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Auto Accident Injury
Has a car accident injury left you struggling with chronic pain? Back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines are just a few of the serious pain problems caused by car accidents. Even if you walk away with only a few bruises, you may still have sustained serious spinal injuries that may not begin to show symptoms until days after the accident. Dr. Yvette Nadeau employs tailored chiropractic care to help naturally manage this pain and support your body during your car accident injury recovery.
Accident injury patients choose chiropractic due to its non-invasive, highly effective approach to pain management. In order to understand why our car accident injury and whiplash treatment is effective, it is important to understand exactly what happens to the spine during an accident.
Whiplash treatment is usually one of the key parts of car accident injury recovery and Dr. Nadeau can help explore all the best ways to treat this ailment. The force of a rear impact accident, even at slow speeds, can “whip” the cervical spine backwards and forwards. When this force acts on the spine, it can knock it out of alignment. If a slipped or herniated disc compresses nearby nerves, accident victims will experience a radiating or numbing pain sensation in the body. As long as this disc continues to place pressure on the nerves, patients will continue to experience pain.
Whiplash injuries cause more than neck pain; they are also responsible for headaches and migraines, and may even affect a patient’s ability to concentrate. Unfortunately, as long as the spinal misalignment persists, so will these pain symptoms.
Whiplash recovery addresses the underlying cause for injury – a spinal misalignment – and helps correct this problem. When the spine is compressed, the spine lacks adequate space for all the vertebrae. Adjustments use traction to naturally lengthen the spine and restore proper alignment. This reduces nerve compression and relieves pain which is vital for car accident injury recovery.
Sciatica, a pain condition symptomatic of a misalignment in the lower spine, is also a frequent car accident injury. A numbing or radiating pain sensation along the buttocks, legs and lower back characterizes this painful condition. Adjustments can help restore the spine’s natural curvature, relieving pressure on the sciatic nerve. This is another example of how chiropractic care can make a difference for auto injury patients.
Restoring natural movement is an important part of car accident injury recovery. Immobilizing an injury, such as using a cervical collar to immobilize the neck after an accident, can actually block the healing process. A cervical collar restricts movement and blood flow, which slows healing. Gentle massage, corrective exercises and physical therapy promote blood flow through injured muscled tissue. This fresh, oxygenated blood carries important nutrients to the soft tissue, which supports the healing process.
If you are struggling with pain following a car accident injury, Dr. Yvette Nadeau and our team are here to help. Contact us today!