Acupuncture is a centuries-old healing practice involving the insertion of needles into specific body points.
Research has shown acupuncture to increase the production of endorphins around the site of the inserted needles. Endorphins are the body's most effective, naturally-produced painkillers.
Musculoskeletal acupuncture specialist
Dr. Vegodsky specializes in the use of acupuncture with electricity which is especially effective for many musculoskeletal conditions including back and neck pain, sciatica, headaches, TMJ, hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and wrist pain. This technique is also sometimes called percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS). PENS helps to stimulate peripheral sensory nerves and aid in the production of endorphins to decrease pain.