Injuries caused by low speed collisions are not frequently diagnosed by medical doctors and symptoms may not show up for months. If you are concerned about your health after an accident, our Santa Maria chiropractor can help explain your injury and get you back to health.
In order to succeed with treating an auto injury, finding someone who understands your situation is vital. The team at Restorative Spine & Joint is very knowledgeable about these sorts of injuries and are able to accurately evaluate your spinal situation. With care, the sooner you start, the less likely you are to develop long term spinal and nervous system issues.
Auto Injury IN Santa Maria
The most common type of injury that occurs during a car accident is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the head is forcefully thrust backward and forward. This causes strain and damage to the small ligaments and muscles supporting the spine, especially in the neck, and the soft tissues in the neck, shoulders, and arms.
Depending on the severity of your accident, including the angle of impact and collision speed, you may sustain a wide range of injuries. The team at Restorative Spine & Joint has advanced training in auto accident injuries and treatment to provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your condition and effective treatment to help you recover.
The most significant auto injuries occur when the headrest is low. This is because it functions as acceleration point for your head and neck in the event of a rear-end collision. An impact of 10 mph can convert into much greater speeds for your head and neck with your headrest positioned in this way.
Treatments FOR AUTO INJURY
The team at Restorative Spine & Joint offers comprehensive care for auto accident injuries to get you out of pain and back to your normal level of function. Common forms of treatment include chiropractic care, soft tissue therapy, electrical stimulation, and physiotherapy.
During treatment, the first goal is to reduce your pain. Once your pain is at a manageable level, the team incorporates active care treatments, including exercises and stretching, to improve your range of motion and rebuild strength in your injured muscles. Since whiplash injuries affect the ligaments in the neck, it’s important to continue with chiropractic care and physiotherapy until your ligaments sufficiently heal to support and stabilize your spine. Without care, the risk of chronic pain and instability increase.