Have you recently been in an auto accident? The impact from a car accident can throw your spine out of alignment, causing moderate to severe neck and back injuries. Our chiropractor in Nashua can diagnose and treat many of the back and neck injuries incurred in a car accident.
Common Auto Accident Injuries that our Chiropractor Treats
Whiplash, bulging discs, sprains, strains and neck injuries involving the muscles, ligaments, tendons and soft tissues are all treatable with chiropractic care from our chiropractor. Most individuals that are injured in an auto accident experience whiplash, which is a severe strain and sprain of the neck. The impact from the accident causes the head and neck to be extended far beyond their useful range of motion. This causes the cervical vertebrae to become completely misaligned. It also strains and sprains all the muscles and ligaments, causing severe headaches, light sensitivity, nausea due to the pain and loss of range of motion. If whiplash remains untreated, the individual can experience bone spurs and permanent loss of range of motion of the neck.
Bulging and herniated discs are another common car accident injury. The impact from the accident can slip your discs out of place, causing nerve root compression, tingling, numbness and back pain.
You can also strain the muscles in your lower back, causing soreness, back pain, inflammation, temporary muscle weakness and loss of range of motion.
If you have recently been in an auto accident, you should schedule an appointment with our chiropractor for a complete evaluation even if you are not experiencing symptoms.
Car Accident Injury Treatment Plans with our Nashua Chiropractor
Our Nashua chiropractor can diagnose the source and extent of your car accident injuries and recommend a non-invasive, drug-free treatment program to treat your pain. Treatment usually starts with chiropractic adjustments. Manual or chiropractic adjustments push your vertebrae back into alignment, which reduces pain and inflammation and helps restore proper range of motion.
If you have bulging or herniated discs, we may recommend spinal decompression. The discs in the back are bloodless, meaning that they do not receive the same nutrients as other areas of your body. Spinal decompression increases the spaces between your vertebrae so that your discs can retract back into their proper places.
We may also recommend massage therapy and yoga. Massage therapy helps relax the muscles and reduce overall body pain. It also increases blood flow and can reduce healing times. Yoga increases strength and flexibility. The yoga poses increase strength by having you lift and hold your body weight. They increase flexibility by promoting stretching of the major muscle groups of the body. Yoga is also very relaxing and can help ease anxiety and frustration. Many individuals report feeling more balanced after a yoga session.
To schedule an initial evaluation for your auto accident pain, please call our Nashua chiropractic office at 603-882-5742.