Relieve Shoulder Pain With Acupuncture
Causes of shoulder and neck pain
There are many different reasons for experiencing shoulder pain, and it is one of the most common types of musculoskeletal pain amongst adults. Shoulder pain often contributes to pain in the neck as well. This pain can occur due to improper or over usage, pinched nerves, injury, arthritis, or simply the degeneration of muscle tissue over time. In most of these cases the pain is a direct result of inflammation and/or tight muscles. Sometimes this pain can go away on its own, but may last up to 12 to 18 months.
How Acupuncture can help
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment that increases blood flow, and reduces inflammation. It also releases powerful endorphins to counteract pain. In turn this improves the range of motion in the shoulder and neck, and allows tightened muscles to relax, further reducing pain.