Acupuncture Specialist

Innovation Spine Medical

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Physical Therapy located in Malverne, Queens, Lynbrook, West Hempstead, Franklin Square, Valley Stream, NY

If you’re looking for a treatment alternative to potentially addictive medications, acupuncture may be an option. At Innovation Spine Medical in New York, Dmitriy Fuzaylov, MD, and Ronald Michelli, DC, offer acupuncture therapy on-site to help you manage chronic pain conditions that affect your muscles and joints. Acupuncture stimulates your body’s own healing abilities, so you can find long-term relief of back pain, neck pain, and even migraines. Find out if acupuncture is right for you by calling the office in Malverne, Long Island, or Rego Park, Queens, today.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese practice that can effectively relieve musculoskeletal pain and improve your body’s mobility.

Treatment involves inserting slender needles into nerve-rich points on your body to stimulate your natural healing abilities and increase blood circulation.

In traditional Chinese medicine, practitioners believe the insertion of the needles clears blockages in the meridians of your body and rebalances your life force, known as the qi.

The providers at Innovation Spine Medical offer acupuncture therapy on-site to treat a wide variety of painful conditions.

What conditions can acupuncture treat?

You may benefit from acupuncture if you have chronic pain from an injury or underlying medical conditions like osteoarthritis. The providers at Innovation Spine Medical may recommend acupuncture to help manage:

  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Joint pain
  • Migraines
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Lower back pain

At your initial consultation, your physician can determine if acupuncture is a treatment option for you after reviewing your medical history and physically examining painful joints or muscles.

They may use acupuncture as part of other nonsurgical treatments, such as spinal injections, chiropractic care, or regenerative medicine therapies to help you manage pain and reduce your reliance on pain-relieving medications.

What happens during acupuncture?

During your acupuncture appointment, you lie comfortably on an exam table. The Innovation Spine Medical acupuncturist inserts slender needles into acupressure points around your body. This process may be uncomfortable for some but doesn’t cause pain or require anesthesia.

The needles remain in place for up to 20 minutes to provide you with the maximum benefit of treatment. For some conditions, the practitioner may gently move, apply heat, or deliver a low current of electricity through the needles.

Some people feel relaxed throughout their acupuncture session, and others notice an increase in their energy levels. It can take a few days or weeks to experience the full benefit of acupuncture treatments.

You can resume your usual activities immediately after treatment without any limitations. The providers at Innovation Spine Medical can determine if additional acupuncture sessions can help manage your pain based on the results of your initial treatment.

To find out if you’re a candidate for acupuncture, call the Innovation Spine Medical office nearest you or book an appointment online today.