AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY
There are a variety of injuries that can occur after a motor vehicle accident. Some injuries and symptoms may appear immediately, others may take hours or sometimes days to appear. Being in an auto accident is not something to take lightly. Common injuries that can occur: Low velocity injuries; High velocity injuries; Traumatic cervical syndrome (Whiplash); memory loss; poor concentration; nervousness and irritability, sleepiness or fatigue.
It is important to seek care promptly for any injuries and symptoms immediately after an accident. Depending on the type of the injury, Chiropractic, physical therapy, Acupuncture and massage are the most commonly used treatment modalities,
Chiropractic care consists of two groups: manipulations and modalities. Manipulation refers to the process of popping joints. This releases some pent-up gasses and helps to reduce pain and regain mobility. Of course, your joints can only move freely if your muscles are relaxed. Modalities are procedures that help make it easier to adjust your joints. Common modalities include heat, soft tissue mobilization, ultrasound, spinal traction, and transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation. In addition, the chiropractor may suggest lifestyle changes and home exercises that can help boost your overall chiropractic experience.
physical therapy can help with recoupment, regaining mobility, and eliminating pain.
If you have whiplash, you lose mobility in your neck, which may prevent you from being able to touch your chin to your chest or fully turn your head. Physical therapy helps by retraining those muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons how to work together properly again.
Acupuncture and TCM has the ability to successfully aid in the healing of soft-tissue injuries, relaxing the muscles, relieving painful symptoms, helping your body regain its natural valance and vitality as well as alleviating any stress and anxiety. In an accident, you may experience physical trauma that disrupts and restricts the flow of Qi and blood leading to pain, stiffness and a host of other problems. Acupuncture activates your body's self-healing and self-regulating capacities, helping to bring greater circulation to the area that is being treated and functions like a magnet for improved blood flow. Through acupuncture, a consistent flow of blood is restored, returning the muscle to a normal state od relaxation, flexibility and reduced pain.