Auto Accident Injury
Non-invasive, drug-free treatment from our Urbandale chiropractor at Family Chiropractic Health Center is ideal for clients who were involved in an auto accident. Auto accident injuries such as whiplash cause neck or back pain that may manifest right away or weeks or months later. Early treatment with safe, effective chiropractic adjustment and therapies can prevent injury symptoms from worsening or resulting in the need for invasive surgery.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck or back injuries
- Herniated discs
- Soft-tissue injuries
Auto accident injuries can affect various body parts, organs, musculoskeletal structures, and the spine. The thoracic spine in the mid and upper back and the cervical spine in the neck may suffer mild to severe injuries. In relation to the spine, joints, bones, or intervertebral discs may get pushed out of their normal positions due to a hard impact to the neck and back. Nerves in the spinal column may also get pinched or compressed.
Whiplash, in particular, is a quite common accident injury. It occurs from a sudden, forceful forward and back movement of the head resulting in damage to muscles and tendons in the neck. It may destabilize the spine and lead to chronic or disabling pain.
Symptoms Related to Auto Accident Injuries
- Back or neck pain
- Chest or shoulder pain
- Body or muscle stiffness
- Sciatic nerve pain
- Reduced range of motion in the neck or back
Chiropractic Treatment for Auto Accident Injury
While medication can ease pain linked to auto accident injury, chiropractic care tackles the underlying causes to reduce or stop the pain. Our chiropractor, Dr. Wagner, uses various types of chiropractic techniques to adjust the spine. They include spinal manipulation done by hand or using the Drop Table Technique.
Activator methods using a hand-held tool to apply controlled force to the spine and joints help to bring the vertebral column back into alignment, relieve pressure on discs and nerves, and restore range of motion. Chiropractic therapies such as heat or cold therapy, laser therapy, or myofascial release may be combined with adjustment techniques to optimize the treatment results. Together, these treatments stimulate cell regeneration and the flow of blood and nutrients to bones and tissue to promote overall healing.
Early treatment for auto accident injury in Urbandale
If you live in Urbandale or a nearby city and have been involved in an auto accident, you can set up a consultation with our experienced chiropractor at Family Chiropractic Health Center. Just give us a call at (515) 270-5868 to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Wagner will conduct a thorough physical and spinal examination and may do other tests to make a diagnosis before tailoring a chiropractic wellness plan that is ideal for you.