Back Pain after a Car Accident

Chronic back pain and neck pain often develops after a car accident.   It can happen directly after the accident or gradually over a period of time.   Sometimes, people with chronic neck and back pain just doesn’t seem to get better, no matter what they try, even if there are no findings on the x-rays and MRI tests.

Acupuncture is very effective at reducing chronic back pain after a car accident.

In acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine  the concept of circulation is unique and can be the reason acupuncture works when other therapies do not.

Acupuncture Channels

Acupuncture Meridians

The body is interconnected by acupuncture channels and meridians.  These connect and protect the body.  An injury or car accident causes a disruption in the circulation through the acupuncture meridians.

When there is Movement, There is No Pain

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have a concept called qi and blood stagnation.  That means that the accident and injury has lead to lack of circulation in the meridians, as well as the muscles.  This lack of circulation causes the pain.

Acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, acupressure, and cupping helps to correct this disruption has to be corrected in order for the body to heal and the pain to recede.

Please note, while acupuncture is very helpful for treating the chronic pain, it is very important to go to a physician or the emergency room after the accident.

If you have questions about acupuncture for chronic back pain, please e-mail or call us 212-319-5757 to make an appointment.

Joseph Alban, L.Ac.
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