Car accidents are common and often unavoidable. Auto accidents can be life changing and cause many different injuries. It is vital to get treatment after an auto accident so your condition does not worsen or lead to other health complications. At Spine One Center, serving Egg Harbor, Northfield, Atlantic City, and Cherry Hill, NJ, our chiropractor provides natural treatments for auto accident injuries and other ailments. We work with each patient to ensure they return to a healthy, pain-free life.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
Unlike a sports injury, a fall, or work accident, auto accidents tend to be a combination of injuries versus just one. In many cases, the body is thrown around by impact. In severe cases, there can be more than one impact, causing back and forth injuries repeatedly. The results tend to be a combination of injuries, ranging from lacerations and bruises to broken bones and torn soft-tissues. The most common injuries are whiplash, back pain, knee injuries, shoulder pain, sore muscles, and headaches.
Many times, injuries like whiplash do not present symptoms right away. It can take days or weeks to realize you are injured. This is why it is important to seek treatment right after an accident, even if you do not feel injured.
Diagnosing Auto Accident Injuries
When you first visit our chiropractor after a car accident, we will ask questions about the accident, your symptoms, and your medical history. Our chiropractor will perform a physical exam to look for the cause of your pain and any underlying conditions. After a proper diagnosis, we will make a customized treatment plan for you and your condition. Your treatment may include a combination of methods to help your body fully recover.
Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Injuries
Our chiropractor often uses chiropractic adjustments for auto accident injuries. The spine can become easily misaligned during an accident, leading to neck, back, and shoulder pain. Our chiropractor will gently realign the spine to alleviate tension and pressure in many areas of the body. We also offer spinal decompression, which stretches the spine to allow discs to move back into place.
For soft tissue injuries, we offer muscle stimulation, massage therapy, trigger point therapy, and more. These methods can alleviate muscle soreness after an accident. They also improve blood flow and reduce inflammation, which promotes natural healing in the body.
Our chiropractor will determine which combination of treatments will work for you injuries. We can also give you stretching and strengthening exercises to do at home, which improve your range of motion and speed up your recovery.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Auto Accident Injury Treatment
If you were recently in a car accident, seek treatment as soon as possible. At Spine One Center, we provide patients a specialized team that is well-versed in auto accident injuries and effective chiropractic treatments for them. We serve Egg Harbor, Northfield, Atlantic City, and Cherry Hill, NJ. Our chiropractor is happy to answer any questions you have. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more.