If you’ve been injured in an automobile accident, you should know that acupuncture in Frisco TX can be an effective treatment for accident-related whiplash and other physical trauma. In the days and weeks after an accident, you may not even realize that you have serious, underlying problems because you’re receiving short-term treatment with painkillers, but eventually the painkillers will be discontinued and the pain symptoms that you’ve been suppressing will return in full force. Acupuncture can help with long-term pain relief.
Acupuncture in Frisco TX: Whiplash Is A Violent Injury
Whiplash is a common name for what is more appropriately known as cervical acceleration-deceleration; it is one of many possible injuries from car accidents and involves the sudden and violent tossing of the head and neck. Whiplash is a combination of soft tissue injury to muscles, tendons and ligaments and cervical spine misalignment. It can take a long time to fully heal, typically anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, and recovery time is dependent upon how much tissue and what type of tissue was damaged. Muscles tend to heal faster, while ligaments can take a long time to heal.
Acupuncture Frisco: The Symptoms Of Whiplash
The signs and symptoms of whiplash usually develop within the first 24 hours of an injury and can include:
▪ Neck pain and stiffness
▪ Increased pain with neck movement
▪ Headaches starting at base of skull
▪ Tenderness or pain in shoulders, upper back or arms
▪ Tingling or numbness in arms
Acupuncture Frisco TX: Acupuncture Can Help With Whiplash Symptoms
Over the years, acupuncture has developed an excellent reputation as a treatment for relieving pain. In fact, many patients who haven’t found relief from traditional medicine turn to acupuncture as an alternative therapy. A traumatic injury like whiplash can lead to stagnation of the body’s qi , or energy, as well as stagnation of the blood flow to damaged tissue. Because the main goal of acupuncture is to encourage the normal flow of qi and blood, it can be effective not only at eliminating pain but in increasing energy levels, enhancing a patient’s ability to perform daily tasks, alleviating depression and reducing reliance on addictive pain medications. In a study performed by the U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information, acupuncture was proven to help patients with balance disorders resulting from cervical spinal injuries associated with whiplash.
Get help for your whiplash-related pain. Call Tieperman Health & Wellness at (214) 705-1799 to find out more about acupuncture in Frisco TX and how it can relieve pain and other symptoms. You can also visit us online at tiepermanhealth.com to learn more about our services..
Acupuncture In Frisco TX
Frisco TX Chiropractor | Tieperman Health & Wellness
8760 3rd St
Frisco, Texas 75034