Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain services offered in Bellmore, NY

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be a persistent and debilitating condition that disrupts your daily life and diminishes your ability to enjoy your favorite activities. Finding effective relief is essential for restoring comfort and well-being. At Shoreline Acupuncture in Bellmore, New York, licensed acupuncturist Lisa Senay, LAc, offers a holistic approach to chronic pain management, including acupuncture and complementary therapies. Call the acupuncture clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Chronic Pain Q&A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is persistent discomfort that doesn’t resolve with rest and home remedies. It can last for six months or longer, affecting your daily life. Without treatment, chronic pain can limit your ability to function properly at work, school, or in your personal life. It can also worsen over time, leading to further injury or discomfort.

What qualifies as chronic pain?

Chronic pain can manifest in various forms and affect people in different ways. Shoreline Acupuncture specializes in treating many chronic pain conditions, including:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Neck pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic headaches (migraines, tension headaches, etc.)
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Cancer-related pain

At Shoreline Acupuncture, Lisa tailors your treatment to address your specific pain and its severity.

I have chronic pain. How can acupuncture help?

Acupuncture targets chronic pain in several ways:

Pain relief

Acupuncture can stimulate the release of endorphins and other neurochemicals, which are natural pain relievers. 

Anti-inflammatory properties

By stimulating specific signaling pathways, acupuncture may help reduce inflammation to improve range of motion, promote healing, and ease pain.

Improved blood flow

Acupuncture enhances blood circulation to affected areas, promoting healing and reducing pain, particularly in conditions like muscle or soft tissue injuries.

Nervous system regulation

Targeting specific acupuncture points in the body helps regulate the central nervous system, which relieves discomfort from neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and other chronic conditions.

Relaxation and stress reduction

Promoting relaxation and reducing stress are benefits of acupuncture, which can relieve pain from tension and stress-related conditions.

What can I expect from acupuncture for chronic pain?

Lisa uses the highest quality needles to perform acupuncture for chronic pain. These ultra-thin, single-use needles are surgical grade for precision and comfort. After assessing your condition, she chooses the appropriate needles and depth, targeting specific acupuncture points in your body, sometimes twisting and manipulating the needles for enhanced effectiveness.

Are there other alternative treatments for chronic pain?

Shoreline Acupuncture offers many alternative treatments for chronic pain that can complement acupuncture, including:

  • Cupping therapy
  • Pain-relieving topicals and lotions (including white flour oil)
  • Hydrocollator heating pad
  • Infrared therapy

Lisa’s orthopedic approach targets your chronic pain holistically to relieve discomfort and improve your musculoskeletal function. Call Shoreline Acupuncture today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.