Acupuncture Treatment for Motor Vehicle Trauma & Injuries

Auto accidents can wreck havoc on your body. Injuries sustained from a vehicle accident can linger, leading to aches and pains that may last for weeks, months, or even years if not properly treated. Of course, you long to resume your daily activities and return to the high quality of life and health that you enjoyed before the accident. Chronic pain can make this especially difficult and is often not resolved by standard medical treatment. While painkillers and drugs can be helpful in the short term, they are not a healthy long-term solution to pain. Acupuncture, herbs, and hands-on-therapy, such as Zero Balancing, offer the relief you seek.

Did you know that Portland insurance companies cover acupuncture and related therapies in the aftermath of an accident? Oregon law mandates your automobile insurance policy to cover such treatments under personal injury protection (PIP). To understand the details of the coverage, refer to your automobile insurance provider.

Alternative Therapies For Your Accident-Induced Pain

Across the nation, the dangers of strong painkillers such as Oxycontin, Percocet, and Vicodin are becoming more recognized. While these pills may offer immediate relief for any pain you experience as a result of an auto accident, they are highly addictive and do not address the underlying source of the pain. Instead, they simply treat the symptoms, and it is easy to become reliant on these medications over time.

If you are suffering from aches and pains resulting from accident-induced trauma, consider the variety of alternative pain management tools available to you. These time-tested techniques address the root causes of your pain and provide you with long-term relief. Inner Works Acupuncture offers three therapies that can resolve chronic pain: Five Element Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and Zero Balancing bodywork. Patients who seek a combination of these therapies experience lasting relief from their pain, a reduction in stress levels, and an overall improvement in their movement, mobility, and day-to-day ability to function. Inner Works Acupuncture therapies can speed up your recovery time from motor vehicle trauma, and help you return to normal life.

Therapy For Mental Trauma and Suffering After a Motor Vehicle Accident

If you have been involved in an accident, you know that the pain can be more than physical. The mind and psyche can be injured as well. Extensive research on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) suggests that an accident can trigger an emotional response that lasts long after the event itself is over. Anxiety, fear, nightmares, and stress can impact your emotional and mental well-being. Accident victims often experience mental confusion and “brain fog” that can be just as debilitating as pain. You may find it triggering and anxiety-inducing to ride in a vehicle again.

Fortunately, Inner Works Acupuncture can provide you with the help you need to manage anxiety, calm your emotions, and restore mental clarity. Five Element Acupuncture and Zero Balancing sessions can bring you feelings of tranquility, acceptance, and equanimity that help you move forward after a traumatic experience. Our practice works to heal both your body and your soul.

If You Are In Pain, We Are Ready To Help

Dealing with chronic physical and emotional pain can take a toll on you. If you are ready for the multiple benefits and overall relief that Inner Works Acupuncture offers, we first encourage you to see your primary care practitioner (medical doctor or chiropractor) immediately after the accident. This serves two purposes: 1) You will receive a medical assessment and prognosis for any injuries you have, and 2) Your medical condition as a result of the accident will be documented from the start. Often people are not fully aware of the extent of their injuries and naively delay treatment for days or even weeks.

Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may require extensive treatment that goes beyond the limitations of a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claim. In that case, you may need to work with a personal injury attorney to claim damages for your injuries. Inner Works Acupuncture can partner with your attorney so that you can continue to receive the medical treatment that you need until you receive a settlement.

It’s time to take the necessary steps towards permanent pain relief. If you are ready to get started or if you have additional questions, contact Inner Works Acupuncture in Portland today at (503) 227-2127.