Treatment for Back Pain from Auto Accidents With Our Summerville Chiropractor
A car crash is one of the most stressful situations you can experience. Damage to your joints, ligaments and muscles can appear as symptoms days or even weeks after the event, so it's never safe to assume you're completely injury-free without professional advice. At Alignment Chiropractic of Summerville, SC , we care for patients with a wide variety of injuries due to car crashes. Back pain from auto accidents is just one of the most common symptoms we see, you can experience pain and stiffness in every part of your body as a result of an automobile accident.
Summerville Chiropractic Care for Auto Accidents
One of the first steps in healing from an auto accident is to rule out any possible major injuries. One way to do this is to visit the ER or call our office to make an appointment. Our chiropractor, Dr. Thomas A Taylor , will begin your care by giving you a complete and thorough examination which may include taking a spinal x-rays, to determine what injuries or damage has been done. If necessary we can begin treatment soon after or refer you to the proper clinician to get you the care that you need.
The most common injury in auto accidents is whiplash, which can even occur in low-impact car crashes, even those as slow as 3 miles per hour. With whiplash, your head bends backward, then snaps forward quickly, hyperextending at both ends. Whiplash can cause sore or stiff necks, as well as shoulder pain, dizziness, headache and reduced range of motion. Whiplash can also extend to other parts of the body, causing back problems, ligament troubles and problems with spinal discs. You may have whiplash and not even realize it, thinking you're just naturally feeling sore and achy after the accident.
If left untreated, whiplash injuries could worsen or reach into other parts of the body, lasting even months after the initial event. This is why it's so important to contact our office as soon as possible after you experience an auto accident.
Treating Back Pain After an Accident
The appropriate treatment for whiplash and other auto accident injuries varies from patient to patient. After an examination and consultation, our doctor will create a series of treatments that's right for your body and your injuries. Some of the techniques employed might be:
- Muscle relaxation or stimulation
- Spinal manipulation
- Exercises done both in the office and at home
- Lifestyle and ergonomic changes
We practice holistic healing in our office, which means we believe that the entire body is connected, with one part affecting many others. Instead of treating one pain at a time, we treat your body as a system to be tuned and corrected, which relieves your pain and prevents further damage from happening.
Your Post-Accident Treatments in Summerville
If you've experienced an auto accident, even a minor one, the smartest thing to do is to call our office for a consultation. Reach us at for an appointment today.