Our Chiropractic office near Gainesville is available for accident injury treatments.
Auto accidents are known to cause a variety of injuries that may not be readily apparent directly after the collision. These injuries can include sprains and strains, herniated discs and whiplash. The good news is that Dr. Laura provides auto accident injury treatments for individuals who have recently or not so recently been in a collision.
Common Injuries Experienced in a Car Accident
When you are in a car accident, your body ricochets between the seatbelt and seat, which can cause whiplash. If you have your hands on the steering wheel or stick-shift, your wrist may experience sprains and strains, and your knees may impact the dash, causing bruising and injuries to the knees. You may also experience shoulder injuries from being held back by the seatbelt and herniated discs in your lower back and neck.
Signs You Have a Car Accident Injury that Needs Chiropractic Treatment
Depending on your auto accident injury, you may experience a wide range of symptoms. If you have whiplash, you may experience an increase in headaches, a stiff or sore neck and sensitivity to light and sound. In severe instances, you may also experience pain and soreness in your upper back and tingling down one or both arms.
If you have a joint injury in your knees, wrists or shoulders, you may experience pain, inflammation, and loss of range of motion. If you experience a herniated disc during your accident, you may have pain in the area of the disc herniation as well as pain that radiates into the legs.
Auto Accident Injury Treatments from Dr. Laura
Our auto accident injury chiropractor provides treatments for whiplash, shoulder, wrist and knee injuries and herniated discs that are the result of a car accident.
Chiropractic Adjustments and Care
Chiropractic adjustments and our chiropractic care modalities are used to treat joint misalignments in the back, neck and extremity joints. These treatments help decrease healing times, reduce inflammation and improve the range of motion of the joints. Dr. McChesney utilizes Palmer Package adjusting techniques including Diversified and Thompson Drop and she is Advanced Proficiency Rated with Activator (no cracking" low force adjusting instrument.
Targeted Myofascial Release / IASTM
Targeted myofascial release or the use of an Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Tool is used to help relax muscles and tendons in order to help reduce pain and inflammation while improving localized circulation. Myofascial release can be utilized before or after chiropractic adjustments.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy (LLLT) is FDA cleared for pain control, inflammation, and increasing blood flow. They can be used to treat acute conditions, such as sprains and strains, as well as chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, soft tissue injuries, and muscle spasms.
For more information about accident injury treatment contact North Florida Rehab and Chiropractic, LLC at (352) 375-3668.