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How Acupuncture Can Offer Relief for Those Suffering from Migraines

At NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine, we’re proud to offer a variety of care and treatment options to our patients that need help with headache relief. Today, there are many over-the-counter options for treating headaches, many new medications and procedures that have been shown to offer relief, and there are also trials for new treatments occurring all over the world every day.

Modern medicine has created solutions to thousands of ailments and issues that people suffer from. However, there are a handful of ancient treatments that the medical community is still happy to use over a thousand years after they were pioneered. One particularly useful ancient treatment is acupuncture.

There’s a perception that acupuncture isn’t effective when compared against modern medicine. While the evidence is somewhat inconclusive on acupuncture alone (few studies have been conducted), the studies on acupuncture used in tandem with modern medicine show it to be effective at reducing occurrences of migraines.

According to studies reviewed in June of 2016, occurrences of migraine headaches were reduced by half or more in 59% of individuals who took prescription medication and received acupuncture for six months. These statistics come from studies that included nearly 5,000 people that were surveyed over the past decade.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese form of medicine that dates back nearly 2,000 years. In recent years, the form of treatment has become popular all over the world for relieving pain, arthritis, assisting healing in sports injuries, treating sciatica, reducing migraines, and a number of other health benefits.

The treatment involves placing very thin needles into the skin’s surface to relieve pressure points and encourage blood flow. Exceptionally few patients report any pain at all, instead it is often described as a “tingling” sensation that many find to be relaxing. Acupuncture also has few recorded side effects, so patients typically don’t have to worry about any type of interaction with a current treatment or medication plan.

 At NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine, we believe in exploring every avenue to pain relief and treatment. To learn more about every treatment we offer to reduce migraine headaches and other ailments, please browse our site, or call and schedule an appointment at one of our offices.

  • Aberdeen

    557 South Atlantic Ave.
    Aberdeen, NJ 07747

  • Barnegat

    175 Gunning River Rd.
    Barnegat, NJ 08005

  • Jackson

    728 Bennetts Mills Rd.
    Jackson, NJ 08527

  • Freehold

    501 Iron Bridge Rd, Suite 2
    Freehold, NJ 07728

  • Manchester

    60 Lacey Rd.
    Manchester, NJ 08759

  • Point Pleasant

    1104 Arnold Ave.
    Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

  • Neptune

    4057 Asbury Ave.
    Neptune, NJ 07753

  • Surgery Center

    475 Route 70
    Lakewood, NJ 08701

  • Toms River

    367 Lakehurst Rd.
    Toms River, NJ 08755

  • Lincroft

    5 Swimming River Road
    Lincroft, NJ 07738

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If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, and orthopedic surgery, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine.

We have eight offices and one ambulatory surgery center (ASC) located in and around Monmouth County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, and we have many patients that visit us from the following towns:

  • Jackson, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Any many others

Since the beginning, our doctors and staff have been committed to treating patients who suffer from several different types of painful spine, joint, and orthopedic conditions. Furthermore, our goal is not only to reduce pain through physical rehabilitation, therapy, or any of our procedures and treatment options, but to help all of our patients have their functionality and quality of life restored.

Doctors with Superior Medical Knowledge and Compassion

One of the many benefits of choosing NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is that we only use the most innovative and modern treatment options and procedures. Furthermore, every service and treatment option we offer is available at each of our six offices. Therefore, you should expect to receive the treatment you need whether you visit our office in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Manchester, NJ, Aberdeen, NJ or Tinton Falls, NJ. Furthermore, when patients come to one of our offices, they are always greeted with smiles and treated with kindness.

Every member of a team is respectful and empathetic, and will go to great lengths to ensure your pain management needs are addressed. Another reason to choose our medical practice is because our team makes it one of their highest priorities to stay at the forefront of medical research so that they’re offering the best care possible. Lastly, our physicians and staff also make certain that patients have the knowledge they need to help them live pain-free lives.

Comprehensive and Customized Care Provided by NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine

While some patients may only require one service and/or treatment option and procedure, others may require customized care plans to help them get back on their feet. After your initial evaluation, your physician will create a custom-tailored treatment plan that they feel will offer you with the pain relief you want. In fact, you should not only expect to be recommended with a treatment plan that will help to reduce and/or eliminate your pain, but one that will aid in increasing your activity level, and reducing the amount of pain medicine you take. In the end, you will be provided with a comprehensive and customized care plan that will greatly improve the quality of your life.

Even though pain is an unavoidable part of life, it doesn’t mean you must suffer from it all throughout your lifetime. To learn more the doctors and staff at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our pain treatment options and procedures, and our locations in and around Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ, please browse our site. To make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to do so online, or give one of the offices closest to your home in Brick, NJ, Lakewood, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Glassboro, NJ, or another area a call today.