Chiropractic Treatment for an Auto Accident Injury
If you have been in a car accident, it is likely that have you suffered an injury. With over three million survivors of car crashes sustaining an injury each year in the United States, any of us can be a victim. The professional auto accident injury treatment provided at HQ Chiropractic will help in your recovery. We have clinics in Odessa, TX, Midland TX, and Hobbs, NM.
Treatment for Whiplash
By far the most common result of an auto accident is whiplash. Whiplash is caused by the sudden and forceful movement of the head. The powerful back and forward movement overextend the muscles and ligaments in the neck. This can cause swelling, excessive pain, and headaches and migraines.
Your chiropractor will check the alignment of the vertebrae in your neck. They will maneuver any misaligned vertebrae back into place. By doing this, they remove any rubbing of vertebrae against the nerves. By making sure your head is sitting on your spinal column correctly, they ensure that any undue pressure is not being exerted onto your muscles.
Massage therapy and muscle stimulation will help to heal strained muscles in your neck. The improved circulation will aid in the healing process. Working to reduce any swelling will relieve the pressure being put against the nerves. Reducing inflammation in this area will reduce pain and improve the movement of your neck.
Treatment for Dislocated Vertebrae or Herniated Discs
Hard impacts experienced during an auto accident can affect the makeup of your spine. Damage to your spine can cause both muscle and nerve issues. A dislocated vertebra can rub against a nerve and cause pain. A misaligned spine can also put your muscles in an improper position, leading to pain and mobility problems. Your chiropractor will guide any misaligned vertebrae back into position. This will take the pain-causing pressure off of your nerves and aid your muscles to sit correctly. Inflammation reducing treatment and muscle strengthening exercises will also relieve pain and improve your mobility.
In between the vertebrae in your spine are gel-filled, shock-absorbing discs. If the gel inside the disc is forced through the outer wall, it can put pressure against a nerve running through the spinal column. The result can be inflammation, pain, and muscle stiffness.
With a herniated disc, your chiropractor will work the disc back towards its proper position and away from the nerve. Then with the techniques mentioned above, they will resolve any nerve or muscle-related issues caused by the herniation.
Treatment for Muscle Strains and Joint Sprains
Being bounced around inside a vehicle during an accident can strain muscles and injure the connective tissues around your joints. Your chiropractor will make sure the affected joints are properly aligned. Physical and massage therapies will help to relieve tense muscles and improve blood flow to those areas that will aid in the healing process. Strengthening and flexibility exercises can be used to improve muscle and ligament function.
Proper Auto Accident Injury Treatment Speeds Up Recovery
Specialized chiropractic treatment will speed up your recovery from an auto accident injury. You can trust that the trained team at HQ Chiropractic will develop a comprehensive and effective treatment plan. We serve the communities of Odessa and Midland, TX and Hobbs and Albuquerque, NM. Set up an appointment with us today to begin your journey to recovery.