Our Chiropractor Treats Auto Accident Injuries
The most common injuries suffered in car accidents are musculoskeletal disorders. The musculoskeletal system consists of muscles, bones, joints, and the spine that all work together. If you were injured in an auto accident, our Clayton, NC chiropractor here at Clayton Chiropractic treats musculoskeletal injuries on a routine basis. Chiropractic treatment is one of the most effective ways of treating injuries suffered in an auto accident. Our objective is to return your muscles, bones, and joints to full health. We do this by gently restoring your motion and functionality.
Treatment of Auto Accident Musculoskeletal Injuries
These types of injuries primarily affect muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and joints in the neck and lower back. They're typically caused by a sudden and violent impact, particularly common in auto accidents. Symptoms might include shooting or burning pain in the extremities, numbness, tingling, and weakness. Our chiropractor will manipulate joints, mostly in the spine, and adjust them so that they're correctly aligned. When manipulation is performed properly, the musculoskeletal system reaches its maximum capacity to naturally address and heal the pain. Treatment by our chiropractor after an auto accident is safe, and it doesn't involve medications, injections or surgery.
Your Initial Visit
During your first visit with our chiropractor, he will likely ask for your medical history. You'll also be asked to describe the pain that you're experiencing, and give the specific location of it along with its level on a scale of one to ten. After that, a neurological and orthopedic examination will be performed, and a preliminary diagnosis will be made. X-rays might be taken to confirm it. A treatment plan will then be formulated and discussed. Aside from joint manipulation, here are a few other treatment modalities that might be used:
- Electronic Muscle Stimulation: This form of therapy focuses on specific muscles to make them contract. Those contractions improve blood flow and heal injured muscle tissue.
- Ultrasound: This is used to provide a deep heating treatment for muscle and tendon pain. It also increases blood circulation to affected tissues which promotes healing and reduces pain.
- Home Exercises: After realignment has been achieved, you will want those body parts to stay where they are intended to be. Strengthening of surrounding muscles and tissues will help to keep all of the pieces in place.
See Our Chiropractor Immediately After an Auto Accident
An untreated auto accident injury can become permanent over time. Proper care and treatment at Clayton Chiropractic in Clayton, NC can maximize joint, ligament and tendon functionality while significantly reducing the likelihood of recurring pain. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, call us today at (919) 553-2225.