The Elephant in the Room

Every now and then, a patient asks me if I treat myself. I do. As I write this, I’m sitting on a kitchen chair with needles in my gluteus medius muscles, which, according to Travell & Simons’s The Trigger Point Manual, are the adductors of the thighs related to “pain when walking, when lying on the back or on the affected side, and when sitting slouched in a chair.” As noted in my previous post, I almost always treat these muscles when someone complains of lower back pain. I don’t have lower back pain or pain when walking but I do slouch in my chair more than I want to, and I’ve been waking in the morning feeling a little stiff, finding it hard to get out in the winter for exercise as often

Minimize pain. Maximize performance.

William Weinstein, Acupuncture 


3 Cherry Hill Road

New Paltz NY 12561


In Cherry Hill Plaza at

Performance Sports & Wellness


Hours by appointment

Weekdays & Saturdays

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