Acupuncture for Auto Accident Injuries
No matter how hard we try to prevent it, car accidents happen. When you are involved in an auto accident, it’s important to seek medical attention, even if you only feel minor discomfort. Acupuncture is an effective holistic treatment that can help relieve pain and restore the body back to normal function after a car accident. The Wellness Center PDX offers therapeutic services for car accident injury victims, including acupuncture.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
If you have been involved in a car accident, you may be experiencing one or more of the following common auto accident injuries:
- Whiplash (muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries)
- Back and Neck Pain
- Head Injuries or Headaches
- Broken Bones
- Herniated Disc
- Leg and Knee Pain
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
It’s important to note that auto injuries may not always be apparent immediately. Sometimes it can take days or even a week for an individual to start to physically feel the impact of the car accident on their body. That’s why it is vital that all individuals involved in a car accident be examined by a doctor, chiropractor, or other medical professionals. They may be able to identify issues that the individual isn’t yet aware of.
How Acupuncture Helps Car Accident Injury Victims
After sustaining a car accident injury, many individuals may be tempted to reach for over-the-counter pain relievers or even something stronger. Acupuncture provides a drug-free, non-addictive therapy option for individuals to get pain relief after they have been involved in an auto accident.
Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing processes by reducing pain and inflammation as well as decreasing stress and anxiety. It can help speed the recovery time after a traumatic event such as a car accident without the patient having to rely on pharmaceutical drugs. In addition, acupuncture can help improve range of motion after an injury, helping patients get back to their day-to-day activities quickly and safely.
Dry Needling and Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy
Dry needling and myofascial trigger point therapy are holistic therapies that can be used to help those who have sustained a car accident injury. Myofascial trigger point therapy focuses on stimulating trigger points, or knots in the muscle, to provide pain relief and release tension. Dry needling is a popular method of stimulating these trigger points.
With dry needling, the acupuncturist will insert short, stainless steel needles into the skin at certain trigger points in your muscle or tissue. This helps to release the muscle knot or tension and relieve muscle pain and spasms. Dry needling not only provides some relief for muscular pain and stiffness, but it can also help improve range of motion and flexibility after a car accident.
Acupuncture in Portland & Beaverton
If you’re looking for acupuncture services in Portland or Beaverton, look no further than The Wellness Center PDX. Our licensed acupuncturist will work with you to effectively treat any injuries sustained from an auto accident with the goal of relieving pain and achieving optimal health.
Call today to make an appointment in Portland: (503) 389-5545 or Beaverton: (503) 389-6962.