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Chiropractic Treatment for Car Accident Injuries in Lauderhill
The ideal time to visit our office is immediately following a collision. Often, patients feel no back pain, neck pain or other symptoms for many days or weeks. However, our chiropractor is experienced in diagnosing car accident injury before it causes complications. Waiting several weeks or months could worsen a condition and lead to a longer healing process.
Over time, an untreated injury may lead to an increase in existing and new symptoms, because the body is attempting to heal itself and isolate the spinal or neck injuries. This is why many patients often believe they are uninjured for the first few days or weeks following car accident injury, only to find out the vertebrae and discs in the spine or neck have been dislocated or compressed, causing back or neck pain, headaches and migraines.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help with Whiplash, Back Pain
By seeking chiropractic care immediately following an accident, you can identify muscle, joint, tendon, spine and nerve damage before symptoms arise. A visit to our Lauderhill chiropractor following an accident consists of a complete consultation and x-ray to make a thorough diagnosis. If you are experiencing back pain as the result of spinal subluxations or a herniated disc, we may recommend frequent adjustments to the spine over a specified period of time. Similarly, we recommend the same type of chiropractic care to the upper spine and neck for whiplash patients.
To help reduce back pain and neck pain, we may also recommend acupuncture or massage therapy, which can relieve muscle tension and aid with the healing process. Acupuncture and massage therapy are natural methods of managing back pain and neck pain that offer an alternative to prescription and over the counter pain medications. Many patients who receive these treatments also report a decrease in the severity or occurrences of other chronic conditions, such as arthritis, headaches and migraines.
Because chiropractic care helps a car accident injury heal, and alternative therapies can help with pain, we also utilize physical therapy as a means of helping injury victims who are suffering from prolonged muscle stiffness or difficulty moving the joints full range. Physical therapy exercises are designed to stretch the muscles and challenge them. As patients progress, the exercises become increasingly difficult until full, pain-free motion range returns.
If you suffer from car accident injury and are in need of a Lauderhill chiropractor to assess and treat your injuries, call us today. We accept most auto accident insurance plans, as well as most personal health insurance policies.