Common Auto Accident Injuries and Their Chiropractic Treatments
Did you know that a chiropractor can be an alternative for healing injuries other than using a surgeon or physician? In case of a car accident, our chiropractor at Greenacres Chiropractic Clinic in Spokane Valley, WA, can be that alternative. A car accident injury can range from minor to major, including damage to the head, neck, back, and other body parts, so getting the right help is important
Common Auto Accident Injuries
Auto accident injuries vary depending on how severe the accident was, and the body parts injured. They may be classified into:
Head Injuries are a common type of injury sustained after an accident. Blunt trauma to the head, normally caused during a car accident, causes damage to the head and spine. Head injuries may be minor but can cause other complications such as blood clotting and swelling of the brain.
Muscle Strains & Broken Bones
Muscle strains are another type of injury caused by an auto accident. An accident's impact can cause tiny cracks in the bones which you may never detect. In other cases, the bone may heal, but other parts of the bone may unite abnormally, which can cause pain and lead to surgery.
Back injuries are also very common after a car accident. The force of an accident can cause damage to bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons that are essential for proper posture. Auto accidents are often the cause of herniated or bulging discs, which create pressure.
Whiplash is a common car accident injury affecting the neck's soft tissues. It can also lead to chronic pain and other related problems that require long-term treatment plans.
Treatments for Auto Accident Injuries
Our chiropractor is trained to provide numerous types of therapy for injuries. In an auto accident injury case, our chiropractor may use techniques such as:
Spinal Manipulation Therapy
It is therapy where our chiropractor performs a manipulative adjustment on the patient, which helps to reduce muscle tension and pain. The goal is to realign the spine and other bones.
It is a light form of body massage where our chiropractor uses their hands to apply gentle pressure on the patient's muscles to provide them with the proper stretch.
It is a type of treatment where the chiropractor gives out some exercises to their patient. The objective is to maintain flexibility, increase strength and balance in the muscles.
It is an effective therapy to reduce pain in joints by passing electric current on the area of ache. The technique helps to stimulate the release of endorphins, which are the body's natural pain relievers.
Recover from Your Auto Accident Injury with Our Help
If you have been in a car accident, you should see a chiropractor even if you don’t have visible injuries. Call us at (509) 926-1551 to schedule an appointment or visit us today at Greenacres Chiropractic Clinic in Spokane Valley, WA.