After you get into a car accident, you have a lot on your mind. It doesn’t help that you might also be suffering from pain while attempting to stay afloat financially if you’re unable to work. At Community Chiropractic Center, we assist patients of all ages in their recovery after an auto accident, so they can focus on other aspects besides the pain.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
One of the most common injuries that arises after a car accident is whiplash. Whiplash affects the soft tissue around the spinal cord that extends into your neck. It occurs as a result of an impact from behind that propels the neck forward, then backward rapidly. Generally, you’ll experience symptoms of whiplash such as neck pain and a decrease in your range of motion within 48 hours of your accident. Back injuries may happen from an accident. You might develop pain and tenderness in your lower, upper or middle portion of your back after you get into an accident. Sometimes, the impact of the accident will dislocate the discs and vertebrae in your back.
Soft tissue injuries in other parts of the body are possible as well. You might damage the muscles, tendons or ligaments in your arms or legs.
How We Treat Auto Accident Injuries
For any back or neck pain you have, we may conduct a spinal alignment. This treatment consists of our Poway chiropractor manually moving the discs and vertebrae in the spine, so they realign. This relieves pain since it takes pressure off of the nerves and muscles in the back. Additionally, when the spine is aligned, blood flows through the area more effectively, which promotes a speedy recovery. We can also realign the bones in your extremities to reduce your pain and discomfort.
Spinal decompression is a treatment comprised of a Poway chiropractor using a motorized traction device to stretch the spine. When the spine is stretched, it takes pressure off of the discs in the back, which allows them to heal.
During a car accident, you might feel sore in general. Or maybe you developed a muscle or other soft tissue injury that’s causing you pain. By utilizing massage therapy, you can relieve some of your pain. Massage therapy is oftentimes used in conjunction with other treatments to promote recovery, in particular, during therapy.
In order for you to regain flexion and function in your muscles, you may need to undergo exercise therapy. This particular treatment consists of our chiropractor guiding you through exercises that gradually increase in intensity, allowing you to re-establish movement in your muscles. You won’t experience much discomfort because we go at a rate that’s comfortable for you. It also helps relieve some of the pain you have.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy uses a laser that emits cold light energy. It increases cellular activity in the injured area. It reduces your discomfort and stimulates collagen production, so you’ll heal. It reduces pain, inflammation and swelling.
Schedule an appointment with our Poway chiropractor at Community Chiropractic Center, serving Poway and the surrounding California area.