When you examine the biology of the neck, it’s easy to see why neck pain and stiffness can occur. Your neck is tasked with balancing the weight of your head and skull on the top of your spine. The muscles, tissues, and joints in your neck are under extended pressure, especially if you have had:
- Poor Posture
- Recent Car Accident
- Stress and Tension, and More
Something as simple as sleeping in the wrong position or staring at a laptop puts a great deal of tension of the tissues in the neck, and can quickly lead to developing neck stiffness.
Acupuncture as a Neck Stiffness Treatment
At Spine Center Atlanta, we perform a variety of spine treatments for those that have persistent neck pain. One of our most popular non-invasive treatment is acupuncture, which has proven success at relieving back and neck pain.
In ancient Chinese medicine, acupuncture works by restoring the flow of qi (energy) within the body. Small needs are placed in specific points in the body (acupoints) that release blocked qi and help energy flow throughout the body.
In modern times, acupuncture is still a popular treatment for neck stiffness. In addition to restoring the flow of qi, acupuncture:
- Stimulates Natural Healing – The needles of acupuncture stimulate the natural healing process, helping support your neck muscles and tissues.
- Releasing Natural Pain Killers – When the needles are placed in the neck and back, your body releases endorphins. Endorphins are the pain killers of the body, reducing neck pain and increasing good feelings.
- Reduces Local Inflammation – Research has shown that acupuncture seems to reduce local inflammation in the targeted areas. This makes it easier to move neck muscles, and alleviates neck tissue stiffness.
For those that are struggling with neck pain, acupuncture provides a targeted treatment that can address your neck discomfort symptoms and give you greater range of motion again. With a combination of both ancient Chinese medicine and modern technology, acupuncture provides a natural treatment that can relieve your neck pain symptoms.
Is Acupuncture Right For You?
Acupuncture is one of many effective treatments for neck pain, and a great choice for those that struggle with stiffness and discomfort. Our certified Acupuncturist, Taian Wang at SpineCenterAtlanta is top-notch. For more information about acupuncture or to learn more about some of the other useful treatments for neck pain, please call SpineCenterAtlanta today at (404) 620-6409.