In medicine, receiving the right treatment at the right time makes all the difference. Nowhere is this more true than when you have recently suffered a car accident or a sports injury. Correct and timely treatment can greatly reduce or even prevent resulting neck, back, joint and/or muscle pain.
Phase I: Acute
The best time to get acupuncture after an injury or accident is immediately after. If administered within the first 48 hours, acupuncture can quickly reduce pain, swelling and begin to decrease immobility. Timely treatment will reduce healing time, minimize long term discomfort and greatly reduce the chance of chronic pain and health issues resulting from your injury.
Don’t wait! Contact Green Leaf Acupuncture to start the healing process off right. Outcalls are available during this early phase if you are finding it difficult to travel due to a wrecked car, excess pain with movement and/or anxiety about being on the road again so soon after your accident.
Phase II: Post Acute
Several days to several weeks after your accident, you will be in a healing stage. The treatment you receive during this time is crucial to how fast you will recover. Pain and inflammation are reduced and proper circulation is restored to damaged tissues. Even bone healing can be aided by proper acupuncture, internal and external herbal medicine treatments.
Phase III: Chronic
At 4-6 weeks, you should feel almost back to normal and the residual pain or immobility you have left should be rapidly improving. Flare ups should be minimal, but pain that is ignored at this time can become chronic prone to re-injury.
If it has been more than 6 weeks or even months since your injury and you have not yet received treatment, acupuncture can still be of significant assistance to reduce pain and chronic inflammation. Please call today for a free phone consultation: 503-333-0473