Car Accident

Arizona Car Accident Chiropractor

Arizona traffic moves at a rapid pace, making car accidents an everyday occurrence. While many accidents do not lead to serious injury, those that do can leave accident victims with injuries that last for months or even years. According to the Arizona Department Of Transportation, 36,139 people were injured in car accidents in the year 2015 alone. Fortunately, many people find relief by seeing a chiropractor after a car accident. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a car accident, it may benefit you to seek treatment from an Arizona chiropractor.

What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is the treatment of the nervous and musculoskeletal system. Most people seek treatment from a chiropractor for back pain, joint discomfort, neck injuries and headaches after a car accident or other type of injury. Many people see a chiropractor after a car accident to reduce acute pain and help them manage pain over the long term.

What Is A Chiropractor?
A doctor of chiropractic is also known as a DC and is trained to deliver care to patients. A chiropractor may use manual techniques to relieve pain and also teach patients exercises and lifestyle changes to help them move forward after treatment has ended. The experts at Advanced Chiropractic specialize in helping car accident victims manage their pain during the acute phase, during recovery and when maintaining their condition.

Types Of Accident Injuries Treated At Advanced Chiropractic
While there are many different types of injuries that can occur after a car accident, there are some that your Arizona car accident chiropractor sees more often than others. The most common auto accident injuries seen by chiropractors include:

  • Whiplash
  • Herniated Discs
  • Generalized Back Pain
  • Neck Discomfort
  • Headaches That Linger After An Accident
  • Sciatica Due To Pressure On The Sciatic Nerve
  • Pain That Radiates Down One Or Both Arms Due To Injury To The Cervical Spine

Treatments For Neck Pain

It is impossible to determine exactly what kind of treatments accident victims need without an evaluation, but the following treatments are often used by chiropractors to treat pain:

Cervical Traction
Manual cervical traction may be used by chiropractors to relieve neck pain. This is a very gentle technique performed by gently stretching the cervical spine.

Massage
Massage techniques may be used to help reduce the pain and stiffness in the neck after an auto accident.

Mobilization Of The Cervical Spine
This technique is done by placing the patient on their back while the chiropractor moves the patient’s head in different directions.

Back Pain Treatments

Back pain is a common complaint of car accident victims. Some of the treatments used to treat and relieve back pain are:

Spinal Manipulation
Manual manipulation can also be used to treat back pain as well as neck pain. This is performed by the chiropractor at the patient’s tolerance.

Mobilization
Mobilization techniques may also be used to reduce lower back pain.

Lumbar Traction
Traction to the lumbar spine may be used to help reduce back pain associated with injuries to the mid-to-lower back. This type of treatment is often used to reduce sciatic pain.

Whiplash Treatment
Whiplash is one of the most common car accident related injuries in people of all ages. This type of injury occurs when the head is forcefully moved in an unnatural direction due to the force of impact. Whiplash can cause severe stiffness of the neck, blurred vision and pain that radiates down the arms to the hands. Some things chiropractors may do to reduce the pain associated with this condition may include:

Spinal Adjustments
Adjustments made manually by the doctor of chiropractic medicine can help restore movement. Because whiplash can be very painful, adjustments are performed according to the patient’s tolerance.

Range-Of-Motion Exercises
Range-of-motion exercises are gentle and can help patients loosen up stiff neck muscles after being injured in an automobile accident.

Lifestyle Changes To Reduce Pain
Chiropractors may also help patients learn ways to manage and reduce their pain by changing some things in their lifestyle that may exacerbate pain and stiffness.

If you have been injured in a car accident, contact an Arizona car accident chiropractor. The experts at Advanced Chiropractic & Wellness center will evaluate your condition and let you know the best way to move forward to reduce pain and help you manage your condition as time goes on. Making the decision to seek chiropractic treatment can help you just as it has thousands of Arizona residents hurt in automobile accidents each week. If you are in pain due to an accident, do not delay in seeking chiropractic treatment so you can look forward to a bright and pain-free future.

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