Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Richmond, VA
Wang, Xiaoyan, L. Ac., MD (China)
Phone: (804) 301-1784
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Bringing Wisdom of Ancient China to US for Pain Management
       Soft Tissue Injury by Auto Accident

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by the neck bending forcibly forward and then backward, or vice versa. The injury usually involves the muscles and ligaments of the neck. Most whiplash injuries are the result of a collision that includes sudden acceleration (increase in speed) or deceleration deceleration (decrease in speed). Many whiplash injuries occur when a person is involved in a rear-end automobile collision.

Symptoms of whiplash

The following are the most common symptoms of whiplash. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include one or a few of the following:
neck pain
neck stiffness
shoulder pain
low back pain
pain in the arm and/or hand
numbness in the arm and/or hand
ringing in ears (Tinnitus)
blurred vision
concentration or memory problems

Hyperextension of the neck upon impact results in a number of capillaries and tissue fibers being broken, which, if left alone, can cause scar tissue development. In many cases, abnormalities cannot be viewed upon x-ray, and there is no visible injury. As a result, the seriousness of an injury is often initially overlooked. Acupuncture is one possible treatment for this type of injury.

Wang, Xiaoyan is a National Board Certified and Licensed Acupuncturist (USA) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Doctor (China). In China, she studied and practiced Acupuncture and Chinese herbal Medicine since 1983. She specialized in pain management. If you would like to pursue acupuncture treatment or information, please contact Xiaoyan
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Wang, Xiaoyan
Phone: (804) 301-1784