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Posted by Gary on May 29, 2000 at 15:55:39:

In Reply to: acupuncture for neck posted by Don on May 14, 2000 at 09:33:00:

: I have finished my second session of acupuncture for neck pain,stiffness and head aches. I have (psoriatic arthritis) and feel at this point there is no improvement and it may be worse. I am scheduled for my 3rd treatment tomorrow, but I am not sure if I want it or not. Has anyone had any luck good or bad using acupuncture for neck problems?

Hi, I'm thirty, and about a year ago I woke up with the stiffest painful neck. I had never had a problem like this. My range of motion is not the same. And it pretty much hurts most of the time. Around Christmas I tried Chinese Acupressure massage and Acupuncture treatments. Both practitions recieved Degrees in thier field in China the Acupuncturist being recognized as a doctor both here and in China. I went for about two weeks. Luckily patients only pay for one treatment a week. All other treatments in the same week are free. Initally he suggested that if I were to feel improvement it would be rare for it to happen after one week.I gave it two weeks with 6 treatments. Ironically I also complained about shoulder pain. After two treatments my shoulder felt great,(he only used 3-4 needles on my shoulder). We both agreed that this was probably not going to help my neck though. The healing accupressure massage didn't really cure it but it does give the muscles and nerves a reprieve from the pain. Right know I am trying Glusomate Condroitin. Good luck and post again if you decide to give it another try and it works.

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