Background

PAIN MANAGEMENT

BENEFITS OF PAIN MANAGEMENT

Millions of people live with pain every day. Chronic pain in the muscles and joints can make life miserable. Many people take numerous drugs such as opioids, anti-inflammatories, and nerve modulators, with poor results. Often the pain simply does not go away and sometimes continues to become worse.

Acupuncture and Massage can transform your chronic or acute pain and give you your life back. Period. And, there is nothing magic about the process. Acupuncture and Massage, very simply stated, work by stimulating the body’s self-healing mechanisms. No drugs, no tricks, no gimmicks: just good, old-fashioned healing.

Both are widely accepted among the medical community, and their popularity continues to growth with patients. A recent survey found almost 3.5 million Americans said they’d had acupuncture and massage in the previous year.

At Anjuna, we can help you break free from pain and live a healthier, happier, more dynamic life. Come give our therapies a try and see how your life transforms.

BACK PAIN

Acupuncture reduces low back pain by releasing difficult-to-access muscle groups and tissue.

NECK PAIN

Acupuncture reduces neck tension by removing common knots and neck muscle tension.

SHOULDER PAIN

Acupuncture reduces shoulder pain by directly stimulating the healing response of delicate rotator cuff muscles.

SPORTS INJURIES

Acupuncture improves athletic performance by targeting common injuries with precision and effective therapy.

CONDITIONS TREATED

LOWER BACK AND NECK PAIN

Both the neck and low back are common patient complaints. Injuries include sprain, strain, bulging or herniated discs, and soft tissue injury. Due to the complexity of both the low back and the neck, we will treat only those patients that can be helped with acupuncture. Low back and neck pain must use an integrated approach, combined with complimentary modalities such as Chiropractic, PT, massage, and therapeutic exercises.

ARTHRITIS AND JOINT CONDITIONS
  • Arthritis of the hip
  • Osteoarthritis of the 1st metatarsal-phalanges joint (the“big toe”)
  • AC joint arthritis and shoulder bursitis
  • Knee osteoarthritis (anterior, medial, or lateral compartments)
  • Arthritis of the smaller joints of the wrist, hand, and foot.

TENDONITIS

Commonly treated tendons include:

  • The Achilles tendon
  • Tennis elbow (inflammation of the extensor tendon of the forearm)
  • Climber’s elbow (inflammation of the forearm flexor tendons)
  • Shin splints–(tendinous inflammation to either the anterior or the medial compartment muscles)

OTHER PAIN SYNDROMES

Anjuna Sports Acupuncture may be considered a very effective modality for treating other injuries and pain syndromes. Those who might benefit from different modalities are referred to the best practitioners in the Anjuna network and referral system.

Background

Dr. Heide specializes in the treatment of sports injuries, pain, and musculoskeletal disorders. He uses an integrated approach of traditional acupuncture and orthopedic and sports medicine to treat his patients. Using precise anatomical and orthopedic point prescriptions, such as trigger points and motor points, patient’s experience significant pain reduction.

Common Conditions treated include:

-Muscle and tendon injury
– Ligament damage, including common sprains
– Joint injury as well as chronic arthritis and inflammation
– Acute and chronic low back and neck pain
– Dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system

FOCUS AREAS

LEGS
  • Shin splints, both anterior and medial
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle sprain
  • “Big toe” (1st MTP joint) osteoarthritis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Pes anserinus inflammation
  • Metatarsalgia achilles bursitis
  • Fat pad syndrome

SHOULDERS

Muscle strain, tears, tendonitis, and inflammation usually respond well to acupuncture. Other injuries that benefit include bicepital tendonitis, frozen shoulder, and shoulder impingement syndrome. Dr. Heide has effectively treated the following shoulder conditions:

  • Supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendonitis
  • AC joint separation, AC joint arthritis
  • Bicepital tendonitis, biceps tendonosis
  • Levator scapulae syndrome
  • Stiff Neck
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Pectoralis muscle syndrome
  • Frozen shoulder

ARMS
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow, climber’s elbow)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis of the wrist, hand, and finger joints

HIPS AND PELVIS
  • Hip (trochanteric) bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip joint
  • Sacral-iliac joint dysfunction
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • The sacral-tuberous ligament

KNEES
  • Ligament sprain (MCL, LCL).
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Patello-femoral joint pain, chondromalacia
  • Ilio-tibial band syndrome