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Learn how biomedical acupuncture can transform the management of chronic pain in your neck, shoulders, and lower back! In this video, we delve into how acupuncture balances the autonomic nervous system (ANS), helping to reset your body’s stress response and provide lasting pain relief.

Your stress system has a dual nature: the sympathetic system that revs things up and the parasympathetic system that calms things down. Chronic pain often causes an imbalance, with the sympathetic system stuck in overdrive. Acupuncture can help reset this balance, reducing pain and enhancing overall well-being.

Explore how biomedical acupuncture targets specific points to interrupt stress patterns, promoting heart rate variability (HRV) and restoring equilibrium in the ANS. This natural approach offers a safe, effective way to manage pain without relying solely on medications.

Interested in finding out how acupuncture can help with your chronic pain? Call us at (619) 287-4005 for a free consultation!

Chronic pain is a complex condition that affects millions globally, often leading to a significant decrease in quality of life. In this video, we explore the scientific findings behind chronic pain, focusing on neuropathic pain, a type of pain arising from dysfunction within the nervous system itself. When traditional pain signals (sensory nerves or “ouch” nerves) and the body’s natural location indicators (the proprioceptive nerves or the “GPS” nerves) malfunction, the result is a confusing, often debilitating signal of pain without an apparent cause.

We delve into the reasons why these “GPS” nerves might start sending erroneous signals, including unresolved injuries, systemic inflammation from issues like blood sugar or digestive problems, and the pervasive effects of chronic stress. These factors can create a feedback loop of pain and inflammation, making the nervous system more susceptible to pain signals over time.

Biomedical acupuncture emerges as a promising solution in this context. It aims to reset the malfunctioning nervous system, particularly the “GPS” nerves, encouraging the brain to release natural painkillers known as enkephalins. This approach not only offers relief but also serves as a diagnostic tool, helping to identify whether neuropathic pain is the root cause of chronic discomfort.

If you’re battling chronic pain and traditional methods haven’t brought you relief, biomedical acupuncture might be the breakthrough you need. In just 6 to 12 sessions, many patients experience significant improvements, opening the door to a more effective, personalized treatment plan.

Dr. Mario Mancini invites you to learn more about how biomedical acupuncture can aid in managing chronic pain and enhance your overall well-being. For those interested in exploring this innovative treatment option, we offer free consultations to discuss your specific health concerns and how our integrative approach can help.

Call us at (619) 287-4005 to schedule your complimentary consultation in San Diego, CA. Join us on the journey toward a pain-free life, guided by the latest in medical science and holistic health practices

In this enlightening video, we dive into the intricate debate between the medical and legal interpretations of spinal disc injuries as seen through medical imaging, such as MRI scans. The conversation revolves around the critical concept of “causality” – determining whether an injury depicted in medical images is directly related to a specific accident or if it existed prior. This distinction is pivotal in both medical diagnostics and legal disputes over injury claims.

The video references a seminal study by Fardon and Milette in 2001, which aimed to standardize the terminology for various spinal disc conditions identified in MRI scans. This initiative highlights the medical community’s focus on the appearance of disc injuries, rather than their genesis. However, in legal contexts, the emphasis shifts towards establishing whether a disc issue is attributable to a recent trauma or is a pre-existing condition, underscoring the importance of understanding the nature of disc damages and their origins.

We explore the mechanics of spinal disc injuries, including the effects of acute trauma versus long-term degeneration on disc health. Special attention is given to the identification of annular tears in the disc’s outer layer, which can significantly influence the injury’s characterization and subsequent treatment strategies. Through discussions on radial and circumferential tears and their implications, we underscore the necessity of a comprehensive approach to patient care that encompasses lifestyle, diet, exercise, and overall well-being.

This video also introduces the principles of functional medicine as a holistic approach to treating patients with spinal disc injuries, emphasizing the importance of addressing the underlying factors that contribute to disc health. Whether dealing with injuries from accidents or chronic conditions, our aim is to provide viewers with insights into effective recovery strategies.

For those impacted by spinal disc issues, or professionals interested in the intersection of medical evidence and legal considerations, this video offers valuable perspectives. If you’re in the San Diego, California area and seeking expert care for injury recovery or chronic pain management, our team at the Center for Integrative Care is here to support your journey to health and wellness. Contact us at (619) 287-4005 for more information on how we can assist in your recovery.