Auto Accident Injuries
An auto accident, even just a minor bump or fender bender, can result in injury. The most common auto accident injuries we see in Pensacola, FL, are soft-tissue damage, inflammation, and spinal injuries. At Stern Chiropractic Clinic, we have been providing our patients with chiropractic care for auto accident injury recovery for many years.
Ignoring Symptoms after Auto Accidents is a Mistake
Inflammation is the body's natural response to muscle, ligament, and tendon damage. The pain might seem bearable at first, but if you don't get medical care soon enough, severe inflammation will set in. If left unaddressed, even a mild auto accident injury can lead to long-term pain and immobility. Injuries you could sustain in an auto accident in addition to broken bones and gashes include:
- Spinal injuries
- Balance issues
- Severely sprained muscles
Too often, people don't seek chiropractic care after an auto accident because the full extent of injuries can take several days to become fully apparent.
Whiplash Symptoms and Complications
People who sustain a whiplash injury may experience symptoms that linger for months. Combine this with spinal misalignment, and leaving it all untreated can lead to chronic pain and significant mobility loss. Headaches and migraines can set in. Some people experience blurred vision and have trouble concentrating, which impacts their ability to focus on work. Over time, a person may adapt to their new pain levels with other parts of the body overcompensating in ways that they shouldn't, leading to future complications.
Chiropractic Care is a Drug-Free Treatment for Auto Accident Injury
Chiropractic care is an appealing option for auto accident injury treatment because it is natural and non-invasive. Rather than masking your pain with prescription medication or performing invasive surgery, our chiropractor will identify the root cause of your pain and immobility before creating a chiropractic care plan to address it. Many complications and injuries, especially injuries involving disc damage and pinched nerves, respond well to chiropractic care. Your chiropractic care plan may include:
- Spinal decompression to reduce pressure in the lower back and promote healing of damaged tissues
- Spinal manipulation will restore your body’s natural alignment, reducing your pain and improving your range of motion
- X-rays to produce the most accurate possible diagnosis
- Targeted massage therapy to relax your muscles and reduce inflammation
- Electronic pulse therapy to promote the healing of deep tissues
Our chiropractor will assess your condition to determine which chiropractic treatments will be best for you.
Contact Our Chiropractor in Pensacola for Help Recovering from Auto Accident Injuries
For more information on auto accident injuries or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call Stern Chiropractic Clinic today at (850) 435-9200.