Here at AICA Atlanta, our chiropractors provide the most therapeutic chiropractic treatment for car accident injuries. If involved in an accident, your back and neck can experience intense jarring which can lead to conditions like whiplash and herniated discs. Following your accident, it is always best to be examined as you could have hidden injuries you are unaware of.
Auto Accident Injuries
Even if bruising and lacerations are not visible, there is a possibility that your spine and joints can still face injury such as:
- Herniated Discs
- Knee Injuries
- Shoulder Injuries
- Wrist Injuries
When To Seek Treatment
Following an accident, you should always seek medical care even if you do not experience symptoms. In some cases, symptoms do not present themselves until 72 hours later. Adrenaline plays a role in the minutes and hours after the accident and can mask some of the pain tricking you into thinking you are okay. If you experience symptoms such as these, seek treatment right away:
- Increase in headache severity and frequency
- Knee pain, stiffness and weakness
- Pain and stiffness in the shoulder held by the seat belt
- Stiffness and pain in your neck or back
- Wrist pain, especially if you drive a manual transmission
How Our Chiropractor Can Help
Our chiropractors are highly skilled and trained in treating a variety of car accident injuries, ranging from whiplash to herniated discs and everything in between. Each treatment plan we design is individualized to fit the needs of our patients to ensure the best possible outcome for recovery. Some treatment options include adjustments, massage therapy, decompression as well as compression exercises.
An adjustment to the spine allows for the vertebrae to be re-positioned into its natural place which restores joint function and reduces pain.
If you suffer from a herniated disc or a pinched nerve located in your back or neck, spinal decompression can help to create space between the vertebrae. This allows pressure to be taken off of pinched nerves and allows for the discs to heal.
Receiving massage therapy can help to treat sore, injured muscles by relaxing the soft tissues and creating better blood flow to injured areas. This type of treatment can be combined with other therapeutic approaches.
Following an accident, the muscles in your body can lose flexibility and strength. Some targeted exercises to those areas affected can aid in rebuilding strength and increasing flexibility.
Contact our Atlanta chiropractors for treatment for auto accident injuries and receive the highest in quality care. Call us today to schedule an appointment at (404) 889-8828.