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Posted on 03-27-2017
Even minor "fender benders" can damage your musculoskeletal system, whether your vehicle is struck from behind, in front or on either side of the car. The sudden, powerful jolt to your body thrusts your cervical spine backwards, then forwards, forcing vertebrae out of their normal positions and severely straining neck muscles. Auto accident victims may suffer pain, soreness and stiffness in their shoulders, neck and upper back within hours of the accident. Other people may not notice symptoms for days or weeks after the accident. Unfortunately, primary care physicians typically treat post-accident pain with medications that merely relieve pain but do not address the underlying reasons for pain. Only chiropractic care provided by your Puyallup chiropractor can help heal fundamental causes of back pain, whiplash, headaches, neck pain and migraines due to auto accidents.
Adjustments for restoring correct positioning of vertebrae remove compression on nerves producing inflammation throughout the nervous system. In addition to relieving back pain and other musculoskeletal consequences of auto accidents. chiropractic adjustments improve posture, immune system functioning and your overall health and well-being. Your Puyallup chiropractor is also qualified to use an instrument-based method of adjusting vertebrae called the Activator Method, which includes flexion-distraction therapy to relieve pressure on sensitive spine nerves.
ART is a specialized soft tissue therapy designed to improve range of motion by attenuating thick scar tissue (adhesions) caused by previous injuries. When auto accident injuries aggravate older injuries, ART may relieve painful ligaments, tendons, and muscles surrounded by scar tissue. The Graston Technique is another soft tissue therapy your Puyallup chiropractor may recommend for treating your whiplash, neck pain and recurring headaches.
To strengthen soft tissues injured in auto accidents, chiropractors often suggest patients perform therapeutic exercises at home. Based on chiropractic principles, special exercises and stretches directly address spine and neck issues affected by vertebrae misalignment and muscle strain to help expedite relief of pain, stiffness, and weakness.
If you suffer back pain, neck pain, migraines or other medical problems due to an auto accident, please contact Faith Chiropractic today at 253-841-5940 to schedule an appointment.
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