The aftershock of an auto accident makes it difficult to imagine how your life will ever be the same again. Confidence is shaken and the inconvenience of police reports and insurance claims distracts you from protecting the most important element: your body. Perhaps you have been to the hospital, checked for concussion, cleared of internal bleeding and broken bones and released with a “clean bill of health.” Despite your vital signs responding well, your body has sustained damage that will benefit from being seen by a specialist. At American Canyon Chiropractic, we specialize in evaluating the body for injury after auto accidents, including neck and back pain, whiplash, muscle stiffness, tingling and other symptoms.
We are trained to detect signs of injury specific to automobile accidents. We perform standard musculoskeletal and neurological assessments to determine whether you have sustained injury; by identifying areas of stiffness, reduced range of motion and trigger points, we can map the extent of your injury and create a plan that will restore you to health. Gentle spinal adjustment along with massage therapy can correct subluxation, or misalignment, that could be putting pressure on your nerves, causing pain. Massage and trigger point therapy treats soft tissues that are strained by the jarring impact of an accident, facilitating improved blood flow that brings healing oxygen and nutrients to the injury.
It is important to remember that even if you don’t feel pain, it is still a good idea to get checked out by a chiropractor. Hidden injuries can exist which will not manifest symptoms for days or weeks after the accident, allowing them to grow in severity and in some cases become chronic. If you have not sought treatment or had specific injuries documented, you may be foregoing your right to have treatment paid for by insurance. If you are considering chiropractic care in response to the trauma of an auto accident in the American Canyon area, look no further than our office, where we can be reached at (707) 864-2223.
Dr. Stephen Rasmussen, D.C.