Acupuncture for Auto Accident Injuries

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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 Therapycurrent deals

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.