Car accidents can bring a huge amount of stress and confusion. The first things we tend to be worried about are:
How much damage was done to the car?
How much will the insurance cover if all?
What will I be driving now?
We tend to neglect the most important part, which is how much damage was done to your body and your health. Auto accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, some of which can be severe and long-lasting. Chiropractors can be an important part of the treatment team for people who have been injured in auto accidents. At Calibration Chiropractic we can help you diagnose and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries following car accidents. We use a variety of techniques to help relieve pain and improve mobility, such as spinal adjustments, massage therapy, and stretching exercises.
Car accidents can cause a wide range of injuries and conditions, ranging from minor to severe. Here are some common conditions that can be caused by car accidents:
Whiplash: Whiplash is a common injury that occurs when the neck is suddenly jolted forward and then backward, causing strain to the muscles and ligaments in the neck.
Spinal injuries: Car accidents can cause a variety of spinal injuries, including herniated discs, fractured vertebrae, and spinal cord damage.
Traumatic brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, can occur when the head is jolted or struck during a car accident.
Soft tissue injuries: Soft tissue injuries, such as bruises, contusions, and strains, can occur in various parts of the body during a car accident.
One of the advantages of chiropractic care for auto accident injuries is that it is non-invasive and drug-free. Chiropractic care can also be an effective alternative to surgery in some cases, helping people avoid the risks and expense of more invasive procedures.
If you have been involved in an auto accident and are experiencing pain or discomfort, Dr.Joe and the team here will be able to help. We will conduct a thorough evaluation to assess your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you recover as quickly and safely as possible. Besides chiropractic care these are the therapies that your care may include:
Myofascial release therapy: Massage therapy can be helpful in reducing muscle tension and promoting relaxation, which can aid in the healing process.
Laser therapy: Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a non-invasive treatment that uses low-intensity light to promote healing and reduce pain and inflammation. The light emitted by the laser is absorbed by the body's cells, which can stimulate cellular processes and improve overall function. It’s widely used in our clinic to help concussions, TBIs, nerve injuries, and inflammation.
Decompression therapy: Decompression therapy is a non-invasive treatment used to alleviate pain and promote healing for various spinal conditions. The therapy involves gentle stretching of the spine, which can help relieve pressure on compressed spinal discs, nerves, and other structures.
Therapeutic exercises: Your chiropractor may prescribe specific exercises to help improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the affected area.
Electrical stimulation: Electrical stimulation involves using a low-level electrical current to stimulate the muscles and promote healing.
Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when the head and neck are forcefully and rapidly moved back and forth, causing the soft tissues of the neck to stretch and tear. This sudden acceleration and deceleration motion can lead to damage to the muscles, ligaments, and vertebrae in the neck, causing pain and limited range of motion.
Automobile accidents: Whiplash is most commonly associated with rear-end car collisions. The sudden impact can cause the head to snap forward and backward, leading to injury.
Sports injuries: Whiplash can occur during contact sports, such as football or rugby, when an athlete experiences a forceful blow to the head or body.
Physical trauma: A violent blow or shake to the head can result in whiplash.
Falls: A slip or fall that causes the head to jerk suddenly can lead to whiplash injury.
The symptoms of whiplash can vary from mild to severe and may appear immediately after the injury or develop gradually over several days. Common symptoms include:
Neck pain and stiffness
Limited range of motion in the neck
Headaches, often starting at the base of the skull
Shoulder, upper back, or arm pain
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Difficulty concentrating or memory problems
At Calibration Chiropractic + Functional Health, we utilize various chiropractic techniques to provide effective relief for your whiplash. Some of these techniques include:
Spinal Adjustments: Using precise, controlled force, our chiropractors can help realign vertebrae that have been displaced or misaligned due to the whiplash injury, reducing pain and improving mobility.
Muscle relaxation and stimulation: Targeted pressure and stretching techniques can help relieve muscle tension and promote healing in the affected area.
Therapeutic exercises: Our chiropractors will provide you with specific exercises to improve your range of motion, strengthen your neck muscles, and promote a faster recovery.
Posture analysis and correction: Proper posture can play a vital role in preventing further injury and ensuring optimal recovery. We'll assess your posture and provide recommendations to improve it.
Whiplash injuries can be painful and debilitating, but chiropractic care offers a safe and effective treatment option. Our team of experienced chiropractors at Calibration Chiropractic + Functional Health in Mansfield, TX is dedicated to helping you recover from your whiplash injury and regain your quality of life.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step on your path to recovery.