Have you ever been in a car accident? Or do you know a loved one who has? Did you know the long term effects of even a small fender bender can cause serious aches and pains later in life if you do not treat your body with the proper care after the accident.
Many are unaware that Chiropractic care can help if you have been in a motor vehicle accident (MVA)! You might have never thought of it as your first option, but we can help heal even severe motor vehicle accident injuries without the use of prescription painkillers (which are often given as a first option). Our Oakville Chiropractors see many patients in our clinic that come for treatment after a a car accident and get great results from a well-organized treatment
One of the most common injuries during a motor vehicle accident is Whiplash. Most whiplash injuries are the result of a rear end collision, but you can also get whiplash if you are hit from any direction. It takes a very low speed for this condition to occur. When your cervical spine is whipped back and forth this is not a normal motion and it can cause micro tears in the ligaments. Many patients do not notice any symptoms right away but when these tears begin to swell, they can experience:
- Blurred vision
- Neck pain
- Reduced range of motion in the neck
- Arm pain
- Low back pain
Without proper treatment whiplash can go on to cause pain for years, in return causing the muscle and ligaments that surround the spine to degenerate. So, you might be wondering how does Chiropractic help with all of this? Since we are trained in treating a variety of neck, and low back conditions without the use of prescription medication we can help treat any injuries you many have from a motor vehicle accident.
Our treatment plans include adjustment which well to restore motion in your area of concern. We usually couple the adjustment with spinal decompression either in the low back or neck. Spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that stretches your spine, in return this changes the force and position of the spine, which takes pressure off the spinal disks. When you are in a motor vehicle accident the sudden motion of being hit from behind can cause a great deal of stress on your spine. Spinal decompression helps to relieve that stress. We also prescribe exercises that specifically target your area of concern and help to strengthen the muscles in that region in return increasing your range or motion and decreasing pain.
If you are looking for an effective and drug free solution to your motor vehicle accident please call the Oakville Chiropractic Centre today at 905-845-2291 and one of our Chiropractors in Oakville would be happy to do a thorough assessment on
you in order to figure out what the best treatment for you would be.
Dr. Nishma Appanna, DC