Chiropractic Treatment for Car Accident Victims

February 09 | drsingh

Chiropractor Treatment for Auto Accident Injury

Singh Rehabilitation takes a comprehensive approach to work very closely with your personal injury lawyer and primary care physician to ensure your entire recovery process takes into account your medical history and accident type. We will work with accident liens as forms of payment – we patiently work with insurance companies as well. This is to provide peace of mind for the accident victim so that the only focus is recovery.

Car Accident Victims

Driving is a familiar daily activity, one so routine that it can be easy to forget it comes with risks. No matter how careful you are behind the wheel, a moment’s inattention or reckless habits on another driver’s part, or an unforeseen hazard on the road, can result in an accident. In California, there are nearly 200,000 accidents every year, according to industry data. Unfortunately, even minor accidents can cause injuries that impair your quality of life.

In the immediate aftermath of a crash, if you’re not obviously or visibly hurt, you may think you were lucky enough to escape unharmed. However, it’s common for the full effects of an accident to only gradually become apparent, as the shock and adrenaline wear off—this is why we always advise you seek medical care after an accident, even if you think nothing is wrong. The forces exerted on your musculoskeletal system from the sudden change in speed and momentum in a crash can easily cause painful soft tissue trauma and misalignment that require specialized care to treat.

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What Are Common Car Accident Injuries?

Whiplash and concussion are among the most common injuries associated with car accidents. The restraint offered by a properly worn seatbelt doesn’t protect your head from being jerked violently forward and back in a crash, and even slow-speed collisions can produce serious injuries to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones of the neck and back. Among the symptoms to be aware of are:

  • Pain in the neck, back, and/or shoulders
  • A stiff neck that is difficult to move or turn
  • Muscle spasms
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms

Again, these symptoms may take days to develop after the accident. Certain symptoms, such as headaches and dizziness, may also be indications of a concussion, a type of brain injury caused by a sudden movement of or impact to the head. Ruling out more serious injuries to the brain is one of the reasons you should not delay seeing a doctor after an car crash.

It is not unusual, though, for patients to be reassured by an initial medical exam, only to experience lingering pain and stiffness in the weeks or even months following an accident. If your ongoing pain and restricted movement aren’t improving on their own, Singh Rehabilitation can help.

Chiropractic and Physiotherapy: The Winning Combination for Relief from Car Accident Pain

Resolving your back or neck pain means getting to the root cause of the problem. At Singh Rehabilitation, we use a combination of chiropractic care and physiotherapy to pinpoint the source of your post-accident pain and create an individualized treatment plan to address it. We also work with your primary care physician, other specialists, and your insurance company to ensure a team approach to your long-term recovery and wellness.

Both chiropractic and physiotherapy are noninvasive, natural ways to reduce pain and restore mobility following an accident. Correcting the spinal misalignments that can result from the abrupt forces inflicted on the body in a crash helps alleviate nerve pain, inflammation, and stiffness. Proper alignment of vertebrae in the neck can be particularly beneficial for resolving lingering headaches from whiplash or a concussion. We use careful hands-on manipulation to restore motion to joints and advance your healing.

In conjunction with chiropractic treatments designed to correct alignment issues, a customized physiotherapy program will focus on helping you regain functional ability and movement. Depending on your needs, we combine exercises, stretches, massage, muscle stimulation, and other techniques to gradually increase range of motion, build strength, correct posture, and retrain movement patterns to support proper alignment. Our goal is to return you to pain-free, normal activity.

Physical Therapy

If you have been seeing a physical therapist and aren’t healing please come in for a second opinion. Physiotherapy might be a better option for your recovery. We will assess your injury and provide you with guidance on the next steps.

Start Healing Now

If your back and neck pain from a car accident isn’t going away, you don’t need to suffer. The team at Singh Chiropractors and Rehabilitation will start with a comprehensive evaluation to determine the source of your pain and craft a course of therapy designed to address it, whether the cause is spinal misalignment, soft-tissue trauma, or both. We’ll collaborate with your healthcare team to support your progress to renewed wellness. To learn more about our treatment options or to schedule your consultation, contact us here.

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