How Chiropractors Treat 3 Common Car Crash Injuries

When you suffer an injury from a car crash, having an examination with a chiropractor is essential. Chiropractic care is used to treat the most common injuries sustained in car accidents, using a combination of physical therapy, deep tissue massage, and more.

Read on to learn more about how chiropractors treat three common car crash injuries.

1. Herniated Discs

The impact of a car accident often causes herniated discs, which can lead to a wide range of symptoms. A herniated disc occurs when the soft, jelly-like cushioning between the vertebrae slips out of place, putting pressure on nearby nerves.

Herniated discs can cause chronic back or neck pain, numbness in the arms and legs, and muscle weakness.

Treating a herniated disc with chiropractic care most often involves customized physical therapy. Techniques like the flexion-distraction technique can help stretch and strengthen the spine. Specific stretches and movements are used to move the herniated disc away from the nerve that it is compressing.

2. Whiplash

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in car accidents. It occurs when the impact of a rear-end accident causes the neck to jolt forward and then backward in a rapid motion. This can lead to inflammation of the tissues in the cervical spine. Patients with whiplash injuries may struggle with chronic pain and weakness.

Chiropractors treat whiplash injuries with a combination of gentle stretches and strategic spinal manipulation. The goal of whiplash treatment is to reduce inflammation in the muscles of the neck, restoring these tissues to their pre-accident strength.

3. Compression Fractures from a Car Crash

Compression fractures are a type of auto injury that results in broken or collapsed vertebrae. These injuries can range in severity from simple fractures to full breaks in the bone. Patients with compression fractures from a car accident can experience sharp back pain, limited mobility, and difficulty standing.

Chiropractic treatment of compression fractures can include bracing, physical therapy, and medication, depending on the severity of the injury. Severe fractures or breaks may need extensive intervention from a spinal doctor.

An examination with a chiropractor will help determine the extent of your compression fracture and what treatment will be necessary.

Car Crash Injury Treatment at Veeva Chiropractic Clinic

Have you been in a recent auto accident? You may have sustained damage to your neck or spine, which may cause chronic pain, numbness, or other debilitating symptoms.

Veeva Chiropractic Clinic provides customized treatment for auto injuries to help you get back on your feet. To schedule a consultation with one of our practitioners, contact us online or by phone.

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Matt has been helping providers within the healthcare setting for over a decade realize how best to solve a patients problem by understanding the individualism of each patient and what their true needs are.  To focus on the patient and they “Why” they need their particular service that goes beyond the initial reason for them to seek treatment.

In the Chiropractic world now for over 3 years, Matt not only takes the knowledge he has gained from other healthcare services he has supported,  but also has access to over 75 years of combined real life hands on experiences from the many doctors within the Veeva Chiropractic landscape.

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