Have you experienced an auto accident injury that has left you with discomfort and pain? Our Los Gatos chiropractor of McGrain Chiropractic understands how to pave the way to healing from trauma of neck pain, whiplash and back pain from an auto accident injury. Whether your injury is acute or chronic, chiropractic is an effective, dynamic, long-lasting intervention to help you be pain free.
Although you may not be experiencing pain or discomfort, the occurrence of sudden movement can cause trauma to the neck, back, skull and associated structures resulting in an auto accident injury. Sometimes the sensations of pain or discomfort do not become realized until days or even weeks after the auto accident injury has occurred. The optimal time to see our chiropractor is directly after you have experienced an auto accident to prevent damage to tissues and bone from setting in.
How Chiropractic Works to Improve Health After an Auto Accident Injury
When an accident occurs, there are many circumstances that can lead to injury. In some instances, because seatbelts keep at least part of the body semi-stationary and airbags deploy, a myriad or combination of injuries often take place.
There are many types of injuries that can occur as a result of an auto accident such as neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain and so on. Many patients report experiencing numbness and tingling, headaches, neck spasms, back spasms, frozen shoulder, lack of range of motion or generalized whole-body discomfort and soreness. When force is applied to the neck and whiplash occurs, muscles that are regularly engaged to support the skull, spinal column and associated structures are quickly stretched beyond normal ranges of motion. When spinal supports are compromised, not only do the vertebrae become bruised, subluxated and damaged overall, but so do the associated tendons and ligaments.
At your visit, our chiropractor will complete a thorough intake to discover how your auto accident has impacted your overall health. Dr. McGrain will ask questions about the specific type of impact, if you experienced whiplash, whether you were thrown from the car, if the airbags were deployed or if the car was hit by another car. We will also inquire about general health to understand what your exercise routines and daily habits are like to determine the extent of your auto accident injury.
Once we have attained these details, a comprehensive chiropractic plan will be developed for your individual needs. At McGrain Chiropractic, we use a combination of spinal decompression, spinal manipulation, therapeutic massage, nutritional therapy and therapeutic exercises for providing relief and rehabilitation. Spinal decompression, manipulation and massage assist in removing subluxation, restoring postural alignment, improving range of motion and creating enhanced nervous system communication. This means a more pain free you to improve range of motion and well-being.