Acupuncture helps Whiplash Injury

Researchers lead by Northumbria University in north-east England have shown that acupuncture helps whiplash injury following a road traffic accident. They studied outcomes for 87 patients referred by their solicitor following injury. Participants received an average of three acupuncture treatments. Pain, including lower back pain, was found to be significantly reduced after treatment. Neck, arm, shoulder and hand disability also significantly improved. The majority of patients were able to fully return to work after treatment.

(Acupuncture for whiplash-associated disorder following road traffic collision: a physiotherapy service evaluation. Acupuncture in Medicine, 6 February 2020.)

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