), acupuncture aims to improve overall health and mitigate symptoms.
  7. Support for Spinal Health: While acupuncture cannot reverse disc degeneration, it can support spinal health by addressing symptoms and contributing factors of DDD, such as muscle tension, which can impact spinal alignment and health.

Treat Orthopedic Pain at DeCicco Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be a valuable complementary therapy in orthopedics, offering non-pharmacological pain relief and functional improvement for various musculoskeletal conditions. By stimulating specific points on the body, acupuncture can release endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, reducing pain and inflammation associated with orthopedic issues such as arthritis, back pain, tendonitis, and post-surgical recovery. It enhances circulation, promoting tissue healing and recovery, and can improve joint mobility and muscle stiffness, aiding in the rehabilitation process. Additionally, acupuncture can help regulate the body's pain perception pathways, providing relief for chronic pain conditions. By addressing both the symptoms and the underlying causes of musculoskeletal disorders, acupuncture supports holistic healing and functional restoration, making it an effective adjunct to conventional orthopedic treatments.