Automobile accidents are common causers of herniated disc injury. Between each vertebra are intervertebral discs, which act as shock absorbers for the spine. Unfortunately, the force created by impact during an accident is often more than enough to effect a bulge or break in one or more of these discs. This occurs when a tear in the outer layer of the disc allows the soft core to leak out, putting pressure on nerves exiting the exiting the spine. The discs most likely to incur injury are the bottom two discs in the spinal column. Symptoms of disc herniation include reduced range of motion and stiffness, pain in the herniated region, and sciatica.
At American Canyon Chiropractor, we have years of experience treating sufferers who incurred herniated discs from automobile accidents. We focus on rehabilitating and strengthening joints and muscles in the damaged region. Therapeutic massage and chiropractic adjustment are effective techniques, but the specifics of your treatment plan depends entirely on your accident, your level of pain and overall health.
We will evaluate your entire spine after the accident to document all injuries and form a plan of treatment that will help you to heal fast and effectively. For some, the pain will be resolved on its own in a matter of weeks, but for others it can lead to life-altering, chronic pain. Do not sit around and hope that your pain goes away- this is how people end up with chronic injuries that they have for the rest of their lives. Your safeguard against paying out of pocket is to be evaluated by a professional in the detection of herniated disc injury. Call our office in American Canyon at (707) 864-2223.
Dr. Stephen Rasmussen, D.C.