Since 2006, Westchase Chiropractic diligently takes care of patients injured in auto accidents. An adjustment restores misalignments caused by the accident. Furthermore, chiropractic care relieves the pressure from the spinal cord to prevent further symptoms from developing. Left untreated, spine misalignments can cause several more serious problems that extend beyond mild pain and discomfort. Examples of these problems could include the following conditions:
Shoulder and arm pain
Decreased range of motion
A common injury from an auto accident is whiplash and there are a variety of symptoms associated with it. Whiplash is caused when the neck is forced forward into extension and then violently forced backward into hyperflexion. The whiplash can damage the tissues, discs, and paravertebral muscle. It can also change the normal cervical curve, or arch of life, therefore adding pressure to the brain stem and spinal cord. Chiropractic care rehabilitates and helps restore the natural cervical curve, improving brain and body connection.
If a disc injury is caused from an auto accident, we have a Spinal Decompression Table to assist the patient in their healing process. This therapy can effectively decompress both the neck and/or lower back using only a gentle low force. The Spinal Decompression Table accompanied by chiropractic care can help relieve chronic pain and promote an optimal healing environment for bulging, degenerating, or herniated discs.