Chiropractic Care For Auto Accidents

You may not be aware of the hidden injuries that usually occur during an auto accident.

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in automobile accidents. It occurs during the impact of your accident when your neck is forcibly “whipped” back and forth and side to side past its normal range of motion.  Whiplash affects the muscles and tissues in your back and neck.  You may feel stiffness, back pain and neck pain immediately or it could take days, weeks even months for your symptoms to appear. It is crucial to treat whiplash immediately even if you are not yet experiencing neck or back pain.

Headaches and migraines can be caused by whiplash, head injuries during the motor vehicular accident.  Headaches may appear when your neck is damaged because the stress or strain on your neck muscles can cause pain to radiate to your head.  These are called “Cervicogenic Headaches”.  Head injuries or trauma to your head can cause headaches and migraines.  If you are experiencing headaches after your car accident, then you should get treated as soon as possible so that your problem does not become permanent.

A herniated disc, which is another injury that can be sustained in an auto accident occurs when a spinal disc bulges and puts pressure on the nerves in your back.  A sudden jerk from a car accident can cause a disc herniation and/or possibly sciatica.

Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for car accident injury.  At NoHo Chiropractic Center we treat with manual adjustments, massage therapy and corrective exercises combined with multi modality physiotherapy regime such as mechanical traction, myofascial release,  ultrasound, diathermy, heat therapy, cryotherapy, electrical muscle stimulation, neuromuscular reeducation.