Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in vehicle accidents, especially rear-end collisions. While it may seem like simple muscle soreness, the pain, tingling and/or numbness can last for weeks, even months. If not treated properly, it could lead to compensatory movements, which often cause injuries elsewhere.
Endpoint Wellness in Albuquerque, New Mexico provides effective treatment for modern injuries based on ancient Chinese medicine practices.
What We Know About Whiplash
Although whiplash is a common injury, there is a lot that the medical community does not understand about the condition. While we know that the acceleration and deceleration of the vertebrae play a role in the injury mechanism, there is no consensus as to what the acceleration-deceleration does or why—after all, not everyone involved in car accidents gets whiplash.
What has been researched, however, is that neck treatment alone rarely offers lasting whiplash pain relief. Treatment that is more likely to prevent chronic pain or compensatory injuries incorporate the shoulder and sometimes even the jaw or Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ).
Whiplash Treatment That Works
Acupuncture treatment for whiplash works because, even when needles are only used in isolated places on the body, it facilitates whole-body healing. By stimulating the natural flow of energy, acupuncture boosts the body’s natural repair and healing processes as well as blocks pain signals to provide immediate relief.
In addition to acupuncture, Dr. Geoffrey N. Hayes offers a range of complementary therapies that can further reduce pain and restore the body’s state of balance. In particular we make use of massage with heat and cold therapies as a follow-up to the acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture for whiplash injury is a treatment covered by most automobile insurance plans. For those with MedPay on their auto insurance, we can usually get same or next-day approval to treat your whiplash. For an initial consultation or to get started, please contact us and we will get the approval from your insurance carrier. Additionally, we accept most major health insurance carriers.