Were you the victim of a car accident? Has a work injury left you struggling with chronic pain? Our team can help. Our team uses patient-proven, non-invasive treatments to help accident victims heal.
Auto accident patients choose our practice because of our whole body approach to injury rehabilitation. Rather than covering up pain with medication, our treatments address the underlying injury. For many patients, an auto accident or workplace injury has caused a misalignment of the musculoskeletal system, as well as soft tissue injuries. Diagnosing and correcting the misalignment in the spine is the first step back to wellness. We also offer other therapies, including acupuncture and massage, to manage pain during the healing process.
Most people do not realize that even a minor car accident can lead to soft tissue injuries (such as muscle strains, ligament sprains, bruising, edema, muscle/ligament tears etc.) If left untreated, this can lead to chronic pain, altered posture, and arthritis. Any type of trauma, no matter how big or small, takes a toll on the body. After an injury, it's important to be thoroughly evaluated to determine exactly what has been injured.
It's particularly important not to delay treatment because many people do not experience pain and other symptoms immediately following injuries such as auto accidents. It often takes 48 hours or more to feel the full effects of pain from the soft tissue injuries. It can take days, weeks or even months for other major symptoms to show up, which is why chiropractic care is essential to maintaining the health of a spine that has been through a trauma. Despite the delayed onset of symptoms, these medical problems can lead to long-term complications, including chronic pain, if they are not treated.
During your first visit, our team will focus on identifying your underlying injuries. Because each patient is unique, we create fully customized treatment plans. For example, if you suffer from chronic back pain due to a herniated disc or work injury, we may recommend a combination of manual adjustments and physiotherapy. Spinal adjustments help restore proper alignment to the lower back. Physiotherapy treatments speed the healing process for sore and injured muscles and include things such as ultrasound or cold laser. They also help relieve chronic pain. Depending on your injury, we may recommend heat and cold therapy to rehabilitate injured ligaments as well as neural stimulation to promote healing. By combining a variety of complementary healing techniques, our treatment plans help speed the healing process and may substantially reduce recovery time.