Car or bike accidents happen, even when you are careful. The impact of the accident injury may not be immediately apparent, but it is important to seek medical attention even if you only experience minor discomfort. It may take a few days or a few weeks to notice the physical and the emotional impact of the accident on your body. Acupuncture is an effective treatment for auto or bike injuries that relieves pain without medication and restores your body back to health. Abigail Ballaban at ASK Acupuncture is experienced in treating auto or bike injuries and offers a variety of healing options for accident injury victims suffering from acute or chronic pain.
If you experience a motor accident injury, the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) on your auto insurance usually pays for your acupuncture and massage at no cost to you. In Oregon, your auto insurance typically covers up to $15,000 of your medical expenses that result from a car accident injury.
Common Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
- Back and Neck Pain
- Broken Bones
- Head Injuries or Headaches
- Herniated Disc
- Leg and Knee Pain
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Whiplash (ligament, muscle, or tendon injuries)
Acupuncture Supports Accident Recovery
After a car or a bike accident, people often reach for over-the-counter pain relievers or stronger prescription medications. Acupuncture provides a drug-free and non-addictive healing option to get pain relief. Acupuncture works with the body’s natural healing processes to reduce inflammation and pain, while addressing emotional distress, such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD. Acupuncture enables your body to speed the recovery time after a traumatic event without relying on pharmaceutical drugs. Acupuncture can also help improve your range of motion after an injury and enable you to get back to your daily activities quickly and safely.
Acupuncture Targets Pain
Unlike other health treatment options, acupuncture is able to specifically target parts of the body that are experiencing pain. Many patients experience inflammation that only affects a small portion of the body. Acupuncturists use fine needles to pinpoint these spots that are troubling a patient. Needles can be placed directly above where the patient is experiencing inflammation and at other pressure points linked to the inflamed area.
Abigail also offers a no-needle pain relief self-care kit for the times when getting to the acupuncturist feels like too much.
Acupuncture Relieves Emotional Stress
Acupuncture can help relieve emotional stress or trauma in addition to physical pain. A car crash can increase anxiety and lead to depression and insomnia if left untreated. Some patients also experience unexplained headaches or migraines that could be related to emotional stress.
Acupuncture Resets the Body after an Accident
After an auto or a bike accident your joints may be out of line, your muscles may be bruised, and your body can have an overarching feeling of fatigue. Victims of accidents use acupuncture as a way to reset the body. Acupuncture can pinpoint specific areas of the body to allow the energy of the body, or qi, to flow freely. Many times, auto or bike injury patients feel as though their body is functioning normally, but that something doesn’t feel quite right. Choosing acupuncture is an excellent way to reset the body after being in a car or a bike crash.
Contact Abigail Ballaban
Contact Abigail at (503) 389-8938 for more information on how acupuncture can help reset your body after an auto or bike accident.