Whiplash is a term commonly used to refer to as the rapid forward and backward motion of the neck caused by a trauma such as a car accident. Symptoms can range from muscle soreness in the neck, upper back and shoulder, to sharp localized pains, to shooting pain or numbness into the shoulder, elbow, or hand.
There are many variables that come into play when evaluating whiplash, such as direction of the impact, positioning of the head and arms at the time of impact, driver or passenger seatbelt harness, and many other factors. Arriving at the proper diagnosis, and creating an effective plan to reduce the pain in the short term as quick as possible, as well as minimizing the likelihood of long term damage is our priority.
We will use a variety of techniques to address all the effected tissues including the muscles, ligaments, and vertebral discs.
Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Injury: Drug-Free Pain Relief is Possible
If you are suffering from back pain or neck pain after a car accident, you may have sustained a spinal injury or a whiplash injury. Without proper care, these injuries can have a serious impact on your health, leading to months or even years of chronic pain.
Our Madison chiropractor, Dr. Keith Mirante, has substantial experience treating auto accident injury patients. Dr. Mirante understands the best ways to manage back pain and whiplash pain to help you achieve results.
Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Injury Treats Whiplash Pain
Neck pain and back pain occurs when the force of an auto accident knocks or whips the spine. For example, a whiplash injury may occur when the force of a rear-impact accident abruptly “whips” the cervical spine backwards and forwards. Not only does this abrupt movement knock the spine out of alignment, but it also can strain the neck muscles, ligaments, and discs, causing further stiffness, soreness, and pain.
Our office, located on the shoreline of Connecticut, has the unique ability to perform an extremely detailed exam allowing us to find what course of care would fit the patient's needs. We also have on-site digital X-Ray which allows us to perform a motion study X-Ray, placing the spine in various positions to elicit where the damage has occurred.
Chiropractic adjustments treat the underlying spinal injury or whiplash injury. Adjustments relieve pressure on the nerves and muscles, while also bringing alignment back to the spine. Complementary therapies, including corrective exercises, will help bring a full range of motion back to the body.
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If you have recently been in an auto accident, our chiropractor Dr. Mirante, located in Madison, CT is here to help.
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If you have recently been in a car accident, contact our chiropractor as soon as possible. Both acute and chronic pain benefit from prompt treatment. With proper diagnostic care, our chiropractor will be able to identify your underlying injuries and create a custom treatment program to support your body’s natural healing process.
You do not need to be in a major accident to sustain serious damage to the musculoskeletal system. Injuries at speeds as slow as 5mph can still cause damage to the neck and/or back causing a painful whiplash injury. Unfortunately, since a fender bender is considered to be a “minor” accident, accident victims typically delay seeking treatment – which can lead to a lifetime of health problems. Prompt care makes a difference!
Could you be suffering from pain caused by whiplash or a spinal injury? Accident injury pain symptoms include whiplash, neck and back pain, headaches, migraines, shoulder pain, fatigue, weakness in an upper or lower limb, jaw pain, and pain in the face. Many accident victims also suffer from sleep disturbances, blurred vision, irritability, dizziness, and forgetfulness. Chiropractic care for auto injury is the most effective way to manage these symptoms and support the body’s natural healing process.