An auto accident is a scary time, especially if you have been injured. Chiropractic care is a popular treatment option for auto accident injuries because it is effective and non-invasive. Below, let's examine some common auto accident injuries, and learn how a chiropractor is able to help.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
One of the most common auto accident injuries is whiplash. This injury is typically sustained in rear-ending accidents. The blunt force to the rear of the vehicle can cause the neck and head to suddenly jerk forward and backward. This can cause strained or sprained muscles in the neck. A herniated disc is another common injury of auto accident injuries. This occurs when the gel which resides inside spinal discs escapes, pushing through the disc’s fibrous outer layer. Fractures, sprains, strains, and bone bruises are all also common auto accident injuries that can be treated with chiropractic care.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
Oftentimes in an auto accident, the body's structural and neuromuscular system becomes misaligned. Not only can this be painful at the immediate site of the injury, but it can compromise the body's overall structure. A chiropractor is able to realign the body through several techniques. Chiropractic care is often used to treat auto accident injuries because it is safe and effective. Plus, chiropractic care offers a non-invasive treatment option to get you on the road to recovery.
A chiropractor can use several tools to help treat an auto accident injury. Before any treatment is administered, patients undergo a full evaluation. Depending on the location and severity of the injury, the chiropractor will put together a customized treatment plan. Manual manipulation is commonly used to treat auto accident injuries in conjunction with massage therapy. The manipulation works to help put the spine back into alignment, while relieving undue stress on injuries to help them heal naturally. Massages work to help soothe tense muscles and stimulate blood flow to promote healing. Additionally, a chiropractor may prescribe ongoing physical therapy to help keep the body flexible and strong to prevent the area from becoming injured again in the future.
HQ Chiropractic offers 4 distinct locations to help treat your auto accident injury. We have an office in Odessa, TX, Midland, TX, Hobbs, NM, and Albuquerque, NM. Our caring and professional team is dedicated to providing you the best in chiropractic care to get you back to the activities you love. To learn more about how we can help, give us a call.
Our Odessa office can be reached at (432)-363-8182. For Midland, our team can be reached at (432)-262-2440. Our Hobbs location can be reached at (575) 318-2640 and our Albuquerque team can be reached at (505) 508-5170.