Yours in Health,
Yes acupuncture is a safe and effective modality to treat chronic neck pain if administered by a licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac, P.OM, DAOM, PhD, MD). Just remember that not all chronic neck pains are the root causes of the problem.
Danny Khounh , DAOM, P.OM.
Scott Sang In Lee
Richard Mandell, Lic.Ac.
If your pain is caused from muscular skeletal issues such as tension or arthritis, generally acupuncture is safe and can be helpful for neck pain. Talk with your primary care physician about the cause of your neck pain and options, and take the time to find a skilled, well-trained, and appropriately credentialed/licensed acupuncturist.
Acupuncture is good for most neck pain, but it really depends on the cause that created the pain. You should talk to your acupuncturist.
Enjoy your experience!
Be well, be confident, we can help.
Second, just because the pain is IN he neck does not mean that the needles will GO into the neck. Sometimes the treatments are local (near area being treated) and sometimes they are distal (away from area being treated). So, there's really no worry either way.