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Acupuncture is amazing for KFS

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  • Posted By: leighleigh
  • May 18, 2009
  • 07:59 PM

I was diagnosed with KFS as a child and received chiropractic most of my life. C1 flips up and is fused to the Occiput and C2/C3 are fused together on the right side. The chiropractic worked well until age 25 or so when the pain and discomfort began to increase exponentially. By 30 I was about to enter pain management when I finally tried acupuncture. The results were amazing. The first treatment relieved the pain for the rest of the day. After going regularly for a few months, the pain was gone. Over a year later, I still go once a month or so just to keep it all in check.

Looking back , I feel like the pain was related to the toxins being stored in the muscles from years and years of constant contraction and tightness. I think the acupuncture worked like a drain of sorts.

Good Luck to all and give acupuncture a try if you can.

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  • I was diagnosed with KFS as a child and received chiropractic most of my life. C1 flips up and is fused to the Occiput and C2/C3 are fused together on the right side. The chiropractic worked well until age 25 or so when the pain and discomfort began to increase exponentially. By 30 I was about to enter pain management when I finally tried acupuncture. The results were amazing. The first treatment relieved the pain for the rest of the day. After going regularly for a few months, the pain was gone. Over a year later, I still go once a month or so just to keep it all in check. Looking back , I feel like the pain was related to the toxins being stored in the muscles from years and years of constant contraction and tightness. I think the acupuncture worked like a drain of sorts. Good Luck to all and give acupuncture a try if you can. Always so glad to hear peoples' stories on acupuncture and how it has helped them - thanks for sharing! As an acupuncturist I often see patients who come to me as a "last" resort (ie. they have tried EVERYTHING else and finally try acupuncture). Most are extremely happy they've tried it! Please give this form of medicine a try - www.acufinder.com or www.nccaom.org are two good websites to check out. Glad to hear you are doing so well:). Best wishesDOM
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  • I was diagnosed with KFS as a child and received chiropractic most of my life. C1 flips up and is fused to the Occiput and C2/C3 are fused together on the right side. The chiropractic worked well until age 25 or so when the pain and discomfort began to increase exponentially. By 30 I was about to enter pain management when I finally tried acupuncture. The results were amazing. The first treatment relieved the pain for the rest of the day. After going regularly for a few months, the pain was gone. Over a year later, I still go once a month or so just to keep it all in check.Looking back , I feel like the pain was related to the toxins being stored in the muscles from years and years of constant contraction and tightness. I think the acupuncture worked like a drain of sorts.Good Luck to all and give acupuncture a try if you can.I have KFS too.I am wondering what JOB people w. KFS r doing.what do u do for living?
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  • HiI have been diagnosed with KFS too and have been suffering with neck pain for past 7 years. I am 37 now and I would like to know where you got this acupuncture treatment done. I am from India-Chennai and any leads on this will be great.Thanks.
    kfswhyme 1 Replies
    • September 23, 2009
    • 05:54 AM
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  • I wanted to say that I've used acupuncture in the past for various conditions and was amazed at the results. I had three treatments for severe menstrual cramps and I've never had a problem since. It also helped acne, although I found that I needed to continue the treatment in order to keep the results. And I've had friends who say their depression disappeared with acupuncture.
    Alizee 3 Replies
    • November 23, 2009
    • 04:42 PM
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