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Common Auto Accident Injuries
Seeking treatment as soon as possible after an auto accident is imperative to prevent further damage to your musculoskeletal system and a protracted recovery period. Many injuries aren’t immediately obvious. In the absence of blood or bruising, some would assume they were fortunate to escape serious injury and consequently delay having an examination for days or even weeks, until symptoms appear.
If we could give only one piece of advice to our West Boca Raton, FL patients who experience an auto accident, if would be to contact our Shadowood Chiropractic Center as soon as possible for a comprehensive exam. It’s true that whiplash is the most common injury associated with vehicular accidents, but even low impact incidents can injure the lower back, knees, feet/ankles, shoulders, the cervical region, as well as, tendons, ligaments, joints and muscles throughout the body.
Joints aren’t the only part of the body impacted by sudden impact. Soft tissue injuries limit mobility and may cause debilitating pain. Headaches, soreness, stiffness and tenderness throughout the body often result from the adrenaline release. Our chiropractor will complete a comprehensive exam; then recommend a treatment plan to help your body naturally restore proper functionality, eliminating the source of your pain so you can return to a normal lifestyle faster.
Based on the doctor’s examination, treatment plans for accident related injuries typically include a combination of the following services:
Headaches: Headaches are stem from misalignment of the cervical vertebrae. Our chiropractor may perform manual adjustments and/or utilize computerized spinal decompression techniques to restore normal alignment and elongate the spine.
Soft Tissues Injuries: Deep Tissue Massage therapy targets precise areas in the body experiencing trauma induced stress. Deep, firm pressure breaks down muscle tissue and adhesions facilitating natural healing. This treatment is especially helpful for our Boca Raton patients would have delayed seeking medical attention because rigid scar tissue often forms after an auto accident. These scars prevent normal circulation, impair flexibility and increase inflammation. Breaking down the adhesions reduces pain.
Stiffness and Weakness: Managing pain improves mobility, but restoring full function after an accident sometimes requires physical therapy. Our chiropractic team will recommend patients follow an at-home exercise plan to get them back in shape faster. When combined with massage and manipulation therapies, exercise strengthens core muscles necessary to support spine health, which is the key focus of living a healthy, post-accident lifestyle.
Knees, Ankles and Other Joints: Our clinic uses the Cox Adjustment Technique, which is a gentle, precisely controlled adjustment protocol that gradually restores the spine to normal alignment utilizing a specially designed table that balances chiropractor applied hand pressure and table motion.
If you have been involved in an accident, don’t delay. Seek treatment as soon as possible. To learn more about our West Boca Raton services and the benefits of comprehensive chiropractic care, schedule an appointment by calling 561-488-4000.