Nerve Compression / Radiculopathies
Radiculopathies of the neck and back refer to conditions in which the nerves exiting the spinal cord become compressed or irritated, leading to pain, numbness, and weakness that radiates along the affected nerve pathway. Acupuncture, including neurofunctional acupuncture, has demonstrated potential in reducing pain associated with radiculopathies. Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles at specific acupuncture points along the body, stimulating the nervous system and promoting the release of endorphins and other natural pain-relieving substances. By targeting the underlying mechanisms of pain transmission, acupuncture can help alleviate inflammation, improve blood flow, and modulate the perception of pain. Neurofunctional acupuncture further enhances these effects by specifically targeting the nerves and neural pathways associated with the affected area. It aims to restore proper nerve function, reduce nerve inflammation, and promote healing. Through these mechanisms, acupuncture and neurofunctional acupuncture can provide relief from pain caused by radiculopathies of the neck and back, improving overall comfort and functionality for individuals experiencing these conditions.