Most types of pain are incredibly disconcerting; however, neck pain can be excruciating and often leads to a poor quality of life. Mild neck pain may not be good enough reason to take in pain medications although the problem with this kind of pain is that it tends to linger for the entire day and even into the night. Severe neck pain is just plain unbearable and the conventional way to address this pain is with over-the-counter or prescription painkillers.
Massage therapy for neck pain can work for a little while but often is not as long lasting as you want it to be. A better alternative neck pain treatment is acupuncture which can treat all types and degrees of neck pain. If your neck pain originates from an injury like whiplash from an auto accident, acupuncture can be a potent neck pain treatment and with just a few sessions, it can provide you with permanent relief of your neck pain. In Oregon, all automotive insurance PIP (personal injury plans) cover up to $15, 000 of care when the injury is the result of a car accident. Studies show that acupuncture is so effective for neck pain that treatments are also widely covered by health insurance companies. For quick results that last, I suggest acupuncture treatments combined with massage therapy.
More often than not poor posture can cause muscle strain in the neck, head and shoulders leading to back and neck pain. The easiest way to overcome these types of pain is to correct your sitting position and standing posture especially during your work time. If sitting at a desk most of the day, make sure your elbows and knees are at 90 degree angles to the desk to prevent strain. If you want to complement your change of posture to alleviate neck pain, you can avail of acupuncture to bring you substantial relief.
Neck injuries that cause neck pain include back muscle strain and whiplash. Acupuncture whiplash treatment and back muscle strain therapy means refraining from medications that have several side effects to the body.
Traditional Chinese medicine acknowledges the therapeutic power of acupuncture to regain the natural balance of the body. Acupuncture uses ultra thin needles inserted at various points in the body, points that are associated to the painful areas of the body.
Western medicine has stated that acupuncture neck pain treatments stimulate the central nervous system to release natural and beneficial pain killing chemicals in the body to neutralize neck and back pain and make the patient as relaxed as possible. Other Western medical experts also see that acupuncture helps improve blood flow in the body which means the relaxation of taut and tense muscles and the removal of pain. The improved blood flow also means an improved immune system and overall good health.
Another benefit of acupuncture is that it has none of the side effects that medications have. This has made acupuncture quite popular to people who want a safer way to pain relief. Acupuncture is also a holistic therapy and does address not only the symptoms of neck pain, chronic or not but also its root as well.
If you've been in an auto accident in Portland and you're looking for whiplash treatment without the side effects of prescription drugs, call Willow Tree Wellness Center today at 503-281-0030.