Neck pain sure is a pain in the neck! Common causes for neck pain include poor posture, stress, extra hard work, reading or using hand-held devices too much, holding the neck and/or shoulders in an unnatural position (such as talking on a standard telephone “hands free”), sleeping without proper head support, poor ergonomics while working, turning and reaching at the same time, or even exposure of the neck to a cold draft. Chronic infections, flu, Lyme disease, etc, can also include neck pain. Many people suffer neck injuries from auto accidents and/or sports or exercise related strains.
Also, most everyone has times of stress, and when we’re stressed, the majority of people who are overwhelmed by it will tell you that the physical manifestation of their stress is tightness, muscle knots, and pain in their neck and upper back. The tightness in the upper back and neck creates a slowdown in the circulation of blood and energy in the area, causing energy stagnation. In addition, as the neck becomes tight and painful, the pain can move upward causing headaches, tooth grinding, and jaw pain; or it can move downward and cause back pain and tightness, wreaking havoc with your sleep, your health, your ability to back the car out of the driveway, and certainly your attitude
Acupuncture is very helpful and quickly so! The precise location of the needles depends on the location of the pain and whether it’s sharp or dull, constant or intermittent, and other factors. Often relief is felt at the first treatment, and usually only a few are needed, with range of motion restored. When longstanding pain or injuries are the cause, then more treatments will be needed, and acupuncture will help speed the healing process. In addition, acupuncture is good at reducing the tension in the neck tendons and muscles. It can help relieve the pain and tightness in the neck by increasing the circulation of blood and energy, and it can also help to relieve stress. Acupuncture has a relaxing effect on many people and some even fall asleep during the treatment.
Sciatica and Neck Pain Disappeared Almost Immediately
“I came in to Ingri with severe neck pain and sciatica, with a pain level of 7 from a scale of 1-10. After only two treatments, I am feeling excellent! The sciatica and neck pain disappeared almost immediately, and the chronic muscles in my neck and upper back have improved dramatically. On a scale of one to ten now…my pain is at a zero!” — Stephanie G., Bethel, CT
My Neck Pain Was Better in 3 Days!
“My neck pain caused numbness and tingling constantly in my hand. After one acupuncture treatment, I was 70% better for 3 days! It worked really well! I will have more treatments! “– N. Lowden, Danbury, CT
I Am Finally Living Comfortably After Years of Neck & Back Pain
“I came to Ingri with neck and back pain, with my pain being an “8” on a scale of 1-10. After just 5 treatments, I have 50% improvement. After years of living uncomfortably, I’m finally feeling comfortable!” — J. Guertin, Bethel, CT
Acupuncture Helped Right Away!
“My neck and back have been hurting for several years. After just two treatments, I feel a 70% improvement! It was great to have such a quick improvement! So remarkable that acupuncture helped right away!” — Juilia G., Bethel, CT
After Just Two Treatments My Range of Motion is Greatly Improved
“I suffered from neck pain, with a severity of an 8 on a scale from 1-10. I tried everything else, many different kinds of medicines, pain relievers (including narcotics), physical therapy and several doctors. I finally tried acupuncture with Ingri, and was absolutely amazed at the immediate relief and improvement! After just two treatments my range of motion is greatly improved and pain level is down to a 3. Thank you, Ingri!” — J. Dougherty, Norwalk, CT