Therapy for Auto Accidents

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Therapy for Auto Accidents

Chris Goetz - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Chiropractic and Physical Therapy are Highly Effective After an Auto Accident

Goetz with CaptionAn automobile accident, even a small one, has the potential to cause serious physical pain and emotional trauma to those involved. Chiropractic can help restore the body to the condition it was in before an accident, while massage and other physical therapies will help to relieve the pain, both physical and psychological. Some common auto accident injuries that can be addressed with chiropractic and physical therapies include:

 

 

  • Whiplash
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal disc injuries
  • Pain in the neck and back
  • Pain in the extremities

Chiropractic Care After and Auto Accident

An auto accident can cause a misalignment in the spine, which can in turn affect the functioning of the nervous system and lead to negative consequences for the entire body. Even if these symptoms do not manifest immediately, it is important to have a thorough examination after any accident, regardless of how seemingly harmless it is. Chiropractors are specialists of the spine and can reestablish the proper alignment of the spine and restore its normal function. The manual manipulations performed by a chiropractor put the spine back into alignment, allowing the nervous system to perform as intended. Chiropractic adjustments can also provide immediate relief from the pain associated with whiplash and spinal disc injuries. Both of these conditions are caused by misalignments in the spine.

Physical Therapy Provides a Range of Benefits

The various physical therapies available generally serve one of three goals:

  • Reduce or eliminate pain
  • Increase flexibility and range of motion
  • Increase strength

At Advance Health Services we employ a number of physical therapy modalities to help our patients quickly recover from their accident injuries. Some of the most common and highly effective therapies we use are:

  • Ultrasound
  • Electric muscle stimulation (EMS)
  • Micro-current
  • Cervical and lumbar traction
  • Paraffin

Massage Combats Muscle Spasm and Inflammation

Many auto accident injuries, including whiplash, can involve inflammation of the muscles and muscle spasms in addition to pain and soreness. Massage is an excellent therapy for these symptoms, especially when used alongside chiropractic and other physical therapies. Along with relieving pain, massage can make joints more pliable, which aides in chiropractic spinal manipulations.

If you have been in an auto accident, you owe it to yourself to visit Advance Health Services, even if you don’t believe you were injured. Our chiropractors, and physical and massage therapists, are well equipped to help you recover and get your body back to its pre-accident condition. Call us today to schedule your first consultation.

Dr. Chris Goetz was an offensive lineman with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets from 1990-1992. Having seen the benefits of therapy as he recuperated from his NFL injuries, he decided to enroll in Chiropractic Medicine school and dedicate himself to bringing relief and wellness to others. He has been Owner/Director of Advance Health Services of Miami since 1999.