How Can a Chiropractor Help You With an
Auto Accident Injury?
Sadly, auto accidents are all too common. Approximately 160,000 car accidents happen each year in Canada. If you are involved in one of them, you could be suffering from an injury you sustained. These injuries can cause a lot of pain and change lives. Chiropractic treatments may assist your recovery from injuries sustained in a car accident. You will find such care at the Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic in Nanaimo, BC.
What Are Some Common Car Accident Injuries?
- Whiplash: Whiplash occurs when your head is rapidly forced in one direction and then in the reverse direction. It can occur from the force of impact of being hit from behind while sitting at a stop sign or red light. The effects of whiplash may not be felt for 24 to 48 hours.
- Dislocated Joints: The impact of being thrown around inside of a vehicle can cause joints to be pulled out of place. Dislocated joints can push up against nerves, overextend tendons and connective tissues, and put unnatural pressure against muscles. Pain from injured joints can radiate to other parts of your body through nerves.
- Dislocated Vertebrae and Ruptured Discs: The impact and jostling involved in a car accident can move vertebrae out of their natural position. It also can cause the discs between the vertebrae to rupture, leading to severe pain.
- Muscle Tears and Bruising: Tearing and bruising in your muscles can cause inflammation, chronic pain, and impaired mobility.
How Our Chiropractor Can Help
Chiropractic adjustment is a non-invasive, non-surgical method of realigning the spine and joints. Massage therapy is a great way to break up scar tissue that can restrict movement. By making chiropractic adjustments and breaking down scar tissue, our chiropractors can reduce inflammation and increase circulation to injured areas. Chiropractic adjustments can also reduce pressure on nerves. Our chiropractors will begin by assessing the state of your musculoskeletal system to create a chiropractic care plan tailored to your needs.
Auto Accident Injury Treatment in Nanaimo, BC
At Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic, our chiropractors have years of experience in helping patients who suffer auto accident injuries, including whiplash. For more information on how our chiropractor can help or to schedule an appointment, call us at (250) 390-2003.