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Seeking Alternative Treatment after an Accident: Acupuncture and Chiropractic Care

January 16, 2016 Hastings and Hastings

A car accident place an incredible amount of strain and trauma on your body. Even if you were wearing you seatbelt and you have no major injuries to report immediately following the collision, problems could develop in a few days or weeks.

You should always contact a healthcare professional and receive a checkup after you have been in an accident. Having proper documentation of injuries could prove invaluable if you end up involved in a personal injury suit. Your number one priority should always be your health. Ask your healthcare professional what actions you should take. If you are interested, you may consider alternative treatment such as chiropractic care or acupuncture.

Acupuncture for Car Accidents

In medical studies, acupuncture has actually been proven to alleviate the symptoms of whiplash. Primarily, acupuncture has been shown to reduce swelling in the neck and lower pain levels. Acupuncture may also assist in healing by stimulating and promoting blood flow. Acupuncture uses ultrafine needles which are inserted at very precise locations in the skin. The application of the needles is almost entirely painless. In fact, many acupuncture patients fall asleep during treatments!

Chiropractic Care for Car Accidents

In Chiropractic care is commonly prescribe following a car accident. Chiropractors manipulate the joints in the neck and the back to facilitate healing. It is generally recommended to accompany chiropractic care with physical therapy. You should always consult your primary physician before considering an alternative therapies such as acupuncture or chiropractic care.