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Atlanta Chiropractor Improves Pain Management for Car Accident Injury Patients
The most common car accident injury our Atlanta chiropractor treats is whiplash. This injury occurs when the head is thrown back and forth, or side to side, during an accident. It often results in muscle damage or soft tissue injuries to the neck, but may also lead to a herniated disk or misalignment in the spine. Typical symptoms include neck pain, headaches and migraines, shoulder pain, noise sensitivity, blurred vision and ringing in the ears. Whiplash may be complicated by any existing conditions such as degenerative disk disease or osteoporosis.
The impact of car accident injury can also cause intense back pain. The twisting and turning your body goes through during a car accident may result in sprains or strains, a misalignment of your spine, or a herniated disk which could exert pressure on nerves and affect other areas of your body.
Chiropractic Care for Car Accident Injury Includes Massage Therapy and Spinal Adjustments for Healing and Wellness
No matter what you think the extent of your injuries are after an accident, it's always best to seek chiropractic care as soon as possible. Our Atlanta chiropractor will perform a thorough examination and document the full extent of any injuries you may have sustained in the accident. We will then develop an individualized care plan which may combine chiropractic care, massage therapy and other treatment modalities to provide pain management and rehabilitative care.
Chiropractic care may include adjustments and spinal manipulations to bring the neck and spine back into alignment and relieve any pressure caused by herniated disks. Cervical curvature restoration is a gentle treatment we may use to restore the natural curvature of your spine. Depending on your specific injuries, we may recommend heat/ice therapy, TENS neurostimulation, mechanical traction, Kinesio taping or therapeutic ultrasound. We may recommend physiotherapy, therapeutic exercises, kinetic activities and neuromuscular education to help restore your range of motion and improve joint flexibility. We may also provide a custom program of at-home exercises for you to continue the healing process on your own.
If you suffer from a car accident injury, contact PSS Injury & Wellness Center and let us get you on the road to recovery.