According to the US Census BureauIn, in 2010 Nearly 2.6 million drivers and passengers were treated in emergency departments after being in a motor vehicle crash.
Many of us have experienced some sort of motor accidents which result in injury. Those aches and pains from the injury are an indication that the area has suffered damage. The majority of auto accident and injury victims are unaware of hidden injuries because at times medications are masking the pain. Pain-relief and anti-inflammatory medications provide excellent short-term pain-relief by blocking the production of pain-causing substances (prostaglandins). When an injury occurs, not only is tissue damaged, but also the injured area loses its integration with the rest of the body.
Whiplash injury is the most common injury suffered from a motor vehicle accident. Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissue of the neck, also referred to as neck sprain or neck strain. It is often caused by a sudden forceful movement of the neck, but with no direct contact to the neck. It may include injury to the joints, discs, ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots. Acupuncture is one possible treatment for this type of injury.
Hyperextension of the neck upon impact results in a number of capillaries and tissue fibres being broken, which, if left alone, can cause scar tissue development. In many cases, abnormalities can not be viewed upon x-ray and there is no visible injury. As a result, the seriousness of an injury is often initially overlooked.
What Acupuncture Can Do For Your Auto Injuries
Acupuncture is an effective treatment for the complicated injuries sustained in auto accidents. With accurate diagnosis and assessment our acupuncturists can steer the course for your quick and complete recovery.
If you just had an auto accidents recently please call us at (425) 392-8881 and schedule for your free consultation right away. The sooner we begin the treatments the faster the recovery. Pain or discomfort can be easily managed within the first three months. Don’t wait! Call us today to find out how drug-free, all natural alternative medicine can help you to recovery fast!