Joints provide our skeletons’ mobility. Any number of things can cause them to come out of perfect alignment, especially a jarring impact to the body from an auto accident. Surgery may be overkill, while physical therapy may not be enough. The doctors of Strong Chiropractic Office can offer guidance on auto injury treatments for people in the Oshkosh, Neenah, and Appleton areas of Wisconsin.
Auto Injury Damage
An automobile accident can cause a lot of things to happen in the body, even if successfully restrained by a seat belt. The sudden momentum change created by impact is jarring to the skeletal structure. Even as the body is held in place by the seat belt, the head and extremities are not. Limbs may flail into the walls of the vehicle while the head is suddenly jerked from one direction to another. This even doesn't factor impact damage should the person not be restrained or directly hit by the other vehicle.
Auto Injury Treatments
There are multiple options available to treat auto-related injuries. At Strong Chiropractic, we can implement a combination of treatments that are custom suited towards the particular injury. Some of these may include:
If you have been in even a mild fender bender, the shock to back may have caused some of the vertebrae to move out of alignment, possibly restricting nerves or discs. A spinal adjustment will allow the vertebrae to fit properly in place in order to adequately handle the weight of your body, reducing pressure on discs and nerves in the spinal column. This will also improve circulation and improve recovery time.
Cold laser therapy uses radiation intensities that are targeted to a select area of the body. Cold lasers have been shown to improve recovery time and reduce pain. Laser therapy is commonly used to treat many symptoms that are common to auto injuries, including muscle strain, back pain, and soft tissue injuries.
An auto injury can lead to reduced mobility during a time of recovery, and that can lead to the overall function of a joint becoming impaired in the long-term. Proper exercises can be performed during and after recovery that will reduce the impairment before it happens or improve what has happened.
If you are dealing with an injury from an auto accident, chiropractic care may help. Residents near the Oshkosh, Neenah, and Appleton areas of Wisconsin can contact the doctors of Strong Chiropractic Office to schedule a consultation today!