I had hurt my shoulder when I was playing football in high school. That was several years ago, and I thought that the pain was just something that I was going to have to live with. I went to college and tried to play ball, but those days were just over for me. Instead, I got a business degree and moved to Illinois. I was rooming with one of my friends from high school, and he was surprised I still suffered from that football injury. He told me that I should consider seeing a Chicago acupuncture expert as he felt that I would be able to get a lot of relief from it.
It is not that it was bothering me on a regular basis. There were just things I could not do quickly, like raising that arm, and rainy days were really bad for me. My friend is really into alternative options, but I had never seen him as healthy as he was when we first started rooming together either. I figured that he knew what he was talking about, so I went ahead and made an appointment to have some acupuncture done.
I really was not sure what to expect on my first appointment. The treatment room is extremely modern though, and the staff was friendly and very professional. I was in a prone position, and about a dozen fine needles were inserted into different areas around my shoulder. I thought that it would be uncomfortable at the one end of the spectrum and very painful at the other, but I was wrong. It did not hurt at all because of how fine the needles are. They stayed in me for about 30 minutes, and it was a very peaceful and relaxing time. I went back several times, and the pain is simply no longer there. I even play football again now with old friends!