Acupuncture Treatment is COVERED by your car insurance PIP rider! This means that Acupuncture Care is COMPLETELY COVERED by your car insurance following a car accident! You don't need a referral to see an acupuncturist either - just schedule your appointment!
Car accidents happen in a flash and can leave people with minor to significant pain and discomfort. Regardless of how minor your injuries may seem at the scene of an accident, it's very important to seek medical treatment right away! Receiving medical attention after a car accident can dramatically shorten your recovery time and to prevent long term residual health problems and related costs.
Whiplash, also known as “Traumatic Cervical Syndrome,” occurs when neck is forced into rapid movements faster than what the bones, tendons, and ligaments can accommodate. Symptoms of Whiplash include:
Mental Side Effects: Memory Loss, Poor Concentration, Nervousness, Irritability, Insomnia, Fatigue
In the old texts of Chinese Medicine, it is recorded that “If there is free-flow, there is no pain; if there is no free-flow, there is pain.” In other words, when trauma (like a car accident) damages the tissues of the body, it causes stagnation of Qi (vital energy) and Blood in the damaged tissues. This can be visually seen as bruising and swelling, or physically experienced as pain and discomfort. It is this Qi and Blood stagnation in the tissues that causes pain.
Acupuncture treats pain by activating the body’s "self healing capacity." Acupuncture increases the circulation of Qi and Blood in the body and damaged tissues. This Increased circulation of Qi and Blood restores the tissues to a normal state faster, increasing flexibility and reducing pain.
Receiving Acupuncture after your MVA injury works to quickly diminish inflammation and pain, allowing you to rehabilitate faster and easier. Most people will require a series of treatments tailored to their individual problem(s) to reduce swelling, pain, and muscular spasms. Your Acupuncturist will recommend a course of treatment that’s based on her experience with similar types of injuries. If pain returns, it’s probably because the treatment was discontinued or diminished and physical activity is increased too early.
Because Acupuncture is a holistic medicine, meaning it treats the body, mind, and spirit. This means that Acupuncture can also improve the mental/emotional effects that can occur after a car accident including: Stress, PTSD, Anxiety, Insomnia, or Depression.
Acupuncture for injuries from an automobile accident available at Medical Acupuncture in Pittsburgh, South Hills, call for your appointment.