Auto Accident Injury
Auto Accident Injury Treatment
Urgent auto accident injury treatment is critical following a vehicular crash even if you think you escaped unscathed. At Scenic Health & Chiropractic, we encourage patients to get evaluated right away to avoid potential health problems, reduced mobility, or disability. Chiropractic treatment helps to alleviate pain linked to underlying injuries. They include serious non-obvious injuries, such as whiplash and spinal misalignments, that our Pensacola chiropractor treats without drugs or surgical procedures.
Common Types of Auto Accident Injury
Car accidents happen every single day to careful and reckless drivers. Some are minor fender benders while others are catastrophic. Those involved do not usually know the extent of their injuries until they receive a detailed evaluation by their doctor or chiropractor. Injuries can range from a minor scrape to a serious concussion. Other common injuries include:
- Herniated disc
- Misaligned vertebrae
- Spinal nerve compression (e.g., sciatica)
- Bone fractures or joint dislocations of the shoulder, arm, hip, or knee
- Soft tissue injuries (e.g., muscle strains and sprains, contusions, cuts, and scrapes)
Signs You Sustained a Car Accident Injury
Obvious symptoms include dull to disabling back pain, neck pain, body aches, muscle spasms, stiffness, and headaches that start at the base of the skull. Swelling, redness, or black-and-blue discolorations may be visible at the injury site. Pressure on the nerve may cause numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness. Keep in mind that whiplash and other underlying injuries may not trigger symptoms right away.
Auto Accident Injury Chiropractic Treatment in Pensacola, FL
Our chiropractic physician, Dr. Fenton, will do a comprehensive physical evaluation to chart the extent of your injuries and set up a treatment plan to address your wellness needs. The goal of treatment is to relieve back pain and neck pain, increase range of motion, and restore functions of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.
Spinal adjustments, extremity adjustments, or non-surgical spinal decompression can be used along with complementary therapies to help you heal fast. Spinal adjustments are done to realign misaligned vertebrae. The therapy takes pressure off the nerve and connective tissue. Extremity adjustments involve gentle manipulations to move the shoulder, knee or another extremity joint into alignment. Decompression therapy stretches the spine and helps a bulging or protruding disc retract to its natural position.
Massage therapy, cold laser therapy, and physiotherapy are other natural therapies that promote healing and strengthen the body.
Call Scenic Health & Chiropractic Today!
Scenic Health & Chiropractic is here to help you or your loved one quickly recover from neck pain or back pain and regain full mobility. Our wellness team will work together to provide the personalized care you need at such a critical time. Call 850-438-5900 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor in Pensacola, Florida.