Acute Pain

Acute Pain

Acute Pain services offered in Staten Island, NY

If you’ve developed sudden acute pain that’s interfering with your life, reach out to Twin Acupuncture in the New Springville neighborhood of Staten Island, New York City, New York. Acupuncture specialist Kerri Kuhlsen, L.Ac., c.SMA, offers holistic care to anyone combatting acute pain. To request an initial consultation, call or text the office or fill out the online form today.

Acute Pain Q&A

What is acute pain?

Acute pain is linked to specific injuries or diseases. Normal pain is a useful way for your body to communicate that something is wrong, but acute pain interferes with your quality of life and can worsen if left untreated. If it lasts more than 12 weeks beyond the initial trauma, it’s considered chronic pain.

What are common causes of acute pain?

Twin Acupuncture can help you address a wide variety of ailments, including:

  • Sports injuries
  • Women’s health issues
  • Pain from muscle tension
  • Surgery recovery
  • Discomfort during pregnancy

If you’re unsure if your pain should be considered acute or chronic, or if Twin Acupuncture can help, call the office for Kerri’s expertise and help.

How is acute pain addressed?

Acute pain treatment works to treat the underlying cause and restore the health of your nervous system. Twin Acupuncture offers a range of services, including:


Acupuncture is the practice of inserting hair-thin needles into specific pressure points in your body to help you recover more quickly, rebalance your energy, and improve your mental and physical health. It increases the circulation of your blood supply, oxygen, and nutrients to damaged or overworked areas.

Acupuncture can also help you feel better mentally and emotionally, which can be vital if a long road to recovery has you feeling depressed or anxious.


While otherwise similar to acupuncture, this treatment uses a gentle electrical current for further stimulation. This can help you treat acute pain and facilitate the restorative rest you need to heal.

Dry needling

Also called intramuscular manual therapy, this treatment is like acupuncture but with important differences. Acupuncture focuses on holistic balance, while dry needling is an alternative practice used to address trigger points, which may be especially prevalent after an illness or injury.

Overworked muscles can contribute to acute pain, and dry needling helps them finally let go. Treatment enables your body to circulate oxygen and nutrients into areas that still aren’t fully recovered.

Don’t keep suffering when solutions are available. To learn more about how Twin Acupuncture can help you get back to living the life you deserve, fill out the online form or get in touch with the office by calling or texting today.