At Ahnen Chiropractic we treat auto accident injuries including whiplash, back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines. Our chiropractor in Mesa AZ Dr. Ahnen will help you with pain management and rehabilitation for your car accident injury. Chiropractic care combined with other treatment methods such as massage and physiotherapy will assist in the natural healing process and get your body back to a healthy, pain-free state.
If you are suffering and in pain after a car accident, you may have sustained an injury to the spinal column or a whiplash injury to the back and neck. Without proper care, these injuries can have a serious impact on your overall health, that could lead to months or even years of chronic pain. With our chiropractic care in Mesa AZ, Dr Ahnen can offer patients a drug and surgery free approach to treating your injuries.
After an auto accident you may experience tense, stiff muscles that could be a result of neck and back injuries, whiplash, or soft tissue injuries. A chiropractic care and massage is a great option for pain relief following the accident to alleviate the built up tension and assess the injuries to determine the severity.
The chiropractor is able to diagnose your injuries and provide the most corrective treatment to help you heal. The first step in healing after your accident is seeking the care your body needs to heal the natural way. Chiropractic care is a natural approach to healing as it helps in the healing process versus masking the pain with medications.
Low impact collisions are also known to cause additional pain and tension, not only the large or more brutal accidents. The most common form of pain is whiplash, resulting in neck injuries. Whiplash can occur in as little as only a 2.5 mph sudden change in speed. If you are feeling stiff and sore, don’t try to ‘tough it out’. Professional care is available to readjust and properly massage the tension away.
All forms of whiplash are different, and the treatments for whiplash should be assessed accordingly. The appropriate treatment plan will be determined by your chiropractor during your initial chiropractic exam. Typical treatment plans for chiropractic whiplash care is:
Typically when auto accident injuries occur, the pain can be associated with joint dysfunction that was thrown out of proper alignment during impact. The spinal manipulation addresses the joint dysfunction by moving the joint back into it’s correct alignment with short, thrusting movements.
If a muscle is very tight, it will restrict and coil up. By relaxing the muscle with a combination of gentle stretches that alleviate the tension buildup and contractions. Your chiropractor may also use a finger technique to apply pressure to the trigger point that is causing the pain.
After a chiropractic exam to determine the extent of your auto injuries, your chiropractor may determine some simple, at-home exercises you could perform to alleviate the pain. These exercises are typically low impact minimally straining exercises that slowly bring the body to a less stressful, tense state. These exercises may be used in conjunction with your chiropractic manipulation.