Auto Accident Injury Treatment
Few events can cause more physical damage to the body in such a brief instant as an auto accident. Even when traveling at low speeds, two colliding cars transfer enormous amounts of force to each other — and to the fragile individuals they contain. If you have suffered a car accident injury or personal injury, chiropractic treatment can help correct the structural problems caused by the accident and allow for efficient, natural healing.
The central structural support of your body, the spinal column, can sustain serious damage from these forces. For instance, if another car hits yours from behind, your head may fly forward violently, only to rebound back just as violently. This can easily tear muscles and strain connective tissues in your neck while also creating a subluxation, or spinal misalignment, in your cervical vertebrae. The misalignment may allow one of the discs in your neck to bulge out of its normal position, which in turn can pinch the nerves that send signals to your arms and legs. We call this condition whiplash, and it can leave you with neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches and the inability to turn your head.
The same car accident injury can also present itself as damage to your lower back, or lumbar spine, especially if your shoulder harness only stops one side of your body from flying forward from the impact. The resulting twisting motion can cause vertebral misalignment in your back, again resulting in a bulging or herniated disc. A spinal problem in this region can press painfully on the sciatic nerve, cause pain or loss of sensation in a foot or leg.
Auto Accident Injury Treatment for Shoulder Pain and Neck Pain
Of course, whiplash and sciatica do not occur exclusively in auto collisions — a personal injury around the house or in the office, such as falling from a ladder or slipping on a wet floor, can cause the same kinds of neck pain, back pain or shoulder pain. Any personal injury that jars the spinal column can throw your alignment off-center, damaging soft tissues, pinching nerves and dislodging discs. Whatever the cause of your personal injury, you need to get help as soon as possible. Otherwise you may develop adhesions, stiff patches of scar tissue that cover muscles, tendons and ligaments and limit their ability to heal themselves completely or regain full freedom of motion.
Chiropractic Care for Salem Auto Accident Injuries
Here at DC Chiropractic Center in Salem, we have the training, techniques and equipment to treat whiplash through our own dedicated facility. Here we offer personalized evaluation and physical rehabilitation.
Salem Auto Injury Chiropractor, Dr. Daniel Cook, and his staff have years of experience treating patients who have sustained auto injuries and offer treatments that optimize the healing ability of the body.
Treatment Techniques include gentlespinal manipulation, massage, cold laser therapy, ultrasound, Kinesiotape®, therapeutic exercise and the application of hot and cold therapy. If needed, Dr. Cook also works with medical doctors and physical therapists to optimize a patient’s treatment plan.