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Noreen Long, DC
Acupuncture and Chiropractic in Black Mountain
403 A West State St.
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
Successful Resolution of Severe Disc Herniation
A male patient, age 45, came for treatment in February 2011. He had been diagnosed with severe disc protrusion (C3/C4) which caused dramatic pain (10 out of 10) radiating down from the neck to the arm below the elbow. It included tingling in two fingers. The pain was caused by the nerve which was bruised by the herniated disc. The patient showed a significant limitation in range of motion.

A combined treatment program was applied. It was composed of chiropractic adjustments, herbal remedies (3 WHITEE patches), ultrasound as well as neuromuscular release (special massage technique). The program was prescribed for a total of three weeks (3 times a week) and two more times afterwards. Upon completion of the 9 sessions the patient started an intersegmental traction program for one month (5 sessions once a week).

The outcome of the treatment has been outstanding. Upon completion of the three-week program the patient had regained his full range of motion. The pain had been completely removed. He returned back to his full duties as a carpenter (physical work). The results have been sustained ever since. The patient has been very happy with the outcome.

Successful Treatment of Migraine
A female patient, age 19, came for treatment in July 2011. She had been diagnosed with severe migraines and was referred by her neurologist whom she had seen since 2007. Her pain level was reported with 7 out of 10. Besides the migraines she suffered from neck pain.

Dr. Long applied a combined treatment program composed of acupuncture, chiropractic work, neuromuscular release, cranial sacral (massage technique) and home therapy (moist heat and neck relaxation) for a total of three weeks (8 sessions).

The outcome for the student patient was a true relief. The neck pain was completely eliminated. The head pain was reduced to 1-2 (out of 10). It occurred only infrequently after the treatment. The patient was very happy. The results have been stable and sustained.
Bussiness Hours: 8AM íV 6PM (Mo+Wed+Fri), 8AM íV 2PM (Tue+Thu)
Phone Consulting: Yes
Fees Schedule: depending on treatment plan and insurance policy (most plans are accepted)