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How Acupuncture Will Complement Your Chiropractic Care


Benefits of Combining Chiropractic Care and Acupuncture

Chiropractic care and acupuncture are both effective methods for treating pain and various conditions. When they are combined, they can provide even greater results. Learn more about how using acupuncture in conjunction with chiropractic methods at Peterson Chiropractic can help you heal, below.

How Acupuncture Works 

Acupuncture is a technique in which very thin needles are inserted into areas of the body that are in pain or connected with various conditions. This process helps in several ways, including breaking up tension and drawing blood and healing nutrients to the target area.

How Chiropractic Care Works 

Chiropractic methods are utilized to correct problems in the hard tissues of the body, many of which impact the body's soft tissues. Among other things, these methods are very beneficial in ensuring proper alignment and decompressing nerves and muscles.

Power of Combining These Forces for Pain Management 

Both chiropractic care and acupuncture pave the way for greater results with the other. As tension is relieved through acupuncture, muscles and other soft tissues do not bind as tightly to the hard tissues. This means that any adjustments and manipulations can be more effective, as there isn’t so much interference.

As the hard tissues are realigned, they take unnecessary pressure off of the soft tissues. Without this pressure, the spine can more easily stay properly aligned, which helps keep tension and inflammation at bay.

Any additional acupuncture treatments can then address issues that might not be obvious at first. And any additional adjustments or decompression therapy can do the same. Overall, the combination can produce very comprehensive results.

Schedule a Pain Management Visit with Our Durham, NC, Chiropractor

Would you like to learn more about either treatment or experience the benefits for yourself? Call Peterson Chiropractic today at (919) 286-7202 to schedule an appointment.

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  • "I was diagnosed by an orthopedic surgeon with a buldging disc. I was in constant pain. There were times it was painful to turn over in bed. I could not bend to tie my shoes. The most painful thing was that my active lifestyle was completely changing. I could not play golf or exercise without pain. I was treated by a physical therapist, and then a chiropractor for about nine months. This treatment temporarily relieved a lot of my pain. Dr. Peterson told me the DRX-9000 had helped others with my condition. After the first two weeks of painless treatment I could tell a difference. I now play golf without pain. I just played in a three day tournament. I can even tie my own shoes. I do recommend this treatment."
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