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We use a holistic approach to help those suffering from acute or chronic neck, back, shoulder, and knee pain.
At San Diego Sports Acupuncture, we see a wide range of athletes, from overworked engineers stuck at a desk all day to Olympic competitors and world record holders. Our patients have a variety of injuries, some acute and others are many years old.
We treat all injuries, acute or chronic, located anywhere in the body. Common ailments include knee, back, and shoulder pain.
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Real Results for Real People
Increase local circulation to reduce inflammation and promote tissue healing with acupuncture
Restore muscle tone to neutral with Sports Medicine Acupuncture®
Correct posture and pelvis alignment with stretching, soft tissue work, and exercises
Increase local proprioception and restore functional movement patterns
I'm four weeks out from the biggest powerlifting meet of the year and a week ago, I was lying down on the gym floor unable to squat even 25% of my normal weights. I had no idea how I would be able to squat without pain and get my training down in time for the meet. I reached out to Sean at San Diego Acupuncture. He set me up with Uzi and I was seen the following day. After just one treatment, I was able to deadlift my max amount. After two, I was able to squat with full use of my body with minimal pain. Uzi was knowledgable and really cared about his work. He wasn't only concerned with helping me be out of pain, but finding the root cause of the issue. He also explained everything he was doing and even double checked if it was OK to touch me when treatment was given. I felt completely at ease. Not only did I get wonderful treatment, but I was taught after care to help my issues not come back. I truly felt like Uzi saw the whole picture and worked hard to get me out of pain. I'm seriously so grateful to him for giving such amazing care. I will be a loyal client for as long as I am in San Diego. Note: Valerie ended up breaking the world record for deadlift in her weight category twice at that competition.Valerie D.
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Restore integrity to the lumbar-sacrum junction by reducing local inflammation and muscle guarding in the lumbo-pelvic tissues and increasing proprioception.
Relax muscle spasms in the lumbar region.
Restore shortened muscles to their normal length, focusing on right abdominal wall muscles and bilateral hip flexors.
Perform postural exercises to correct hip disparity & muscle imbalance to improve antalgic posture and gait.
“I have been dealing with back issues on and off for almost 10 years. …At the beginning of 2018 I knew I needed to start taking care of the situation. …Then the incident with the cockroach happened and I immediately knew I had done some serious damage. There would be times after that that I would be lying on the floor in absolute agony. …MRI confirmed severe disc degeneration at L4-5 and L5-S1. …3 days later I was on the operating table. The surgery was a huge success. …Everything seemed great and the next 4 months I didn’t really have pain. …Then after about 4 weeks of doing the first set of exercises since the operation, like indoor cycling, swimming and hiking I woke up one morning and couldn’t stand up straight. At first, I thought it would be temporary. But very quickly I realized that this was a real problem and the pain and now inability to stand up become a great concern. …At first, I went to a chiropractor which didn’t fix the problem and at times almost made it worse. I then was recommended to see Uzi by a friend. …The first thing Uzi did was to change my mindset from fear to building confidence in the practice of acupuncture and myself to get back on track. The sessions were intense. My left side of my back’s muscles were like concrete and relaxing those took weeks alone. Even with the back muscles relaxed I was still leaning to the right although now I was standing more upright. However, walking was becoming easier and Uzi had given me some exercises to work on my hip alignment. The real breakthrough was after a difficult time over the holiday period. …I still remember how exhausted I felt afterwards but it also seemed to be the turning point. After this session my mobility and back alignment was starting to progress forward more rapidly. …Uzi, along with all the fantastic treatment and knowledge he gave me, made sure I stayed mentally healthy and positive.”Harris
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Restored Range of Motion of the Rotator Cuff
Reduced tension caused by shortened pectoral muscles on the shoulder
Reduce pain in the shoulder
Patient was able to return to powerlifting without pain and limitations
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We have been in private practice for over a decade and have seen just about everything. Don’t take our word for it, see why our patients recommend San Diego Sports Acupuncture!
Still Not Convinced?
In Chinese Medicine, injuries are broadly categorized as either “cold” type or “hot” type. A recently sprained ankle is a good example of a hot type injury. It is red, swollen, hot to the touch, and very tender upon palpation. In general, hot type injuries are acute.
By contrast, Osteoarthritis is a cold type injury. It feels better when heat is applied and worse in cold weather, there is no obvious redness or swelling, it feels better with massage or pressure. In general, cold type injuries are chronic.
San Diego Sports Acupuncture is well equipped to treat any form of hot or cold type injury.