Pain, Age & Acupuncture

Pain, Age & Acupuncture

Everyone knows that little aches and pains start to creep in as we age. They become part of everyday life and something that most feel that they just have to suffer through. I often wonder though, if you woke up one day when you were 18 years old with all of the aches and pains that you deal with when you are 40, 50 or 60, would you feel like a Mack truck hit you. Would you think “Holy crow, what just happened!” You would probably go to the doctor and try to find out what went wrong and what you could do to fix it.

How Did I Get Here?

But these thing creep in slowly, a knee that bothers you once a week, a back that goes out occasionally, neck pain that crops up every now and again. You ignore these things, take a pain reliever and say oh, it’s just part of getting older. Five-or ten-years pass, and you can’t exercise like you used to, your back is affecting your work and your neck bothers you and keeps you from sleeping well. How did you get here? By ignoring the signs your body was sending you. If you broke your leg, your body would send you such strong pain signals that you couldn’t ignore them. But the aches and pains associated with aging come on over years and you make accommodations, especially when we are taught to “toughen up” and “push through it”. Don’t wait until these aches and pains become so deep seated that they are hard to deal with. Listen to your body and get the help that it is asking for.

How Acupuncture Can Help

If patients would come in for treatment when these aches and pains start, they are easy to deal with the use of acupuncture. Treatment plans are short, and some changes can be made to prevent the problems from recurring. The longer a pain syndrome has been present, the harder it is to correct, the longer it takes to treat and the higher the cost. When patients wait until they are older and the problem has been around for decades, the body’s natural healing abilities are not as robust and even with treatment, it is more likely that the situation will be one of pain management rather than complete healing and recovery.

Pain is not an inevitable byproduct of getting older. It is your body telling you something is wrong. Listen and get help. Acupuncture is a great way to reduce or even eliminate pain. Call today for a free 30-minute consultation!

​Princeton Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Our patients know just how effective treatments are for these and a host of other problems. Steven Hoffman, a New Jersey Licensed Acupuncturist and Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, will provide you with a thorough intake and evaluation and a clear, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan that will insure that your goals are met or exceeded. Do you want to move past these or other problems? We will help you thrive not just survive!

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