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Whether an injury is resulted from a motor vehicle accident or from physical activity, when left untreated, damaged tissues or joints can lead to chronic debility and pain. Pain medications and anti-inflammatory agents can provide great short-term relief, but if the injured area is not treated promptly, it may eventually lose function and integration with the rest of the body even if the pain resolves. Many acute injuries end up leading to chronic impairments.
At the acute phase of an injury, acupuncture at help decrease inflammation, reduce swelling and bruising, lower the pain response, and stimulate repair.
For the chronic phase, acupuncture can relieve muscle spasms and pain to restore range of motion, strengthen weakened muscle to reestablish stability, and promote local blood circulation to speed up healing.
Some of the common sport injuries treated by acupuncture include, but are not limited to:
Most car insurances will cover 100% of the medical services needed to treat car accident injuries, so don’t delay any needed treatment until chronic problems develop. Call your insurance to ask about the Personal Injury Protection that you’re entitled to and see a practitioner for an evaluation as soon as possible.
If you are interested in finding out more about your symptoms and what acupuncture can do for you, contact us today.