One moment everything may seem fine, when suddenly you’re involved in a serious collision. Most people have one thing on their mind after a car accident their car! However, it’s important to remember that you and your injuries come first. A visit to a chiropractor should always follow an auto injury, as chiropractors are specialists in damage to soft and hard tissue.
How Can a Chiropractor Help Me After My Auto Accident?
When you have been involved in an auto accident, it can result in some injuries that may not be obvious to see. Whiplash doesn't always present itself immediately. Nonetheless, it is important to get auto injury treatments as soon after an accident as possible. Dr. Scott Sheridan at Bonney Lake Chiropractic and Massage in Bonney Lake, WA can provide the treatment that you require.
Chiropractic adjustments are used to correct minor misalignment in the spine that keep messages from traveling unimpeded from the brain to the extremities. When the spine is misaligned, it doesn't allow the body to perform as well as it should. Chiropractic care is designed to repair that, to help patients to reach optimal health. Many different kinds of chiropractic adjustment are available and chances are very good that your chiropractor knows and uses more than one.
If you have back or neck pain after an auto accident, auto injury treatments may include spinal decompression. Between your vertebrae, there are discs that are shock absorbers and cushion the bone. They can rupture or bulge, allowing their inner contents to press on the nerve roots that emerge from the spine. Spinal decompression stretches the spine using a special table and a computerized program that is used to personalize the treatment for you. When the vertebrae are moved apart, it creates a vacuum that pulls the disc back into the space where it belongs.
Massage therapy is good for both your mind and your body. When you are stiff and tense, suffering from stress, nothing is going to work as well as it should. Massage makes the body more receptive to chiropractic treatments. Together, chiropractic care and massage are more effective than either one alone. Whether you get a deep tissue massage or a relaxation massage, you will benefit from the relief it provides.
Therapeutic exercise is used to complement the auto injury treatments you have been receiving. They are targeted at your specific injuries and body. They may include stretching as well as exercises to increase your mobility and balance. This allows you to do exercises at home between visits to have a quicker recovery.
Dr. Sheridan of Bonney Lake Chiropractic and Massage in Bonney Lake, WA offers a variety of Auto Injury Treatments to help with your recovery. Give our office a call at 253-862-6662.