Dr Balko will examine you to determine the extent of your injury and determine a course of treatment to best serve your individual needs given your situation. Pain can be caused by any number of issues including: muscle, tendon, ligaments, discs, bursa or a combination of these. Dr Balko will be able to use your current medical records and examinations to determines the best course of action for you.
There are conclusive studies which show acupuncture releases the body’s natural pain reducing hormones (endorphins) and results in the patient feeling more flexible and relaxed. From this treatment, the patient experiences reduction in symptoms (pain, swelling, limited mobility) and begins to heal due to the increase in circulation to the affected area.