C If you are unfortunate enough to be in an accident, chances are your neck was whipped back and forth. This causes tremendous stress on the delicate muscles and ligaments of the cervical spine, sometimes even damaging the discs and ligaments. The forces involved can even cause concussion. Often the effects are not felt for days or weeks. Your Downtown Miami/Sunrise chiropractor has over 20 years of experience helping auto injury victims recover their health.
Common symptoms of whiplash include:
– Neck and shoulder pain
– Numbness in hands or feet
– Pain in the upper or lower back
– Mood or memory changes
– Pain or tingling in hands or feet
– knee or foot pain
Chiropractic Car Accident Treatments
Immediately following the accident patients at Westside Chiropractic are immediately given a complete orthopedic and neurological examination to access any damage. Our office works with a team of local orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, MRI centers and attorneys to make sure you get the best evaluations and treatment for your injuries.
While your chiropractic treatment for car accidents will be customized to match your specific injuries, some of the more common treatment methods include:
Spinal Adjustments – Correct misalignments to the spinal cord that impinge nerves and cause pain, nerve and muscle damage. Adjustments provide the much needed relief from the pain, inflammation and stress caused by Auto injuries.
Electro-Muscle Stimulation and/or relaxation therapy, helps to relax muscles, reduce inflammation and decrease pain levels.
Specific exercises help correct postural imbalances that can compromise your health and damage muscles and nerves. Restoring proper posture is critical to prevent premature aging and long term pain as a result of an auto injury.
Therapeutic Ultrasound helps to relax muscles and breaks down scar tissues and relieves pain from trigger points.
Erchonia Cold Laser Therapy has been widely researched and found to,relieve pain and help muscles, ligaments, and nerves heal quickly.
Intersegmental traction helps to put motion back into your spine and prevent painful fixations and a lack of motion between spinal segments. Intersegmental traction is also very relaxing and a our patients love it.
Patients have the option of having light activator adjustments that don’t involve any twisting or cracking at all. This method is surprisingly effective after your ligaments and muscles are already torn from the impact of a car accident.
Flexion/Distraction technique helps to open up damaged discs in the lumbar spine and relieve pain or pressure in feet or knees. following damage to the lumbar spine.
Addressing the Cause
Although the specific treatment protocols will vary, the overriding concept of addressing the cause first remains the same. Managing symptoms with painkillers without correcting spinal misalignments may provide immediate pain relief but will not provide any long term benefit.
Visit our offices in either Sunrise or Downtown Miami, for a thorough neurological and orthopedic examination to assess your injuries and determine your best course of treatment. Contact our team today with any questions that you have. We look forward to hearing from you!
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