Musculoskeletal pain affects people from all ages. Some people may injure their muscles while playing sports. Other may suffer from back pain as a result of bad posture at work. Many simply get pain in their joints as a result of years of wear and tear.
In each case, acupuncture can help relieve the pain, soreness, and fatigue. This can lead to faster recovery, the consumption of less pharmaceutical drugs, and the prevention of future injury. One study on university basketball athletes showed that acupuncture was an effective way for enhancing the body’s recovery after exercise. Another review article in 2015 found that there is evidence to show that laser acupuncture is effective in the long term to manage musculoskeletal pain. In another study published in the journal Brain, acupuncture was found to improve pain relief for people suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. In each study, real acupuncture was more effective than randomly inserting needles at different points in the body, showing the pain relief seen was not just a placebo.
No matter what type of musculoskeletal pain you suffer from, acupuncture can be an effective tool in bringing relief. Acupuncture is safe and promotes your body’s natural healing of itself. The most important thing is choosing an experienced professional for your treatment. Dr. Mansouri is a licensed, board certified acupuncturist with over 20 years of experience helping patients with musculoskeletal pain and other conditions in the Irvine and Orange County area.