Why See a Chiropractor After an Auto Accident Injury?
The quality of healing that occurs in the early phases of recovery following an auto accident injury can have a significant impact on whether you will make a complete recovery. Failure to adhere to proper protocols after an auto accident injury may lead to a permanent impairment.
The knowledgeable and experienced chiropractors at Stucky Chiropractic in Eau Claire are highly trained in auto accident injury healing protocols. Our doctors start with an individualized evaluation of your injury, then create a customized plan to achieve the greatest results possible.
Chiropractic is often utilized in conjunction with other common therapy protocols for healing. We offer manual and instrument adjustments, spinal rejuvenation therapy, spinal decompression, massage therapy, low-level laser therapy, and Graston therapy. These services are designed to help speed up and improve the healing process for you. As part of your customized plan, we’ll help you decide which services are right for you and your auto accident injury.
Whiplash is a common auto accident injury, even following a low-speed car accident. Accidents often cause involuntary movements of the head and neck, disrupting the spinal joint mechanics and causing whiplash-type injuries.
In many moderate to severe cases of this auto accident injury, we may see levels of joint instability due to micro-tearing and ligamentous stretching. The ligamentous stretching may allow the joints to move beyond what they normally would, causing further injury. Proper treatment, including utilizing specific chiropractic adjustments, and strengthening rehabilitation exercises, is important to avoid the potential for a permanent impairment. Choosing the right treatment methods, including the ones previously mentioned, can have positive effects on the healing process of an auto accident injury such as whiplash.
An Auto Accident Injury and its Impact on the Nervous System
An auto accident injury often has a negative impact on the nervous system, making it even more important to see a chiropractor soon after the injury is sustained. Your nervous system is responsible for controlling and coordinating nearly every function within your body. An auto accident injury can cause increased levels of nerve stress and tension, which may lead to pain and other complications. A well-functioning nervous system will lead to a better outcome following an auto accident injury.
For more information on an auto accident injury, the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation provides an auto accident guide with helpful information. For your first visit to our office, please fill out the New Patient Paperwork and the Auto Accident Forms and bring them with you.