Car accident injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to more severe whiplash, sciatica, neck and lower back pain.
Many victims also suffer chronic headaches, dizziness, insomnia, numbness and tingling. The term Whiplash is used to describe the sudden jerking backwards and forward of the skull that occurs from a rear-end auto accident or motor vehicle collision (MVA).
If left untreated, injuries from auto accidents can lead to chronic problems like headaches, neck pain, numbness and tingling, dizziness, insomnia, low back pain, sciatica and a whole host of other problems. Once chronic, these physical problems become very difficult to treat.
Sometimes right after a car accident, a whiplash victim feels no symptoms at all. What happens is the adrenaline is flowing and we are worried more about our car, or the other occupants, or missing work. But then the next day the whiplash symptoms kick in…and they kick in hard. This is actually very common.
The best thing to do if you are rear ended or involved in any kind of a motor vehicle collision/auto accident, is to get yourself to a chiropractor's office as soon as possible.
Chiropractic treatments for a car accident injury are natural, safe and give lasting pain relief. Pain killers only provide temporary respite, while chiropractic care offers a more permanent solution.
Chiropractic care can help prevent acute inflammation from spreading unimpeded throughout the injured area and wreaking havoc on your body and your life. They also help to keep the joints mobile by removing subluxations (misalignments of the vertebrae or bones of the spine) caused by the auto accident. In this way, chiropractic care not only helps the body to heal itself from its injuries but also prevents the injuries from becoming chronic and long-lasting.
New Health Chiropractic Care can help you to recover from auto accident injuries through chiropractic care, including injuries which, if left untreated, can turn into long-term problems.
Spinal decompression therapy is FDA cleared and has a high success rate for pain associated with herniated or bulging discs. It is a non-surgical, traction based therapy for the relief of back and leg pain or neck and arm pain.
During this procedure, by cycling through distraction and relaxation phases and by proper positioning, a spinal disc can be isolated and placed under negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect within it.
Anyone who has back pain or neck pain caused in whole or in part by a damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression therapy.
These conditions include:
o Herniated, protruding or bulging discs
o Spinal stenosis
o Radiculopathy (pinched nerves)
The gentle distractive forces of the Decompression therapy create a decompression of the spine with unloading due to distraction and proper positioning, to improve blood flow and nutrient exchange to the injured area. You'll experience several cycles of stretch and relaxation, which graduates to a peak over a period of several minutes.
A typical treatment program is spread over 1 to 3 months. The procedure has had great success in treating herniated discs and even greater for other conditions with most patients becoming well or better.
One study documented by MRI up to 90% reduction of disc herniations in 10 of 14 cases and other studies reported that the majority of ruptured disc patients achieved "good" to "excellent" results after spinal decompression therapy.
A complete program targeting the function of the stabilization muscles is a vital part of Decomprssion Therapy. Exercise and nutrition therapy such as heat, guided stretching or stregthening and cold therapy can assist in rehabilitation of these structures. Our goal is to not only help heal the disc, but to also enhance muscular control and support of the back and neck.
Regular home exercise and periodic visits to our office will help in maintaining your spinal health and reduce the probability of re-occurrence. Clinical results of this type of therapy have been effective in over 75% of the patients treated and most patients find long-term relief or effective management of their pain when they complete the entire program of treatments utilizing the Spinal Decompression Therapy.
Spinal decompression therapy is not recommended for pregnant women, patients who have severe osteoporosis, severe obesity or severe nerve damage.
Spinal surgery with instrumentation (screws or metal plates) is also contraindicated. However, spinal decompression therapy after bone fusion or non-fusion surgery, can be performed.