Pain management is a branch of medicine that deals with a wide spectrum of chronic pain symptoms, and takes a multi-disciplinary approach to treating those injuries. Doctors that specialize in pain management have experience and the knowledge necessary to treat your accident injuries properly. Bucks County personal injury lawyer Michael L. Saile, Jr. offers that treatment such as physical therapy, chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture can also help relieve pain.
- A physical therapist can treat your chronic pain with a variety of methods. Some of those methods are strengthening muscles, tendons, ligaments, and movement therapy and exercise. This type of treatment is aimed at maintaining flexibility and improving mobility.
- Chiropractors use a hands-on manipulation method that can promote proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal system, and more particularly, the spine. This type of treatment is meant to allow the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. To ensure that your chiropractor compiles the best treatment plan for your injury, he/she might take account of your medical history and how your injury occurred, especially if you sustained your injury in a car accident.
- Massage therapy for pain management can be helpful for muscle injuries after a car accident. There are different types of massage such as pin-point massages, Swedish, deep tissue, and sports. These are all full body massages except for the pin-point, which is a massage on the part of the body that is affected by the injury. Some of the massages, such as deep tissue and sports, go deeper into the muscles to loosen them up to ease the pain. The other massages are lighter, but still an effective form of pain management.
- Acupuncturists follow the ancient Chinese method for pain management, acupuncture. The acupuncturist carefully places needles into the skin of specific parts of your body. The main goal of acupuncture is to balance out the body, and control the pain that you are feeling. During the procedure, being still and silent is important as that helps the body balance itself out.
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