Pain and Injury

Pain and Injury

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is hard to live with, hard to talk about, and it affects life in unexpected ways. Everyone experiences pain differently and each ache and pain should be carefully self-assessed. Chronic pain can cause irritability, lost productivity, lower quality of life, and contribute to depression.

Acupuncture is amazing for resolving chronic pain. As an acupuncturist, chronic pain is something that I am passionate about treating. Most of the chronic pain that I treat is muscle pain, headaches, or uterus related.

Each chronic pain is different and at Accessible Acupuncture, everyone receives a custom six to ten week health plan. Most plans include acupuncture, cupping, supplement recommendations, corrective exercises and stretches, and home care for when you need pain relief between appointments.

Types of Pain Acupuncture Treats

Acupuncture reduces pain by reducing inflammation, increasing blood circulation, and releasing endorphins.

Most aches and pains can be resolved with acupuncture. This isn't an exhaustive list, if you are having a pain that isn't listed please give the clinic a call at 587-879-7122 and ask if our Doctor of Acupuncture has treated that type of pain before.

  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Facial Pain & Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, & Torn Rotator Cuff
  • Elbow pain, Carpal tunnel, & Hand Pain
  • Upper Back, Mid-back, & Bra Strap or Band Pain
  • Chest pain & Rib Pain (after you have spoken to your MD)
  • Abdominal pain due to menstrual cramping
  • Abdominal pain due to digestive issues
  • Low Back Pain, Glute Pain, Hip Pain, & Sciatica
  • Knee Pain, Patella Femoral Syndrome, IT Band Syndrome
  • Sprained Ankle, Foot Pain, and Plantar Fasciitis

Sciatic Pain and Low Back Pain

Stop that shooting pain!

Have you been having pain in your bottom? Sciatic pain is a sharp shooting pain that starts in the middle of your glutes and shoots down the back of your thigh to your knee or all the way to your foot. Acupuncture can loosen up those tight muscles and stop sciatic pain.

Our doctor of acupuncture will also give you tips and tricks to stop your pain at home so you can feel great between your acupuncture treatments for sciatic pain.

Low back pain is one of the most common health concerns for seniors. Stiff muscles, joint pain, sprains, and strains can all cause low back pain. Acupuncture works to relax tight muscles, reduce inflammation, and stop your pain.


Alexandra-Paige Thievin
5 gold stars

Dr. Melanie was amazing. She had great feedback to give me about all of my conditions, and communicated very well. Very accepting and calming place. I wanted an increase in my energy and I found about a 30% increase as well as some much needed pain relief.
If you’re on the fence, I highly recommend giving Melanie a try.

Migraines are NOT Headaches

Migraines are absolutely brutal. The throbbing head pain, nausea, and light/noise sensitivity is enough for anyone to be hopeless and angry.

"I just want the pain to stop"
"Nobody understands that it isn't just a headache."
"The pain is bad, but vomiting is the worst part. I just can't stop and the nausea is unbearable"
"The pain is so bad I want to go to the hospital but the hosptial's bright light and noise make it worse. What do you do when you can't get help?"

Dr. Melanie Morrill Ac. suffers from migraines so she truly understands how awful they are. The only thing worse than a migraine is knowing that you are going to have another one. Medications only do so much.

The best thing for migraines is to find out the root cause of the migraines and resolve it with Acupuncture. With her insight into migraines both personally and professionally Dr. Melanie Morrill Ac. is able to reduce active migraines and prevent migraines from happening again.

Dr. Melanie Morrill's patients typically report a reduction in migraine days and a reduction in the severity of the migraines. Many patients migraines are fully resolved and they do not suffer from any migraines after finishing treatment.

What could you do with less migraine headaches?

Knowledgeable and Professional

Frida Pesin
5 gold stars

What an amazing experience. Melanie was knowledgeable and professional. She took the time to understand my needs and was able to recommend the right treatment for me. In addition to the treatment I left the clinic with recommendations for home care and stretches that would speed up my recovery. I left feeling fantastic.