Yesterday, we in the Monadnock Region of NH received over a foot of heavy, wet snow which got heavier and wetter as the snow turned to rain. Everyone was out shovelling, snowblowing, plowing or otherwise moving snow around, just to get in and out of the driveway and create walkways to wood piles, cars, etc. It had to be done! But how many of us woke up this morning with sore back, elbows or shoulders? Even after running my snowblower, a device designed to eliminate the physical work of shovelling, my back is sore for a day or two.
What happens if the pain doesn’t go away within a day or two? First: don’t wait! Visit your acupuncturist, your chiropractor, your massage therapist, etc., but do get some body work ASAP. The longer an injury lingers, the longer it takes to resolve with treatment. Getting treatment early will likely result in a quick turnaround, allowing you to spend less time and money in treatment and more time and money living and enjoying your life.
Acupuncture prompts a reduction of pain and inflammation in a recently-injured joint by triggering a release of endorphins (your body’s pain-killing chemicals) and encouraging new blood cells to migrate to the injury, which will help repair damaged tissue and carry away old blood cells and other debris. Most of the patients I see with a recent injury feel significantly better after just one visit and find their symptoms resolve after two to three visits.
If you’d like to make an appointment with Julie Permut, Lic Ac, click here to self-schedule online or call us at 924-6624 Tuesday through Friday to make an appointment the old-fashioned way.