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If you're experiencing the neck pain of whiplash and other agonizing symptoms in the wake of an auto accident, you may be at the beginning a journey that only gets more and more debilitating until you seek the appropriate car accident injury treatment. Herniated discs, pinched nerves, torn muscles and misaligned vertebrae may cause progressively worsening symptoms, including the accumulation if internal scar tissue that makes it impossible for you to heal normally. But you can turn the tables on your auto accident injury by pursuing natural, non-surgical relief at Imagine Wellness Chiropractic Centers.
When the forces absorbed by a heavy vehicle in a collision are transferred to a relatively fragile human skeleton, even a low-speed impact can have devastating effects. The most infamous of these is whiplash, so named because of the way the neck and head whip violently forward and backward at high speed. As you might expect, neck pain and stiffness from damaged soft tissues are common results -- but the problems don't end there. A vertebral misalignment sustained in the accident can allow the discs between vertebrae to herniate, their inner material protruding from tears in the disc's exterior out of the spinal column and onto the cervical nerve roots in the neck. This can cause headaches, arm pain, tingling or numbness in the hands, loss of manual dexterity, muscle wasting, TMJ, vision problems, balance disorders and even mood swings.
Other parts of your musculoskeletal system can experience similar musculoskeletal and neurological damage in an auto accident injury. If the lower spine is jolted in the impact, for example, herniated lumbar discs may cause back pain, leg pain and other symptoms collectively known as sciatica.
Car Accident Injury Treatment and Pain Relief Options from Our Phoenix Chiropractor
One of the first things you should always do when you're involved in an auto accident is bring your damaged body to our Phoenix chiropractor at Imagine Wellness Chiropractic Center, Dr. Zamora, for a thorough spinal screening. By evaluating both your symptoms and your spinal column in detail, we can see exactly where and how you've been injured, enabling us to administer accurate, effective car accident injury treatment and drug-free pain relief. Your individualized treatment plan may include:
- Chiropractic adjustment to correct any alignment problems caused by the accident, restoring normal physical balance and easing muscular strain
- Spinal decompression, a non-surgical method of applying distraction force in the spine to pull herniated discs back into position and infuse them with healing water and nutrients
- Rehabilitation in the form of corrective and strengthening exercises to help you regain full flexibility and muscular control
Bear in mind that some internal damage doesn't announce its presence through symptoms until scar tissue has already formed. If you have been in an auto accident, call to schedule a spinal screening immediately. We can help you drive your auto accident injury away!