Neck Pain

Neck Pain services offered in Bellmore, NY

Neck Pain

Whether you hunch over a computer at work or have osteoarthritis, neck pain can limit your ability to enjoy life. Licensed acupuncturist Lisa Senay, LAc, understands how the burden of neck pain affects your well-being. At Shoreline Acupuncture in Bellmore, New York, Lisa uses acupuncture and other holistic techniques to relieve discomfort and improve your quality of life. Call the acupuncture clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Neck Pain Q&A

What causes neck pain?

The neck is a complex structure that includes seven vertebrae and several intervertebral discs, ligaments, muscles, and various soft tissues that provide support, mobility, and protection for the spinal cord. Many conditions and injuries can lead to short-term and long-term neck pain, including:

Poor posture

Poor posture can strain the neck’s muscles and ligaments, leading to tension and discomfort.


This degenerative condition occurs when the cartilage between the neck’s vertebrae breaks down, leading to bone-on-bone contact and inflammation.

Herniated disc

A herniated disc causes the soft inner material inside an intervertebral disc to protrude through the outer casing and compress nearby nerves or the spinal cord.

Spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis can develop when the spinal canal narrows, placing pressure on the spinal cord and surrounding nerves.

How does acupuncture help relieve neck pain?

Acupuncture is a dynamic treatment that can relieve neck pain in several ways, including:

  • Relaxes muscle tension, which can promote better posture
  • Releases endorphins that can reduce pain perception
  • Improves blood circulation to encourage faster healing
  • Regulates the nervous system to relieve neuropathic dysfunction
  • Reduces stress to loosen tense neck muscles

After an initial evaluation at Shoreline Acupuncture, Lisa can develop a personalized treatment plan to target the root cause of your neck pain and help you find relief.

I am getting acupuncture for neck pain. What can I expect?

Once you’re comfortable, Lisa inserts ultra-thin, sterile, single-use needles into specific points in your neck. You may feel mild pressure, but this should subside quickly. She may manipulate the needles to enhance your treatment’s effectiveness. Most acupuncture sessions for neck pain take about 30-60 minutes.

How frequently should I get acupuncture to treat neck pain?

Lisa usually recommends starting with two acupuncture sessions a week. After evaluating your progress, she may encourage more or less frequent treatments. Acupuncture is most effective when you attend regular sessions. To ensure lasting relief from neck pain, visit Shoreline Acupuncture at least once a week.

Can other alternative treatments target neck pain?

Shoreline Acupuncture offers several alternative treatments for neck pain, including:

  • Pain-relieving topicals and lotions (including white flour oil)
  • Hydrocollator heating pad
  • Cupping therapy
  • Infrared therapy

Neck pain can diminish your ability to participate in the activities you enjoy. To start your path toward relief, call Shoreline Acupuncture today or schedule an appointment online.