Acupuncture for Car Accident Injuries with Dr. Lee, ND, L.Ac
Acupuncture is an effective treatment to help you heal quickly from soft tissues injuries sustained in a car accident.
- reduce pain and inflammation
- reduce muscle spasms
- speed up recovery time and prevent re-injuries
- reduce stress and anxiety (mind-body connect from optimal healing)
- restore proper mobility and range of motion in affected joints and soft tissues
When cars collide, the force is transferred to your skeleton, muscles, and soft tissues causing injury and pain. Just like you take your car in for repair at the body shop, you should see an expert in healing the your physical body.
Research on acupuncture and car accident injuries:
Acupuncture Reduces Pain after Whiplash Injury
Reference: “A Randomized Trial Comparing Acupuncture and Simulated Acupuncture, for Sub-acute and Chronic Whiplash,” Cameron ID, Wang E, et al, Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 2011 April 7; [Epub ahead of print]. (Address: Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia).
Summary: In a randomized, controlled study involving 124 patients between the ages of 18 and 65 years, with chronic (85%) or subacute whiplash-associated disorder (WAD, grade I or II), treatment with acupuncture (specifically electro-acupuncture, 12 treatments over the course of 6 weeks) was found to be associated with significantly greater reduction in pain intensity at 3 and 6 months follow-up, as compared to subjects who received a simulated but not real acupuncture treatment. The authors conclude, “Real electro-acupuncture was associated with a significant reduction in pain intensity over at least 6 months.” Additional research is warranted.