If you have been hurt in a car crash or motor vehicle collision in Anderson, you may experience a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from mild chronic pain to acute, disabling neck pain. But before you turn to surgery or medications as the answer, you should know that chiropractic care can often address pain and restore function for auto accident victims. At Garcia Chiropractic in Anderson, SC, we use several non-invasive, drug-free techniques to correct spinal problems and manage acute or chronic pain.
Auto Crash and Collision Victims Care for Neck Pain and Whiplash
Your body can suffer all kinds of potential injuries when your car sustains an impact. Even at lows speeds, vehicles convey a lot of force to their occupants whenever they are hit or come to a sudden stop. Even safety devices such as shoulder harnesses can contribute to a car crash injury. For instance, if a vehicle impact throws your torso forward, your harness may restrain one side of your body more than the other side. This can make your spinal column twist in such a way that it loses its normal vertebral alignment, allowing discs to bulge or herniate. This in turn can pinch your sciatic or other nerves, causing pain to shoot through your back or legs. Your back muscles or ligaments may also tear, making your back pain even worse.
The same incident that injures your back can also cause neck pain and stiffness. Whiplash is perhaps the common form of neck injury in these situations. In whiplash, your head is not under restraint so it flies forward toward the windshield. The harness then stops your motion so that your head flies back again. Your cervical spine is not designed for this kind of stress, so the vertebrae and discs in your neck become dislodged. This misalignment, paired with muscle strain, may cause neck pain to occur either right away or long after the car accident injury has taken place. This is why accident victims should always have a chiropractor examine them, even if they feel fine. Whiplash can also cause limb pain or numbness, dizziness, headaches and migraines.
Chiropractic Care for Car Crash and Collision Injuries in Anderson
We do more than adjust spines when we provide support for car crash and collision injury cases. First our chiropractor, Dr. Garcia, evaluates each case in great detail to determine exactly what kind of damage or trauma has occurred. If you have a cervical misalignment, an adjustment of the vertebrae can relieve neck pain, headaches and migraines. If your spine was painfully compressed in the car accident, we may use spinal decompression to apply small amounts of mechanical traction, thus pulling your discs back into position and reducing back pain. We also make use of Advanced Therapeutic Movements Device, oxygen therapy and other state-of-the-art technologies to help damaged nerve tissues repair itself for further pain reduction. We may then prescribe corrective exercises and other forms of rehabilitation to help you regain your strength and flexibility and control chronic pain.
If you have a car crash/collision injury, contact our office at 864-224-9700 for an appointment.