Chiropractic Help with an Auto Accident Injury
Injuries obtained in a car accident can have life-long consequences. Some unfortunate people live with chronic pain and headaches as a result of their car accident. The quality treatment you will receive by our chiropractor at Lifetime Chiropractic Center, LLC in Milwaukee, WI, can help to relieve your suffering and improve your quality of life.
Treating Whiplash Received from an Auto Accident
Whiplash is a common injury acquired in a car accident. Whiplash happens when your head is forced in one direction and then quickly forced in the opposite direction. The results are overextended muscles, overextended ligaments and tendons, and vertebrae forced out of place. These symptoms of whiplash include headaches, stiffness, and pain that radiates over to your shoulders and down your arms.
Overextended muscles and ligaments cause inflammation. Inflammation can put pressure on nerves that leads to pain and headaches. Your chiropractor can use massage therapy and electric muscle stimulation to relieve the inflammation. This will also stimulate the muscles and circulation which will help to relieve muscle tension. You will become more mobile and less stiff.
Your chiropractor will also make sure that none of the vertebrae in your neck were forced out of alignment. If a vertebra is out of alignment, it can push up against a nerve and cause headaches, pain, numbness, and muscle weakness. Your chiropractor will gently work the misaligned vertebra back into position. This will relieve the pressure it would be placing against a nerve. It also will make sure that your head is sitting correctly on your spinal column. Your chiropractor will give you some targeted muscle strengthening exercises to help keep the affected vertebra in place.
Chiropractic Help for Back Pain After a Car Accident
Because movement inside a vehicle during a car accident can be violent, pain and trauma to your back can be a very real possibility. You may not feel it at first. It may even take a few days for you to feel the impact of an auto accident injury.
Trauma to your back can cause muscle strains and inflammation. Similar to whiplash, massage therapy and electric muscle stimulation can help to relieve the inflammation and stimulate muscle movement. This will help support the natural healing process that your body is going through.
Where to Get Help after Suffering an Auto Accident Injury
If you are suffering chronic pain, stiffness, or headaches after a car accident, you may be in a quandary on where to go for help. Your Milwaukee, WI, chiropractor at Lifetime Chiropractic Center, LLC can help relieve your pain and return your mobility. During your first consultation and exam, we will explain to you how we can help. Set up an appointment with us today by calling 414-643-6000.We are committed to your health!