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Recovering from a Long-Term Injury After an Auto Accident: How MBR  Practitioners Can Assist You

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Dangers of Auto Accident

Car accidents not only incur significant costs but also cause severe damage to the body. While the vehicle absorbs the impact of the collision, the soft tissues including muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons in the human body often suffer more extensive damage than the structural and mechanical components of the vehicle. Common post-accident effects may include muscle and joint pain in the spine, arms, and legs, headaches, fatigue, and nausea/vomiting. In more severe cases, individuals may experience bone fractures, hemorrhage, lung collapse, or damage to internal organs.

These car accident injuries manifest in various ways, such as neck, shoulder, and waist pain, bruises on the wrists and knees, numbness in the hands and feet, and headaches. While these aftereffects may appear to be severe symptoms, they can significantly impact daily life. They often prove challenging to diagnose through conventional methods like blood tests or imaging equipment such as X-rays and MRIs. In such cases, seeking treatment from oriental medicine can provide a viable solution.

Why You Have to Seek Proper Treatments After an Auto Accident?

Risk of after effects

Vehicle accidents can result in varying degrees of damage to the spine, joints, muscles, ligaments, and other areas, depending on the direction and force of impact. Consequently, different types of symptoms may arise. It is possible for certain abnormalities or injuries to go unnoticed even during initial examinations immediately after the accident. Without receiving appropriate treatment following the incident, these after-effects can often lead to prolonged suffering over time.

Prevent Stress and Psychological Trauma

In addition to addressing severe fractures and external injuries resulting from auto accidents, such as damage to muscles, blood vessels, and nerves, acupuncture treatment also offers relief for psychological distress, including post-traumatic stress caused by the accident.

Achy and Stabbing Pain Caused by Poor Blood Circulation

According to Oriental Medicine theory, pain is often attributed to Qi and Blood stagnation resulting from poor circulation within the body. The significant impact of auto accidents can lead to injury in tissues, cells, bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles, which can disrupt the circulation of Qi and blood, further exacerbating the pain.

Common Conditions Related with Motor Vehicle Accidents

Chronic Headache

Among the various issues resulting from auto accidents, spinal damage is the most common, followed closely by headaches. Statistics show that over half of auto accident patients experience traumatic headaches. In cases of severe trauma, individuals may also experience consciousness disorders and memory loss.

TMJ Disorder

Following an accident that results in significant bodily damage, the shock is quickly transmitted to the muscle joints and the neck, which is a relatively vulnerable and delicate area. In some instances, the jaw joint may be particularly affected by whiplash injury, more so than other regions.

Post-concussion Syndrome

Post-concussion syndrome is characterized by several main symptoms, including vomiting and headaches. Brain-related issues associated with the syndrome can result in dizziness, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), hearing loss, impaired vision, and decreased concentration. Psychiatric symptoms may also arise, such as irritability, anxiety, depression, personality changes, fatigue, sleep disorders, cognitive impairment, memory loss, and difficulties with concentration and attention. While symptoms typically resolve within three months, it is important to note that approximately 15% of patients experience a prolonged duration of more than a year.

Pain and numbness in neck, shoulder, and back

Following an auto accident, it is common to experience pain in the neck, shoulder, and back. While symptoms may arise immediately after the accident, it is possible for the pain to develop or worsen within a day or two. If the cervical spine is damaged, there may also be sensations of numbness and tingling in the extremities.


Auto Accident MBR Treatment Procedure

Insurance Verification
Please contact your insurance agency to confirm and verify your insurance benefits.
Consultation After Confirmation from Insurance Agency
Explanation of the treatment procedure and start the examination.
Detailed Examination of the Auto accident injuries
The detailed examination process for accident injuries is systematically conducted, taking into consideration whether the patient is visiting immediately after the accident or seeking treatment for recurrence and aftereffects. This process involves careful screening and distinguishing of the injuries.
Muscle Joint Test Treatment
Once insurance confirmation is obtained, the treatment for muscle and joint changes, as well as pain tests specific to the injured area, will be carried out, taking into account the patient’s condition.
Treatment of the Cause
Upon confirming the muscle and joint problems identified through the test treatment, the next step is to initiate treatment for the injured area.
MBR Herbal Medicine Prescription and Other Treatment

Following the assessment and diagnosis of the patient’s condition, a customized prescription of Asian herbal medicine will be provided. Additionally, additional treatments will be offered to help relax the muscles and alleviate pain.