Acupuncture & Whiplash

Whiplash is the most common injury suffered from a car or auto related accident. Most whiplash injuries are the result of a collision with sudden acceleration or deceleration. It may include injury to the joints, discs, ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots. Acupuncture is one effective treatment for this type of injury. Impacts on the neck can break capillaries and tissue fibers, which, if left alone, causes scar tissue development. In many case, x-ray cannot show abnormalities and there is no visible injury. As a result, the seriousness of an injury is often initially overlooked.

Symptoms of Whiplash

  • Neck & shoulder pain
  • Stiffness of neck
  • Headaches
  • Low back pain
  • Sensation of pins and needles
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Tiredness
  • forgetfulness
  • Depression
  • Dizziness/lightheadedness
  • Tingling sensation or numbness in the arm
  • Ear ringing
  • Blurred vision