What Therapies Are Used To Treat Pain From A Car Accident Injury?
A physical injury suffered in a car accident can be debilitating and hard to manage. Whether you are experiencing chronic pain, acute pain or both, there are many types of chiropractic adjustments or forms of treatment that may help with your pain management.
Therapies And Treatments Our Chiropractors Use:
The following therapies are employed in order to help patients during post-accident care:
Flexion-distraction technique: This spine maintenance procedure is done by gently performing spinal manipulations. It can be used to reduce pain and inflammation in a herniated disc (spinal disc bulges) caused from whiplash injuries or accidents. Chiropractors use the Flexion Distraction Technique which involves gentle hands on manipulation for both treatment of bulging discs as well as disc herniation, with slow pumping action being applied onto them during each flexing movement
Spinal decompression therapy -Spinal decompression therapy is a rehabilitation modality that uses intermittent spinal traction to reduce the pressure on your vertebrae and help them heal. This not only relieves pain, but also plumps up discs so they aren’t putting as much stress on damaged nerves in your spine!
Manual Chiropractic Adjustments – it’s like an “adjustment” to your body. A manual chiropractor is able to adjust the joints in a way that will relieve the pressure and ease discomfort, allowing you to move freely and without pain again.
Electrical stimulation -Electrical stimulation has a deadening effect on muscle and nerve pain, which is similar to the effects of topical NSAIDs. This relieves inflammation without all the side-effects that come with taking oral medication.
Contact Us Today For Chiropractic Care After Your Car Accident
If you’ve been in an auto accident and are experiencing symptoms such as neck pain, headaches or backaches, our chiropractic care may be able to help. Whether your car crash was a recent event or something that happened years ago, we can work with you to get on the road to recovery. We know how difficult it is for people coping with these types of injuries after a motor vehicle collision. That’s why our doctors have extensive experience helping patients recover from their injuries and return to living life without restrictions! Contact us today if you want more information about what deep roots chiropractic has done for others just like you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I Go To The Chiropractor After A Motor Vehicle Accident?
Pain from a car accident is a solid indicator of injury. If you have severe or life-threatening injuries, go to the emergency department. Even if you’re not in pain, you can schedule an appointment. Not all car accident injuries cause immediate pain or suffering. If you do not seek treatment, you may lose your right to insurance coverage for your injuries. To protect your health and pocketbook, you should see a chiropractor within two weeks after your car accident.
Is Massage A Part Of Chiropractor Care After An Accident?
In many cases, yes. Your chiropractor can carefully treat or adjust the injured areas to ensure that an approved massage therapist can effectively work on the areas as well.
How Soon Should I See A Chiropractor After A Car Accident?
Ideally, go to the chiropractor as soon as 72 hours (or 2 weeks) after the injury.