Car Accident Recovery Using Acupuncture
Acupuncture care after a car accident can dramatically accelerate your recovery. It can also reduce the chances for any long-term, residual health problems and related costs. Additionally, treatment is covered under your personal injury protection (PIP) and Medical Payments (MedPay) auto insurance plan.
Of course, regardless of how minor your injuries might seem, it is very important to seek medical care right away. It is always recommended to visit an emergency department immediately after an accident to be evaluated for life-threatening or serious injuries.
Injury occurs when the body is forced into a rapid movement faster than the tissues can accommodate. Depending on the speed and severity, injuries can range from head trauma, fractures, contusions, muscle sprains, concussions, shoulder and knee trauma, etc. But even with low velocity accidents, there can be delayed onset of pain and stiffness that masks muscle strain, bruising and other trauma that is not immediately obvious. Symptoms may not show up for up to 36 hours after the accident. If the injury is not obvious, you may continue with regular activity and cause further injury. These injuries can be the most problematic as they may turn into a pain that stays with you indefinitely.
Acupuncture Treatment for Car Injury Pain
Acupuncture treats pain and injury by activating the body's own healing capacity. It increases the circulation of blood and vital elements in the body that accelerates tissue repair. This increase in circulation restores the tissues to a normal state more quickly, increasing flexibility, reducing pain, and resolving the injury.
One big advantage to acupuncture is that it is a passive therapy. The body does not have to be stretched, re-aligned, adjusted or manipulated in any way during the treatment. This is important because immediately following an automobile accident they can often cause more pain and inflammation.
Also, acupuncture works on all aspects of the body. This means that acupuncture can also improve the mental/emotional effects that often occur after an accident including; stress, PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, or depression.
If you are recovering from a car accident, give us a call at 303-834-8141 or use our online scheduler.