AcupunctureEdward Negovetich, MD also performs acupuncture. He completed his training through the Helms Medical Institute sponsored by the UCLA School of Medicine. He is also a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a system of health care that involves insertion of very thin needles at strategic points along energy channels of the body. Each needle manipulates the energy flow. The result is an unblocking and balancing of energy that reduces or eliminates pain and allows the body to heal naturally.
Acupuncture therapy usually involves a series of treatments in an outpatient setting. Each patient receives a personalized assessment and customized plan of therapy. An acupuncture visit generally lasts 30-60 minutes and involves the use of sterilized, individually wrapped stainless steel needles. You may feel a brief, sharp sensation when the needle is inserted, but generally the procedure isn’t painful.
Dr. Negovetich uses acupuncture to treat musculoskeletal issues including those associated with the back, knee, neck, foot, shoulder and more.
Appointments are required, and self referrals are welcome. You may want to speak with your doctor to determine if acupuncture is right for you.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. This information should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems or diseases and is in no way meant to be a substitute for professional medical care. Please consult your physician if you suspect you have a health condition or serious medical problem.
Sports MedicineWhether you get hurt during an end-zone catch or playing 18 holes of golf, Dr. Negovetich and MMCH's sports medicine team can help you get back in the game. Our team specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries caused during sports or exercise. Common injuries we treat are listed below:
- Contusions (bruises) - injuries to the soft tissue, often caused by a kick, fall or blow
- Strains - injuries to a muscle or tendon, caused by overuse, force or stretching
- Sprains - twisting injuries to ligaments, often affecting the ankles, knees or wrists
- Overuse injuries - injuries resulting from repetitive demand over the course of time, including tennis elbow, swimmer's shoulder, runner's knee, jumper's knee, Achilles tendinitis, shin splints, etc.
- Dislocations - when bones in a joint become displaced or misaligned
- Fractures - breaks in bones
- Concussions - traumatic brain injuries
- Minor cuts and scrapes