A car accident can happen without any warning. Not only can it completely damage your car, but it can also leave you in a lot pain. With so many different types of treatment out there to seek after a car accident, it can be hard to decide which one is the best for you and the symptoms you are dealing with.
There are a variety of injuries that can occur after an auto accident. Some of the symptoms may appear immediately and some may take hours or days before they surface.
There are two types of injuries you can experience after an accident: Low Velocity Injuries and High Velocity Injuries.
Low Velocity Injuries occur when you are driving 10 mph or under or if you are hit by a car going 10 mph or slower. This type of accident can cause muscle strain or seat belt bruising and you may experience stiffness or pain within 24-36 hours of the accident.
High Velocity Injuries occur when you or the car who hit you are driving over 10 mph. Injuries from High Velocity car accidents usually result in your body hitting objects in the car such as the steering wheel, dashboard, or window. Common injuries are head, shoulder, or knee trauma; fractures, neck sprains, or concussions.
Its important to remember that regardless of how serious the accident was, they are not something to take lightly. You may feel stiff right away and not notice any pain until the next the day.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries people have. Symptoms may include neck pain and stiffness; headache, dizziness, shoulder and back pain. You may also experience memory loss, fatigue.
When looking for relief from whiplash or other auto accident injuries, most people do not often think of seeing their acupuncturist for help. Seeing someone soon after the accident can shorten the time it take for your body to heal itself and seeing your acupuncturist can help reduce pain right away. Acupuncture can reduce joint and muscle pain, inflammation, and help reduce stress and anxiety from the accident.or irritability to name a few.
Acupuncture has the ability to be very successful when treating people who are suffering after a car accident because it aids in the healing of soft tissues, helps relax the muscles, and relieves many pain symptoms. It’s also getting treatment of the entire body is what makes acupuncture so unique. We can treat your back and neck pain, while dealing with stress you may be having because of the accident.
Remember you always have choices for the type of treatment you see after an auto accident. Please contact us with any questions you might have surrounding a recent car accident or even one that happened years ago.
We believe in the whole body approach to medicine. Instead of simply identifying the symptoms, we address the root causes of disease and imbalance in the body by working with the modalities of Chinese medicine to develop treatment plans that meet your individual needs. We hope you find these blog posts helpful.