Albuquerque, NM (Pitch Engine) January 21, 2012 Dr. Theroux, founder of Desert Health Acupuncture in Albuquerque, New Mexico knows about neck pain treatment and neck pain relief. Neck pain is due to inactivity, poor posture, car accidents, and also sports injuries. Severe chronic neck pain can be even more serious if the cause of the pain is due to a traumatic incident like an fall, an auto accident or a football neck injury. Pain medications like Percocet are prescribed by western medicine doctors to control pain. Percocet is an opiate based narcotic. Narcotics like Percocet increase the dopamine levels (dopamine is a natural hormone formed by the brain. Dopamine is critical to human ability to deal with stress, to deal with anxiety and to sleep. At normal levels dopamine enhances human ability to make good decision and deal with cravings) in the human brain. Too much pain medication can increase the dopamine in the human brain, which in turn can leads to addiction problems. Traditional pain killers like Percocet do not heal the cause of neck pain, it only masks or reduces the pain.
Chronic neck pain can be treated with regular weekly acupuncture treatments. Other options for relief of neck pain include massage therapy and chiropractic treatment. The problem with massage therapy and chiropractic treatment the per treatment cost is very high and the extended effectiveness that neck pain sufferers want is there for a day or two, but the relief is not usually long lasting. Acupuncture is done by applying tiny flexible needles into the human body at designated points. Acupuncture therapy done the right way will relieve chronic neck pain. Acupuncture doctors receive training and teaching that gives them knowledge about every single acupuncture point on the human body and what points to treat specifically for hundreds of human bodily ailments. Acupuncture doctors know the human body. Acupuncture can be administered the traditional way where acupuncture needles are inserted then manipulated by twisting the needle gently or by inserting an acupuncture needle then attaching a heat element or electrical current element to produce the desired result or effect.
Acupuncture treatment for neck pain has been shown in studies to be a very effective. Albuquerque patients of Dr. Theroux have experience neck pain relief after only a handful of treatments.
About Desert Health Acupuncture
Desert Health Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Clinic, and Albuquerque acupuncture clinic, is located in Albuquerque, NM near the corner of Comanche and Carlisle in the North East Heights of the city. Their address is 3500 Comanche NE, BLDG A, Suite 3, Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Abbey Theroux and Dr. Erin Keetso are D.O.M.’s and they are licensed by the State of New Mexico
Dr. Abbey Theroux
3500 Comanche NE, Bldg A, Suite 3
Albuquerque, NM 87107