Chronic Pain

Do you Suffer from Chronic Pain?

Pain can have many triggers, some of them may be obvious and others not so. There are many painful conditions that are extremely debilitating yet their exact mechanisms still remain unclear. People can suffer from several conditions at once and when added together creates a severely chronic painful, life-limiting condition. Everybody has the right to live pain-free but some of the current methods of pain relief are insufficient and have too many side effects.

There are many chronic debilitating conditions that may not be suited to nor respond well to chiropractic or other manual therapy treatment. These forms of treatment may have been unsuccessful in the past and this may have left you feeling frustrated.

Treatment Options

Neil uses a very powerful acupuncture technique called Battlefield or ‘rapid’ Acupuncture (BFA) that uses specific points in the ear to quickly reduce or eliminate pain. This acupuncture method was developed by Dr Richard Niemtzow, an American Air Force Colonel, Medical Doctor and radiation oncologist. The placement of tiny semi-permanent gold or silver-plated needles into these points will block pain from as quickly as 5 minutes and lasts from several days up to a year.

BFA is used across many American military institutes and aids in the reduction of pain in personnel when it is not desirable to administer opioid-based drugs. Many people report up to 75% pain reduction following one treatment (25% is considered a success with traditional pain medications). Depending on your condition it may be that you will require more than one treatment to get the desired effects.

BFA can be used alongside regular body acupuncture or it can be used as a stand-alone treatment. Administration of the treatment is not painful but some of the needles can have a little pinch when inserted as the ear cartilage is quite tough.

This technique is suited to people who may not respond well to other methods of treatment or if it is contraindicated; this will be established at your initial consultation and examination. It is also useful for people who cannot take certain pain medications due to underlying organic disease, such as heart disease.

It is important not to mask symptoms and ignore any underlying conditions that may lead to further problems in the future so not everyone will be suited to receive this method of treatment. It may, therefore, be that co-management with another therapy is required. Most people who consult are already under pain management with their GP and so treatment is designed to complement or replace their existing methods of pain management.

Imagine living a life free of the chronic pain that has affected your quality of life and ability to do what you love. For more information on BFA please contact us.