Spine, General Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine located in Redwood City and Santa Clara, CA

Acupuncture services offered in Redwood City and Santa Clara, CA

See the experts at SOAR Spine and Orthopedics in Santa Clara and Redwood City, California, if you have an injury, degenerative disease, or ongoing pain but want to steer clear of surgery. The skilled general orthopedics and sports medicine specialists offer acupuncture to improve your body’s natural ability to ease pain, regrow cells, and heal. Call the office today to learn more, or use the online booking tab.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a holistic treatment rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. It uses tiny needles inserted into specific points in your skin to reduce pain and enhance overall wellness. Acupuncture is a highly effective method for easing pain caused by diseases, injuries, and age-related wear.

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

The benefits you can expect after undergoing acupuncture therapy at SOAR Spine and Orthopedics include:

  • Less pain
  • Faster, effective healing
  • Reduced stress
  • More energy
  • Enhanced well-being
  • Better quality of life

Acupuncture stimulates your body’s natural painkillers, reducing the need to take addictive medicines or undergo invasive procedures.

What is acupuncture used for?

Your SOAR Spine and Orthopedics provider could recommend you try acupuncture to ease the discomfort associated with:

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Chemotherapy side effects
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Dental pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Age-related tissue degeneration
  • Arthritis

When you experience ongoing or crippling discomfort, ask your SOAR Spine and Orthopedics specialist if you’re a candidate for acupuncture or another conservative pain-relieving solution.

Is acupuncture right for me?

After discussing your symptoms, medication, lifestyle, and medical history, your SOAR Spine and Orthopedics specialist determines which treatment best suits your needs. They complete a physical exam and can order bloodwork, nerve testing, joint fluid tests, X-rays, or other imaging procedures before developing an effective pain-relieving treatment.

What should I expect during my treatment?

During acupuncture, you rest on a comfortable table. Your SOAR Spine and Orthopedics provider inserts tiny needles into specific points of your body. After needle insertion, you relax. Sometimes your provider manipulates the needles after insertion or applies electrical pulses or heat to them to enhance the results.

Each treatment session lasts 10-15 minutes, but every patient has unique needs. Your specialist then removes the needles, and there’s no downtime afterward.

What happens after acupuncture?

You could feel energized or relaxed after acupuncture treatments.

The SOAR Spine and Orthopedics team lets you know when to schedule your next acupuncture session to achieve long-lasting, highly effective results. You might undergo 6-8 treatments.

Over the next few days and weeks, you can expect your symptoms to improve. SOAR Spine and Orthopedics also offers individualized exercise instruction, including strength and balance training, yoga, tai chi, Pilates, the Feldenkrais Method, medically supervised weight loss, and many other holistic pain-relieving methods.

Call the office today or book an evaluation online to learn more about acupuncture at SOAR Spine and Orthopedics and learn if it’s right for you.