Johnson Chiropractic and Acupuncture Offers Acupuncture for Car Accident Injury
Individuals who have been in a car accident may have a variety of injuries, some of which may not be evident immediately after the crash. Lingering pain, stiffness, and poor range of motion can affect your performance in daily life. At Johnson Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Lincoln, NE, we help individuals experiencing discomfort from car accident injuries.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Impact with another vehicle can lead to a number of injuries, and these usually fit into several categories. Back injuries, leg injuries, and whiplash are among the most common. Head and jaw injury, shoulder pain, and injuries to the chest can also occur. However, injury to an arm, the hip, or ankle can also be involved.
Car accidents do not always involve broken bones. Rather, they are a result of injury to soft tissues, such as the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the body.
Acupuncture is an ancient Asian practice that uses very fine needles to block nerve pathways along the meridians of the body. The method can be highly effective in reducing pain from impact injuries and helping individuals regain normal physical function.
Acupuncture uses no strong drugs or invasive surgeries and can be combined with other chiropractic methods to reduce pain and improve mobility. Generally, several sessions are needed to provide effective relief from pain.
What Happens during an Acupuncture Session
After a thorough exam and evaluation, the chiropractor will determine the precise location for insertion of the needles to achieve the greatest benefit. During an acupuncture session, the patient lies comfortably on a padded table. The skin in the affected area is carefully cleaned with a disinfectant. The needles are then inserted into the area.
There is no pain during needle insertion. You may feel a slight pinching in the area where the needles are placed. The acupuncture needles are then left in place for a period of time. The chiropractor may turn or heat the needles during the process. After some minutes, the needles are gently removed, and you can continue your day normally. Over several sessions, you will begin to experience significant reduction of discomfort.
Choose Johnson Chiropractic and Acupuncture for Your Acupuncture Treatment
At Johnson Chiropractic and Acupuncture, Dr. Johnson uses his extensive training in chiropractic care to help his patients in Lincoln, NE, and the surrounding areas enjoy relief from pain and more effective movement. We treat a range of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, herniated discs, repetitive stress injuries, and auto accident injuries.
Contact Johnson Chiropractic and Acupuncture today at (402) 464-0444 for an appointment to learn how acupuncture can help relieve pain from a car accident injury.