Acupuncture and Massage for Auto Accident or Injury

By June 20, 2012 No Comments
  Our Services and Treatments include Acupuncture and Massage Therapy


Those aches and pains you are experiencing after your car accident, injury or fall are an indication that the area has suffered damage. The majority of auto accident and injury victims are unaware of hidden injuries because at times medications are masking the pain.  Pain-relief and anti-inflammatory medications provide excellent short-term pain-relief by blocking the production of pain-causing substances (prostaglandins). When an injury occurs, not only is tissue damaged, but also the injured area loses its integration with the rest of the body.

WHOLE BODY TREATMENT IS IMPORTANT. Whole body treatment helps restore the integrity of your system.  Untreated and/or poorly treated cases of general injuries and auto injuries can result in life long problems and suffering.  Our goal at A Better Way Massage and Acupuncture is to optimize your recovery while minimizing long-term problems that can occur. Treatment of the whole body can identify and address both major and minor injuries that may have been overlooked, but still need to be treated. When a major impact occurs such as in a fall or an auto accident, often many injuries occur simultaneously, both large and small. If ignored, the pain may go away for a while but left untreated as the tissue heals scar tissue develops the damage will not heal correctly. Some soft tissue symptoms include:

  • Muscle Stiffness
  • Neck Pain
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Spasms
  • Headaches
  • Mid-Back Pain
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  •  Sore and Achy Muscles
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Sensitivity to Medications or Alcohol

Here at A Better Way Massage and Acupuncture, we have the expertise and skills to treat your injuries and provide the care that you need to optimize your recovery.  Shannon Freeman LAC, East Asian Oriental Medicine Practitioner,  performs an extensive evaluation in order to properly diagnose you following an accident or injury.   Our highly trained Medical Massage Practitioners will create a massage treatment plan to help you recover and regain your activities of daily living with decreased pain.

Do I need to seek treatment?

If you answer YES to any of the questions below, you may be suffering from whiplash, ligament or tendon damage, muscle sprain or strain due to an auto accident or injury.

  1. Are you experiencing headaches, head and neck pains, stiff neck, muscle spasms?
  2. Do you have restricted head motion?
  3. Do you have equilibrium problems, loss of hearing, ringing in the ears?
  4. Are you experiencing eyestrain, increased sensitivity to light?
  5. Have you felt light-headed, excessively tired, or blacked out?
  6. Have you had any neuralgia (nerve pain) or neuritis (nerve inflammation)?
  7. Do you have cold hands or feet, or numbness of arms, hands, shoulders, feet, legs?
  8. Are you experiencing periods of unexplained depression, anxiety, irritability?
  9. Are you unable to concentrate, have poor memory?
  10. Do you have pains between the shoulders, low-back pains, tremors, rapid heartbeat?

Symptoms of Whiplash
People who experience whiplash may report experiencing one or more symptoms. Symptoms can occur immediately after the accident, or may appear several days or even weeks later:

  • Neck / Shoulder pain and stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Low back pain
  • Sensations such as burning or “pins and needles”
  • Irritability
  • Poor sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty with concentration or memory
  • Depression
  • Dizziness / Light-headedness
  • Pain or numbness in the arm and/or hand
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurred vision

Accident and Injury Treatment

At A Better Way Massage and Acupuncture, we are eminently qualified to treat acute and chronic injuries.  Once we have identified your injuries, treatment may include TCM acupuncture, Meridian Therapy, Electroacupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Massage Therapy and other pain relief techniques.  We tailor treatment specifically for you and your injuries, and best of all it feels so good. You will leave your appointments feeling as though you had spent a day at the spa and yet you will be benefiting from the expert injury care of our highly specialized team.  Our patients love the personalized attention and learning about the source of their discomfort. At A Better Way Massage and Acupuncture, we have the tools to treat your injuries and help you feel better as quickly as possible.

A Better Way Massage and Acupuncture will assist you with any billing questions and insurance issues. In most auto accident cases, your auto insurance (PIP) will cover all or the majority of the expense of treatment.  If you choose to use your health insurance policy and there is a deductible or co-pay, all fees will be discussed up-front with you. We try our best for there to be no financial surprises at A Better Way Massage and Acupuncture.

Call us today to schedule an appointment 360-366-4216 or schedule online



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