If you have been in a recent car accident, it is important to know that American Canyon Chiropractor is here to support your recovery. In the wake of an accident it is easy to forget that no matter how small the collision, your body has absorbed the net force generated by tons of material colliding. Getting an examination as soon as possible is paramount. One of the best things that chiropractic can offer you is peace of mind in the knowledge that a specialist has evaluated your musculoskeletal system, documented your injuries and established a wellness plan for recovery.
The ligaments and tissues that support the neck and spine are especially vulnerable to damage when exposed to the jarring effects that occur during a collision. Misalignments can occur putting pressure on nerves causing pain that can grow over time if left unaddressed. Symptoms including numbness, headaches, muscle stiffness and fatigue are common and serious conditions such as post-traumatic osteoarthritis can develop if your spine is neglected in the aftermath of an accident. Many auto accident victims are unaware of the damaging effects of these hidden injuries so they release the insurance company from liability by settling before getting checked for these hidden injuries.
Prescription and over-the-counter painkillers are effective at muting the pain, but this is a superficial treatment that does not address the underlying causes. Injuries sustained from auto accidents respond well to chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic is a natural and safe approach to treatment that targets the troublesome area with gentle adjustments to restore alignment, alleviating pressure on the nerves. Massage therapy will increase blood flow to damaged regions, speeding the healing process. Combined with a wellness program that incorporates stretching and exercise, we can restore your range of motion and mitigate pain.
Do not let these injuries become chronic. If you are in the American Canyon area, come find out how we can serve you in your attempt to heal after the trauma of an auto accident. Call our office at (707) 864-2223.
Dr. Stephen G Rasmussen, DC