As many of you know, for the past couple of years, in addition to practicing Chiropractic and Acupuncture I teach Anatomy & Physiology at LeTourneau University in Longview. That is a huge responsibility and really enjoy it.
To help make my Acupuncture and Chiropractic services more easily accessible I moved into a great office in the medical district in Tyler, just down the street from ETMC's main hospital. In the era of the Opioid Drug Crisis I hope that I can raise awareness among physicians as to the benefits of the Dry Needle style Acupuncture for Pain Management.
Unfortunately most insurance policies currently only cover medication, not acupuncture, not chiropractic maintenance adjustments and not the traction based spinal disc decompression treatment. For this reason we offer low cash prices and deal with no insurance companies, period. All fees are available here on the website so that there are no surprises.
The office hours for Dry Needle Acupuncture of Tyler are Monday and Wednesday 10-5 and Friday 10-2 by appointment only.
The office address is: 1324 S Beckham Ave. Tyler, TX 75701
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Dr. Dixon's has used these Amazing Dry Needle Acupuncture and Trigger Point Pain Control Techniques to stop patient's pain in its tracks since he first began learning from Dr. Yun-Tao Ma PhD in 2005. Now he is bringing that expertise to Tyler in order to help more people get relief from their pain.
Call me at 903-570-7080 to schedule, leave a message if I can't get to the phone, please. I am very booked and honestly, I often can't answer the phone but I will call you back when I am not with a patient or teaching. You may also email me at AmazingAcupuncture AT gmail.com about available appointments. (Please replace AT with @ - did you know that robot computers read the entire internet and send junk email to your email address? That is why I spell it out like I did)
What about Chiropractic and the Subluxation?
The cause of spine pain almost always begins as what we refer to as a spinal subluxation. A subluxation is a condition in the spine (or in any joint really) where two bones lose some of their normal motion and/or alignment. Nerves may become irritated, soft tissues like cartilage and ligaments can become inflamed, yet in the beginning it usually isn't painful. In time these irritations and decreased range of motion between the vertebra get worse and the longer it stays there before you notice it the harder it is to resolve once you start treatment.
Eventually, pressure, time and gravity cause the subluxation to get worse to the point that it that leads to conditions like a bulged discs or a herniated discs and eventually it also leads to disc degeneration and facet joint syndrome. It is unfortunate that so many people are not proactive about their subluxation but Dr Dixon is here to help you no matter what stage you are in.
"I have found in my many years as a Chiropractor so many people wait until it is much to late before they begin seeking a conservative solution so I began to learn Dry Needle Acupuncture from Dr Ma to help those that seemed like their spine pain wasn't responding very quickly to Chiropractic Care and eventually I even added the Spinal Disc Decompression, to my arsenal of spine recovery tools."
Dr Charles Dixon
So, Yes, bulged discs or herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and facet joint hypertrophy are just a few of the "named" spine problems that originate years earlier as what we Chiropractors call spinal subluxation. That might be avoided if you actively protect your spine by exercising, stretching and if necessary, utilizing chiropractic adjustments.
If your fortunate enough to catch the subluxation early it can be just a matter of a good wellness care plan (including core strengthening) to keep your spine as subluxation free as possible throughout your lifetime. This type of treatment program is easy to accomplish.
The longer your subluxations sit there, locked in place and wearing on the cartilage the more difficult and time consuming the treatment becomes. That is why many chiropractors have to have you pay thousands up front for the months or even years of treatment it usually takes to resolve your problems. I believe repeated adjustments are necessary but I make that so affordable its crazy.
Typically people don't show up in my office until things are pretty bad and pain is usually the thing that finally causes people to take action. This used to happen over and over until I started using Acupuncture. At first I used the Meridian Based Acupuncture but really they taught us "formulas" and I did not find my success rate satisfactory. In 2005 Dr Yun-tao Ma and his dear wife Mila authored the definitive textbook on Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management and it changed my practice forever. I began using his technique immediately. I already did Acupuncture so it was just a change in the mindset of how I placed the needles.
I have been performing Dr Ma's Biomedical "Dry Needle" Style of Acupuncture for Pain Management almost every day in practice since then. Dr Ma taught in a Physical Therapy College for years and eventually he had the wisdom to "rename" his technique "Dry Needling" and then fight alongside Physical Therapists to gain acceptance from the PT Boards in many states. That is a long and divisive story (anything associated with $ always is, right) but as a result more people are receiving the Acupuncture / Dry Needling Care they need and avoiding drugs and surgery in the process THAT IS A GOOD THING! That is why I support Physical Therapists performing Dry Needling but so few affordable options really exist for patients... That is why I am opening my new Advanced Medical Acupuncture Office in the hospital district of Tyler just down the street from ETMC's main hospital campus. I want everyone to have easy direct access to affordable Dry Needle Acupuncture for controlling their many painful neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions. No referral is ever necessary.
There is a LOT of information on this website about a LOT of different conditions as well as the VERY different methods I have for treating your painful problems through Biomedical Dry Needle Acupuncture, Manual Muscle Release Techniques, Spinal Disc Decompression Therapy and @Home Trigger Point Therapy and Pain Control Techniques.
Take your time and find what you need to know and if it isn't here write me.
Charles R. Dixon, MS, DC