I am the Pain Guy. (Not to be confused with being an actual pain in the neck. I'm really not – ask my wife.)
I treat pain more than anything else. Migraines, neck pain, back pain, sports injuries, pain due to aging and arthritis... As my practice has evolved, I have helped thousands of patients with pain.
I started providing acupuncture to Fort Collins in 1999. Over the years, I have begun to see that acupuncture works best when the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are combined with Western medicine. When you train as an acupuncturist, they tell you to figure out which channel the pain is on and use specific points for pain on that channel. That's a marginally effective approach, at best. It really doesn't work that well. After exploring and realizing it wasn't that helpful to my early patients, I started to integrate a physical medicine approach. I look at the specific tissues that are involved. For example, is it ligament in the shoulder or is a rotator cuff muscle that hurts? If it's a muscle, then you treat the muscle. If it's a ligament, then you treat the ligament. Those are very different points and different treatments. This blend of eastern and western is what makes me the Pain Guy. If you have pain, come see me. I can help.
More information at my website: www.fortcollinsacupuncture.com
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