Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese art of needling “energy flow pathways” to create “balance” in these pathways. It can be effective for treatment of spine pain but it normally is only temporarily effective. There are now “dry needling therapists” that treat trigger points. Their effectiveness is still under research.


For more information on non-surgical treatment options for spine, neck and back pain, or for additional resources on orthopedic spine surgery, please contact Dr. Donald Corenman at his Vail, Colorado office at 970-479-5895.

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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.