Auto Accidents or Motor Vehicle Accidents

Car Accident

Did you know an auto accident at just 8 miles an hour can injure your neck and spinal cord? It’s true, motor vehicle accidents whether low impact or high impact can cause significant damage to your neck, spinal column and vertebral alignment. There are many different symptoms of whiplash depending on which direction the trauma occurred. Whiplash is a relatively common injury that occurs to a person’s head and neck following a sudden starting or stopping force, most commonly in the form of motor vehicle accidents. The term “whiplash injury” describes damage to the boney structures in the neck, nerves and soft tissues; while "whiplash associated disorders" describe a more severe and chronic condition that often entails many symptoms. If "whiplash associated disorders" remain uncorrected it can lead to early degenerative changes in neck and upper back. While some people involved in minor motor vehicle accidents recover quickly without any chronic symptoms, others may not experience symptoms right away, but develop symptoms months to years later. This can lead to chronic and permanent damage to the spine, neck and nervous system.

Every case of whiplash is different and therefore each individual’s chiropractic treatment may vary. Here at Abundant Life Chiropractic we offer state of the art chiropractic treatment strategies for each individual's unique injury and each treatment is directly related to the examination and x-rays findings. Treatment techniques may include, but are not limited to, specific spinal adjustments, PNF stretching, myofascial release, massage and acupuncture. Gentle chiropractic adjustments are used to correct subluxations, nerve interference or misalignments that may be inhibiting your body’s natural ability to heal. This allows nerves to flow without interference to your organs, muscles and tissues. We will also work to recreate your natural neck curve by having you do strengthening and stretching exercises. These exercises will help to correct and stabilize your ligaments and muscles from trauma they may have sustained from the whiplash injury.

In office and at home rehabilitation exercises will be prescribed to prevent the condition from returning. Massage therapy is often recommended to help alleviate symptoms of whiplash. Massage therapy will help speed up your healing process by decreasing inflammation, stress and strain.

We work with your auto insurance company to make sure you get the care you deserve and need. When it comes the motor vehicle accidents time is of the essence. It is very important to get your spine checked right away after any type of motor vehicle accident. The longer you wait the more likely you are to end up suffering from these injuries, which if left untreated altogether can lead to chronic pain, headaches, stiffness, premature degeneration, and a decreasing quality of life.

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