Yesterday morning I had 3 back to back patients who had numbness and tingling in their arm. This is a common problem that can be caused by a couple of different issues. Let’s dive into what I see most in clinic. The Main Culprit for Arm Numbness When Sleeping The most common cause of arm
Do you ever wake up in the morning and your neck is stiff and it’s hard to turn to one side? Some people call this a crick in their neck. Most describe it as the type of stiffness that makes changing lanes hard when you’re driving. Let’s dive into what’s actually causing a crick in
Everyday I have at least one patient who tells me their back hurts when they get out of a chair. They usually come to me with a long history of MRI images showing arthritis in their facet joints, bulges, herniations and degenerative disc disease. So what causes back pain when getting out of a chair?
The short answer is, YES! Acupuncture can help with the nerve pain from shingles. Acupuncture works directly on the TRPV1 nerve receptor that causes the common burning pain you feel with shingles. If you want to dive into a scientific study that proves acupuncture helps shingles pain, then keep reading. Otherwise, just click the book
We’ve known of 3 common nerves since 1957 that help 80% of people with low back pain! They’re called your cluneal nerves. The problem is most doctors just don’t learn about them and don’t have any tools to treat them. In my clinic in Tampa, FL I treat cluneal nerves with perineural injections, dry needling
Do you have chronic pain? Some common areas people have pain are their back, knee, neck, shoulder, hip, elbow and foot. Cortisone shots are sold as a quick fix, but they only provide relief for a short period of time and have been proven to actually be harmful. In this article we’ll discuss the side
You wake up with your back hurting, every morning. It’s hard to get out of bed when you know the pain is waiting for you. And it seems like no matter what you do, pain just keeps coming back. Trust me, you’re not alone. I’ve done ~30,000 dry needling & acupuncture treatments and most people
You’ve been suffering with sciatica for years, and you don’t know what to do anymore. Sure, it’s possible that your sciatica could get better on its own after a few months of rest. But if you’re not willing to wait that long, there are some things you can try today. How Effective Is Acupuncture For Sciatica?
Yesterday I had a patient with excruciating shoulder pain that radiates down his arm into his wrist/hand. Of course he had X-ray, MRI, and ultrasound that all were completely fine. After 2 steroid injections that didn’t help and 6 weeks of physical therapy he came to me. No one had done a physical exam where
The poor piriformis muscle gets blamed for a lot of butt pain, especially in runners. Butt (see what I did there) it’s not usually the problem. Let’s dive into the anatomy of the butt and see what could be causing that glute pain and talk about some strategies like dry needling to fix it. There