Car and Accident Injury Treatment
Car and accident injury treatment forms a sizable part of Midland Chiropractic. A regular hospital trip is widely recognized as being mandatory after an accident in the car, at home or at work, but once it has been established that internal bleeding, broken bones and suchlike are not present, chiropractic treatment registers high on the priority list of many patients. Acute injuries sustained in fleeting accidents can be at the risk of developing into something altogether more chronic if not addressed imminently. So those who find themselves in such unfortunate circumstances are well-advised to enlist the services of a chiropractor as soon as possible to counteract pain, restore functionality, and limit degeneration.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in car and slip and fall accidents, and one that chiropractic treatments are often used to remedy. The sudden movement of the neck due to the impact of a car crash or a slip on a ladder can cause considerable damage to the tendons and ligaments supporting the neck, symptoms of which include acute pain and reduced mobility of the neck muscles. Depending on the severity of each individual case, Dr. Jeff Berard may decide a basic massage will help to relieve the pain caused by whiplash, or else that joint manipulation is necessary to restore functionality to the damaged tissue.
Chiropractic care may also be applied in car and accident injury treatment when the impact of a crash, slip or fall has culminated in a back or spine injury. If a misalignment has manifested itself in the spinal region due to force of a collision, Dr. Berard can complete a comprehensive examination of the patient before undertaking corrective spinal manipulation as appropriate. Pain, stiffness, inflammation, and a lack of mobility in the affected area can be treated effectively by such methods.
In the immediate term, painkilling medications are useful to reduce the intensity of the pain caused by a high-impact accident. Over a longer period of time, however, the masking effect of such medicines can prove insufficient, and more a penetrating treatment may be required to deal with the problem at hand. Chiropractic treatment, bringing together the benefits of massage, manipulation, and other physical therapies, can counteract the potential for delayed impairments to arise. Post-traumatic osteoarthritis is not uncommon in those who fall victim of a car crash or work accident, and the early onset of joint ill-health which occurs as a result is something that many patients are keen to avoid by means of pursuing chiropractic treatments.
If you have been in an accident, schedule an appointment with Dr. Berard to learn the best course of treatment so you can get on with your life. Call today.