After a car accident ends, it’s natural to want to return to normal as soon as possible, but you may be held back by your injuries. Resting and medication can only do so much without addressing the root cause of your problems. That’s where chiropractic services can help you overcome your post car accident soreness.
1. Whiplash Treatment
Whiplash is the most common car accident injury, especially in fender benders or high-speed accidents. This injury occurs when the head is jerked quickly forward and back, straining the neck and shoulder muscles. If you have post car accident soreness in the neck, back, or shoulders, it could be likely you’re suffering from whiplash, but we can help you overcome it. Our whiplash treatment is designed to target the underlying cause of your symptoms. Over time it should eliminate pain, increase mobility and circulation, strengthen the muscles, and reduce pressure in neck muscles and nerves, so your temporary whiplash symptoms don’t turn into chronic symptoms.
2. Manual Muscle Therapy
If you’re unsure what’s causing your post car accident soreness our manual muscle therapy can help target the source. The goal of manual muscle therapy is to reduce pain and relax the muscles. It can also improve the quality of your sleep, decrease anxiety, and improve your range of motion, all of which can help to alleviate post car accident soreness and mental strain.
3. Chiropractic Adjustments
A common and effective addition to any treatment for post car accident soreness is chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractors use hands-on techniques or the assistance of a specialized table to target the source of your pain, manipulate joints , and more. Chiropractic adjustments vary from person to person as each injury and each body is unique. Your specific treatment might involve a combination of any of these techniques:
A traditional chiropractic technique that places pressure on the affected vertebrae to help increase movement.
A hands-on technique that focuses on biomechanics and structure to realign and improve mobility.
This technique uses a specialized table with moving parts to assist the chiropractor during the chiropractic adjustment.
For a gentle, low-force adjustment, a chiropractor uses a special instrument to assist with this specific chiropractic technique.
This technique focuses on the first two vertebrae of the spine and is one of the oldest chiropractic techniques.
Active Release Technique
This method manipulates soft tissue, specifically focusing on the scar and fibrotic soft tissues that cause pain or alter body mechanics.
The goal of chiropractic adjustments is to eliminate pain, increase function and range of movement, and help you overcome your injuries. If you’ve tried every other option for your post car accident soreness, or you want to explore chiropractic care, an adjustment can be a great place to start.
4. Spinal Decompression
If you are suffering from post car accident soreness in your back, you could benefit from spinal decompression. Our spinal decompression treatment moves herniated, bulging, or degenerated discs back into place by relieving pressure in the spine. We do this with a combination of manual decompression and using our spinal decompression table to safely stretch your spine. Over time it should help relieve pain and tightness in the spine, which can heal back pain and post car accident soreness.
5. Physical Rehab
Physical rehab, also known as physical rehabilitation, can help you restore function after suffering from an injury, being out of shape, or any other complication. It can also help alleviate your post car accident soreness, rather that be from nerve damage, muscle strain, a broken bone, amputation, or something else. Depending on the severity of your injuries, physical rehab could take anywhere from weeks to years. However, a chiropractor will be able to work with you long-term to restore your function and help you move forward after your accident.
Your First Step Forward
At Essential Chirocare, we provide professional chiropractic services to find and eliminate the root source of your pain. Your car accident doesn’t have to change your life. We can provide the tools to help you move forward and move better. Don’t let your post car accident soreness hold you back. Take your first steps toward recovery, and contact us to schedule your first consultation.