What to do when nothing else works?
Every single day I meet someone new that tells me that, “nothing has worked for me”.
Literally every single day.
Usually the story starts off with a little ache or pain and a referral to a specialist. Six referrals, 2 Mri’s, an x-ray, and a handful of useless pills later, they wind up in my office looking for a real answer. At this point their pain is limiting them from doing something and the pills and months of physical therapy didn’t work. Then their doctors start talking about surgery.
The thing with surgery is that there is no guarantee that you won’t feel worse after it’s done.
If I had a nickle for every time I met a new patient that had back surgery and felt worse, I’d be driving a red Ferrari right now.
Here’s the real problem.
Symptoms don’t show up until there is a significant loss in function.
If you’re dealing with chronic back pain, then the nerves in your back are just constantly sending pain signals and your muscles are working on overdrive. This means the dysfunction causing your pain is a structural imbalance involving your nerves, your muscles, and your circulation.
If the treatment you decide to use doesn’t help with all three of those areas, then you will never get anything more than temporary relief.
The amazing thing about acupuncture is that it helps all 3 of those areas and overtime can calm down the pain signals, relax tight and painful muscles, increase your circulation, and get your body to release natural anti-inflammatory and pain killing endorphins.
Seriously. All from acupuncture.
When I tell someone this, usually the first thing they ask is, “why didn’t my doctor tell me this years ago?”
So when you’ve run out of options, just call my clinic at 813-534-0311 to schedule a free consultation to see if I can help you. Trust me when I say, I’ve seen dealt with pretty difficult cases that nothing else was helpful for.
I always tell patients that acupuncture is the last resort with the best results and when you feel like you’ve tried everything but nothing has worked, then it’s time to try acupuncture. Really it’s best to try acupuncture long before you get to that point ;).