Friday, 20 March 2015

Acupuncture for whiplash injury/neck and should pain

The patient

Office worker in his 40s suffering from neck and shoulder pain since a car accident. Patient was referred from his physiotherapist after his treatments reached a plateau. 


Presenting symptoms
- Limited range of movements in the neck and shoulder
- Stabbing should pain 
- Disturbed sleep from the pain

Treatment

Patient received 6 weekly acupuncture treatments through insurance cover. Moxibustion and cupping were also used to aid recovery. He gradually regained his movements in the neck and shoulder while the pain level reduced. Patient was discharged at the end of the treatment block following satisfactory results.

Exercise

Patient was referred back to his physio for assessment and was given further exercises to do to consolidate the treatment effects.

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