Auto accidents are scary, and we know that they can cause a variety of injuries, including some that are severe and debilitating. In many cases, chiropractic care can help. At The Russell Center for Chiropractic & Sports Medicine in Beverly, MA, we look for the root cause of your injury to treat it. Dr. Sheri Russell will help you return to a pain-free life following your accident.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
Injuries occur based on the way the accident happened. One of the most common injuries is whiplash. Other common injuries are back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, muscle soreness, and more. Knee trauma is common if your knee hits the dashboard. Accidents can also cause trauma to the ligaments in your spine or your spinal discs.
Whiplash is one of the most common in rear-end accidents. It occurs when the neck and upper spine are snapped in a violent back-and-forth motion. The resulting upper spine injury can cause chronic pain, aching, and stiffness in the back and neck. Without treatment, the condition can worsen and lead to headaches, dizziness, and other health complications.
When Should I Seek Auto Accident Treatment?
After an accident, it is important to get treatment right away, even if you are not experiencing any symptoms. Some injuries, like whiplash, take days or weeks to present symptoms. Dr. Russell can detect these conditions early and treat them before they worsen. She can also detect underlying conditions that you may be suffering from. For example, back pain could be from a herniated disc. Dr. Russell will find and treat your injury, not just your symptoms.
Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Injuries
When you visit us, Dr. Russell will create a personalized treatment plan for you. We often use spinal adjustments to treat back pain and whiplash. Realigning the spine will alleviate tension and pressure. We also provide physical rehabilitation and exercises, which will improve your range of motion after an accident. For soft tissue injuries, like muscle strains, our chiropractor can use muscle stimulation or trigger point therapy to improve blood flow and promote healing. Naturally, treatment will vary based on your injuries.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
At The Russell Center for Chiropractic & Sports Medicine in Beverly, MA, we provide natural, non-invasive treatments to help you heal after an auto accident. Whether you’re seeking chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage therapy, or SoftWave, our team can help. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, call us at (978) 927-2607 today.
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