Dr. Atil Narayan, DACM, L.Ac.
Atil Narayan, DACM, L.Ac. Acupuncture & Pain Management located in La Puente, CA
Whiplash injuries occur with little advance warning and can be both stressful and painful. Atil Narayan, LAc, of Natural Wonders Healthcare in La Puente, California, has helped many men and women recover from whiplash using natural, evidence-based treatments that do not rely on invasive procedures or prescription drugs. Don’t suffer through whiplash symptoms when safe and effective treatments can help. Book your visit with Dr. Narayan today with a simple phone call or a visit to the scheduling page of the website.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a specific type of neck injury caused by a sudden back-and-forth neck movement. While your neck is a strong and flexible part of your body, whiplash injuries usually occur so rapidly you have no time to prepare or take protective measures.
Auto accidents are among the leading causes of whiplash, especially when your vehicle is struck from behind. The force of impact can cause your neck to quickly extend forward before slamming back against the headrest. Those movements place strain on the muscles, connective tissues, nerves, and blood vessels within your neck.
Sports injuries can also lead to whiplash, as can certain falls. Even physical abuse or simple roughhousing can strain your neck and lead to pain.
Should I take medications to ease whiplash pain?
Medication certainly plays a role in treating many serious conditions, but there is evidence to suggest we rely far too heavily on both prescription and over-the-counter drugs in everyday life. Finding a way to prompt your body’s natural healing ability is a far better approach to achieving lasting pain relief.
Prescription medications carry a long list of side effects. One of the most dangerous is the risk of addiction. Many men and women develop incredibly harmful addictions after using opioid medications to treat pain. That can cause years of disruption to your health and all other aspects of your life.
Over-the-counter medications also take a toll on your body, as these substances must be metabolized and processed. Don’t fall into the common misconception that just because a medication is readily available in stores it doesn’t carry a risk of side effects.