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15 YEARS OF NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN

My name is Beth A.  I came to Abundance Acupuncture in September, 2006 because I was suffering from shoulder pain, neck pain, knee pain, stomach and intestinal issues, irritability, and fatigue.  I had some of these problems for as long as fifteen years and all of these problems had gotten worse in the last six years.  I suffered from daily pain.  I would be sitting at work and have a terrible aching in my shoulders and neck and it would be hard to think of anything else.  I took ibuprofen before bed and during the day every day for over a year.  

I also found it difficult to sleep, which left me feeling fatigued, irritable, and hopeless.  This made it difficult for me to do any exercise or activity that involved my arms.  It would hurt to lift weights or raise may arms above my head.  It made it hard to pick up my daughter and take the dog for a walk.  My knees would get sore from doing aerobics and other high impact activities.

I went to physical therapy but it made the pain worse.  I tried chiropractic, went to an orthopedic doctor, and even had an appointment with a rheumatologist.  I tried medications such as Ibuprofen, Excedrin, and muscle relaxers but everything I tried seem to make very little change in the intensity of my pain over all.

I began to feel some improvements in my condition after nine treatments at Abundance Acupuncture.  At this point in time my condition feels 75 % better. I now feel more energetic and I am able to exercise more easily without pain or with much less pain.  I have also had significant improvement in other symptoms like my irritability, fatigue, and with the stomach and intestinal issues.   During the treatments I felt a gentle prick and then the energy.  I relaxed and fell asleep during most treatments. The clinic is very peaceful and calming and the staff is caring and helpful.

I would recommend acupuncture to anyone with chronic pain because it really works to get to the source of the problem and doesn’t cover up the pain or symptoms.  It really helps!

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