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Injuries from auto accidents do not always mean broken bones or open wounds. The impact of an accident can cause damage to soft tissue deep inside the body or a change in the alignment of the spine. At the time of the accident, the individual may not even be aware of an injury, because of the shock and rush of adrenaline. However, days later, the individual may experience symptoms of whiplash or other injuries.
If you have been in an auto accident, schedule an appointment with a chiropractor to assess any injuries that may have occurred.
The term “whiplash” is used to describe the rapid forward and back movement of the head and upper spine during auto accident impacts. This action can cause damage to the muscles, tendons, and cervical discs of the spine. Individuals who have received a whiplash injury may experience neck pain, difficulty turning the head, headaches, dizziness or vision problems. The discomfort can remain despite home remedies, such as heat or cold packs, bracing or over-the-counter pain relievers.
Chiropractors routinely provide treatment to individuals with injuries from auto accidents, and they often treat people who have whiplash pain and immobility. These injuries often involve tears that are deep within the tissues. Conventional medical treatment may not always be sufficient to fully repair these small injuries.
In addition, the jolting movement of an impact can lead to the improper alignment of bones in the spinal column, which can contribute to neck pain and impairment of mobility. To fully repair the damaged tissue and restore proper alignment of the spine, you need the comprehensive evaluation and assessment from a chiropractic professional. A chiropractor near Atlanta can offer a number of techniques to help relieve your whiplash injury.
Your car accident chiropractor in Lithonia can provide a variety of treatment to help relieve neck discomfort from whiplash. Manual adjustment can help to relieve pressure on nerves that causes constant pain. Therapeutic exercises strengthen the muscles that support the neck to provide better function. Ultrasound therapy can aid healing of soft tissues. Full Body Rejuvenation also offers physiotherapy treatments, to facilitate soft tissue healing and improve range-of-motion. Your Lithonia chiropractor will design a care plan that addresses your individual needs.
Our Full Body Rejuvenation Center chiropractors and our highly trained staff are proud to provide superior care to our patients in Lithonia and surrounding communities near Atlanta.
Contact our Full Body Rejuvenation Center today at 770-733-1381 for an appointment to learn more about techniques that can relieve your whiplash discomfort.