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Every year, thousands of Americans are involved in a car accident. Whether a low-impact collision or high-impact collision, injury can occur. Common car accident injuries include concussion, muscle sprains and strains, herniated disc, whiplash. An auto accident chiropractor can help patients recover from these types of injuries with non-invasive treatment.
A concussion is mild brain traumatic injury (TBI), which can result in headaches, dizziness and memory problems. Often, those involved in a car accident aren’t even aware they have a concussion. That’s why it’s important to have an evaluation by our auto accident chiropractor. While seat belts are intended to prevent serious injuries in a car accident, these protective devices can cause muscle sprains, muscle strains and other soft tissue injuries. Car accident injuries to the spine include herniated disc and protruding disc. In a herniated disc, the inner gel of the disc seeps out and can irritate the spinal columns nerves and surrounding ligaments. If it irritates the sciatic nerve, sciatica can develop. Sciatica often causes pain in the lower back and pain that radiates down the legs. The forces in a car accident throw the neck and head forward and backward and can cause a condition known as whiplash. As a matter of fact, whiplash is the most common injury in a car accident.
Our Dunwoody chiropractor, Dr. Munira Patel, implements a holistic and multi-faceted treatment plan for patients who are suffering from injuries due a car accident. Treatment plans may include spinal adjustments, physiotherapy, massage therapy and nutritional counseling. Each therapeutic treatment modality is designed to work together to enhance patient recovery.
Spinal adjustments properly realign the spinal components to reduce pain and improve joint function. Many patients experience some level of pain relief after just one adjustment. Physical therapy often entails stretching and strengthening exercises, ultrasound and heat therapy. Ultrasound utilizes sound waves that penetrate deeply to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate healing from car accident injuries. Massage therapy is the ideal complementary treatment to chiropractic care. It relaxes the muscles and increases blood flow and oxygenation to the injured area and speeds up the body’s natural healing process. With nutritional counseling, patients can learn about all the vitamins and supplements to support healing and maintain good health.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, turn to the Dunwoody Chiropractic Center for an effective treatment plan. Give us a call at (770) 551-9767 to schedule an appointment and get on the path to recovery.