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Acupuncture for Neck Pain (Osteoarthritis)

Posted by Peng Zhang on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, In : Muscular-skeletal system 

Allan is a 68-year-old semi retired farmer. He complained of an 18 months history of worsening neck pain. The pain was going up to the back of his head and down to his shoulders. He also felt dizzy and couldn't control his balance when walking. The pain was really quite severe and he had to go and lie down to give his neck a rest on occasions. This was wearing him down and definitely interfering with his every day activities. He had tried lots of pain killers but not had obvious relief and al...


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Acupuncture for Neck Pain (osteoarthritis)

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, April 29, 2013, In : Muscular-skeletal system 
72-year-old Jenny had osteoarthritis in her neck for many years. Three years ago her neck pain got so bad that she had to have two intervertebral discs replaced, and the pain eased a lot. Two days ago she woke up with a very painful and stiff neck. The pain was so severe that she couldn't move her head. She suspected it might have been caused by a fall she'd had a week ago. She phoned her GP to describe the problem and ask for an appointment, but was told that it's not surprising to have some...

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Acupuncture for Neck Pain - Typical Case 1

Posted by Peng Zhang on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, In : Muscular-skeletal system 

Yvonne first came to see me in 2006, when she was having a pain in her neck. The pain came without any known reason. It was excruciating and travelling down to her left arm. She couldn't move her head and couldn't sleep well either. This made the 47 year-old lady burst into tears when she was telling me the symptoms. According to what I found in the examination I reckoned it was a muscle spasm, and four points in her neck, shoulder and arm were selected for acupuncture. After half an hour's t...


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