Car accidents are one of the most terrifying and overwhelming experiences for everyone involved in the incident. With no time to prepare for trauma and serious issues, your physical and emotional wellness can be severely jeopardized in an instant. Even after the incident, it can be difficult to know how best to deal with this. A positive step towards recovery in seeking chiropractic care for treatment of injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents.

Chiropractic care is exceptional in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, especially of the spine, sprains, muscle & ligament strains and more. Medical professionals often prescribe pain medication to help patients dealing with debilitating pain. Chiropractic care offers a natural alternative that can help heal even severe motor vehicle injuries without the use of drugs.

Chiropractors specialize in neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries and soft tissue pain and injuries. Our team can help clients suffering from severe muscle pain and stiffness to the point they can’t normally function. This discomfort can lead to more serious issues. Whiplash, for example, is among the most common car accident injuries and is also the hardest to treat. It only takes a slight change in car speed to injure the neck and micro-tears can easily develop in the surrounding ligaments. Still, accident victims often don’t notice any pain until later when the micro-tears begin to swell and cause symptoms including blurred vision, neck pain, headaches, dizziness, shoulder pain, reduced range of motion in the neck, arm pain, neck stiffness and lower back pain.

Whiplash is the most common injury reported in auto accidents and refers to a variety of symptoms that may occur around the neck including pain, stiffness & restricted movement. Other common injuries include lower and upper back pain. Our doctors can help develop a plan to alleviate and heal these injuries.

Only a small number of people that experience chronic back pain after an accident require surgery. In most cases, when victims seek prompt treatment for auto accident injuries, the result is short-term pain. Many unnecessary injuries can be avoided with proper chiropractic care. Surgery gives patients a higher chance of increasing the problem and should only be considered for structural or congenital issues with the spine – neither of which result from auto accidents.

At Back to Health Chiropractic & Wellness, our team takes a personalized approach to patient injury. We create customized plans based on your specific symptoms and issues. Treatment can include the following types of therapy:

Nonsurgical spinal decompression
This is a type of motorized traction that helps relieve common auto accident injuries – neck and back pain. Spinal decompression is accomplished by gently stretching the spine to alter its force and position thereby reducing the pressure on lumbar and cervical discs and nerves that are causing the pain. This also improves the movement of water, oxygen, and nutrients to help damaged discs heal.

Chiropractic adjustments
Our team may perform gentle chiropractic adjustments to correct any spinal imbalances or issues from the auto accident. This non-invasive process is painless and provides the body a way to naturally heal.

Supplemental care
Our team may also recommend massage and yoga for optimal results.

With the right approach to care, auto accident injuries can be healed naturally so you can back to living a pain-free life.