Car Accident Injuries: How a Chiropractor Can Help with a Herniated Disc

Car accidents can result in any number of injuries, but one of the most common is a herniated disc. The direct impact on your back during an accident can cause a disc to slip out of place in your spine, leading to pain and numbness.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, it can be helpful to learn more about herniated discs and how chiropractors treat them.

What Is a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc refers to a slipped, ruptured, or bulging disc within your spinal column. Between each of your vertebrae, there are gel-like discs that cushion the vertebrae and prevent them from rubbing together.

When there is impact or injury to your spine, it can damage these discs and cause them to slip out of place or rupture. This is especially prevalent after car accidents.

It can cause a wide variety of symptoms, but the most common is back pain or backache. If the disc is compressing a nerve, you may experience numbness and weakness as well. These symptoms will continue or gradually get worse if the disc is left untreated.

How Do Chiropractors Address a Herniated Disc?

One of the most common issues treated by chiropractors is a herniated disc. Every treatment is unique and tailored to each patient’s needs. Depending on the severity of your condition and the symptoms you are having, your treatment may include any of the following therapeutic approaches:

Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft tissue therapy involves massaging and releasing tight or sore muscles. The muscles in your back surrounding the herniated disc may ache, and soft tissue therapy can apply pressure that eases the discomfort.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy focuses on joints that are stiff or painful. It may be incorporated into your herniated disc treatment to help you regain back movement and range of motion throughout your spine.

Exercise Therapy

One of the best ways to reduce the pain it causes is through exercise therapy. Exercise therapy involves specialized stretches and exercises that can alleviate pressure around the affected area of your spine.

Herniated Disc Treatment at Veeva Chiropractic Clinic

Are you struggling with the symptoms of a herniated disc after an auto accident? At Veeva Chiropractic Clinic, we treat this and a number of car accident injuries.

Our team of professionals can assess your condition and develop a unique treatment plan that gets you back on your feet. Contact us online or by phone to learn more about our auto-injury treatments today.