Whether your whiplash results from a car accident or you suffer from a concussion while playing sports (the most common cause of concussion) The WellBridge Clinic, will rule out if the nature of your injury constitutes an emergency room visit. From there we begin by getting you relief. Most of our patients report experiencing relief before the treatments are over. We expect you to get up (leave, experience?) with less pain and muscles spasms, and have increased range of motion.
Some things we don’t do during your visit:
- We do NOT twist your injured neck and back. Those muscles and tendons are damaged, inflamed, and in spasm. There is a time and a place for twisting, but not until three to six weeks after a car accident.
- We do NOT squeeze and press on the injured neck and back. Again, these damaged tissues need to be treated gently. There is a time and a place, but we wait before pressing, squeezing, and stretching torn ligaments and muscles.
- We do NOT use acupuncture needles directly in the injured muscles. You will experience several stages of acupuncture treatments at The WellBridge Clinic. Every stage will be gentle and relaxing. Our patients report that they immediately feel less pain and can move their neck better during and after acupuncture treatments for car accident injuries.
Once your emergency symptoms are cleared, we focus on bringing your body back into balance. You may have fewer treatments with different goals at this time before transitioning to “maintenance mode” to maintain optimum wellness in your neck, head, and upper back.
Acupuncture for whiplash and concussion is an integral part of your treatment plan after a car accident.