stiff neck and shoulders for over 5 years
stiffness in the left side of the neck, which started 3 years ago.
stiffness in the shoulders has been present for about 5 years.
she does not get headaches often, but sometimes feels discomfort near the left temporal area. this symptom has been worsening for about a year.
her jaw joint is also in a bad condition, and she feels that it is getting worse little by little.
she has been going to an osteopathy clinic for about five years. she has also been seeing a chiropractor for the past 2 years.
however, her neck was not getting better, so she came to our clinic for acupuncture treatment.
swelling of the neck and shoulders was observed.
there was also swelling on her face.
palpation showed hypertension in the muscles of the posterior neck and side of the neck, including the cervical semispinalis and levator scapulae muscles.
acupuncture was performed on the semispinalis and levator scapulae muscles.
from the 1st to the 3rd treatment, there was not much change, but from the 5th treatment, there was a marked improvement in stiffness symptoms.
by the 10th treatment, the symptoms had almost disappeared.
the pain worsened after 3 months of treatment but improved after 2 or 3 treatments.