Car accidents cause many kinds of injuries, from chronic headaches to paralysis. We at West Omaha Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic in Omaha, NE, know how to use acupuncture to help treat car accident injuries.
What Is Acupuncture?
The first forms of acupuncture started in China thousands of years ago. It was used for both people and animals. Modern acupuncture has made a lot of changes to the ancient ways of performing it, but the results are still the same – help with lessening pain and help with improving quality of life.
How Acupuncture Works
Thin needles are inserted into specific places in the body. They are then stimulated by hand or by very low doses of electricity. If you ever hear the term “electroacupuncture”, this is what it means. After a while, the needles are removed. Just how the needles help to reduce pain is not clear. This may cause the body to release natural painkillers and mood enhancers.
What Acupuncture Needles Are Like
Modern acupuncture or electroacupuncture needles are extremely thin. They are only used one time, then thrown away. This helps to greatly reduce chances of infection. Needles are usually made from stainless steel. There are also needles plated with gold, but they are usually not used in a chiropractic clinic. You may feel a small sting at the most when they are inserted. Usually, people do not feel anything at all. Pets and horses given acupuncture treatments often become so relaxed that they fall asleep.
No Bad Interactions to Worry About
Unlike with painkillers, you do not have to worry about acupuncture interacting badly with your other daily medication. You can also take acupuncture treatments in conjunction with other treatments for your injuries, such as physical therapy, therapeutic massage, or chiropractic care. Acupuncture is not meant to completely replace conventional medical treatments but can make your condition easier to live with.
Chiropractic Care for Car Accident Injuries
A chiropractor from our clinic may offer many ways for you to get relief from the pain of auto accidents. We offer acupuncture, as well as many other therapies. We can help craft exercises for you to help increase mobility and the excess weight that can exacerbate your injuries. We can offer counseling on your posture, your lifestyle, and your diet.
Contact Us for More Information from a Chiropractor from Our Clinic
You can find pain relief for an injury caused by a car accident. If you live in the Omaha, NE area, contact us at West Omaha Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic by calling (402) 334-4700 to make an appointment today.