At Egbert Family Chiropractic, we treat those who experience injuries due to an auto accident. We understand that these injuries can affect various aspects of a patient's life, so we devise a plan that reduces pain while promoting function. Each patient receives a treatment plan that's specifically geared toward the nature and severity of his or her injuries.
Whiplash is a common issue that arises as a result of a rear-end collision. During this particular variety of auto accident, the person is propelled forward, which forces the person's neck forward. Then, the person goes back to the initial position, which propels the person backward. The strain placed on the neck can cause whiplash. People who have whiplash experience damage to the joints, ligaments, discs, muscles or nerves in the neck. It causes symptoms such as neck pain and stiffness, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, irritability and sleep disturbances. Our chiropractor treats whiplash using an adjustment that realigns the discs and joints to take pressure off of the surrounding soft tissue and nerves. A chiropractor may guide you through a series of exercises that increase the range of motion in your neck.
Sciatic Nerve Damage
Lower back problems may arise as the result of an auto accident. If you get into a car accident, your body is being forced in a direction you weren't intending to go, which has the ability to push your vertebrae out of alignment with your discs. This places pressure on the nearby soft tissue and nerves. Ultimately, it could lead to an issue in your back known as sciatica, which is a condition that occurs when the sciatic nerve is damaged or constricted. It's possible you'll have sciatica pain that radiates from your lower back to your toes. Numbness and tingling are possible as well.
Our chiropractor will relieve your sciatica pain by giving you a spinal alignment to ensure you don't have any discs or vertebrae that are out of alignment and causing your symptoms. Our chiropractor will guide you through exercises designed to work your lower back in order to increase flexion and reduce your pain and discomfort. Our chiropractor may perform spinal decompression, a treatment consisting of a traction table that gently pulls the spine to remove pressure on the discs inside of the back.
Soft Tissue Injury
Your soft tissue is vulnerable to damage, especially in the event of an auto accident. Our chiropractor diagnoses your particular issue and uses natural remedies to relieve your pain. For instance, our chiropractor may utilize exercises specifically designed to work the muscles slowly, so you regain your ability to perform tasks you once did. The exercises progress at a pace that's comfortable for you. Our chiropractor may recommend chiropractic massage, which consists of a massage therapist performing manual manipulation on the muscles to loosen stiff muscles and relieve your pain. The massage promotes blood flow to the injured area, so you're able to heal quicker and more effectively from the additional nutrients traveling to the area.