Auto accidents are, unfortunately, all too common and often lead to devastating injuries. Our chiropractor at Chiropractic Wellness Center in Humble is specially trained to deal with auto accident injuries and can help you get on the road to recovery. Dr. McMurrey commonly sees patients after car accidents suffering from whiplash, neck pain, back pain, and headaches.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
Auto accidents can cause various injuries, some immediately apparent, and others may not become evident until days or even weeks. They include:
During a car accident, your head can be jerked forward and back violently, causing the ligaments and muscles in your neck to stretch beyond their normal range of motion. This can result in pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility.
Neck pain is a common symptom after a car accident. The jolting motion can cause the vertebrae in your neck to become misaligned, leading to pain and stiffness.
The jolting motion of a car accident can also cause back pain by throwing your spine out of alignment and causing the muscles and ligaments to become overstretched.
The stress of a car accident can lead to tension headaches, or the jolting motion can cause a concussion, leading to more severe headaches.
Chiropractic Techniques Can Help
Every car accident injury is different, so the most effective chiropractic treatments will vary from person to person. However, some common chiropractic treatments that can be helpful for auto accident injuries include:
1. Manual Manipulation
Manual manipulation is a chiropractic technique in which chiropractors use their hands to apply pressure and manipulate the spine and joints. This can help realign the spine and reduce pain from an auto accident injury such as whiplash and neck pain.
2. Spinal Decompression
Spinal decompression is a chiropractic treatment that uses a machine to apply gentle, controlled traction to the spine. This can relieve pressure on the spine and discs, which can be helpful for injuries such as herniated discs and back pain.
3. Rehabilitation Exercises
Rehabilitation exercises are specific exercises designed to help rehabilitate the muscles, ligaments, and tendons after an auto injury. These exercises can increase strength and flexibility, which can aid in the recovery process.
4. Massage Therapy
Massage therapy can relieve pain and muscle tension. It can also increase blood flow and help the muscles to relax.
Contact Our Chiropractor for Car Accident Injury Treatment
If you have been in a car accident, it is important to seek chiropractic treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you are seen, the sooner we can develop a customized treatment plan to help you recover. Schedule an appointment with Dr. McMurrey at Chiropractic Wellness Center in Humble to find the natural pain relief that you need. Call our team today at (281) 540-1018 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.