“I have chronic pain in my upper back, and decided to try something new. I was previously hesitant, since I wasn’t really sure about acupuncture. After a little bit of research, I decided to give it a shot.
All I can say is, wow. What an incredible treatment. The “needle” thing only took a second to get past, once I realized that he had put several in without me even feeling the penetration.
I put “needle” in quotes, because they are so small, and not what I would typically associate with the idea of a needle in a doctor’s office.
Overall, it was an incredibly rejuvenating experience, and left me feeling renewed and painless. I look forward to future appointments, and will strongly recommend Derek Kirkham to everyone I come in contact with who has any issues with pain or stress.”
Acupuncture was shown effective in the treatment of chronic neck pain.
In a 2004 study, 68% of the individuals that completed the study reported improvements (pain reduction) of over 50%. There was a 85% reduction in pain when the neck pain was present less than 3 months and a 78% reduction when the pain was present less than 6 months.