Our Chiropractor and Auto Accident Injuries: FAQs
After suffering and auto accident injury, most people overlook the availability of our chiropractor to treat it. Maybe they don't realize that our chiropractor might be better suited to treat it instead of an orthopedist or neurologist, especially with a musculoskeletal injury. At the Palmer Chiropractic Center in Lynchburg, VA, and Altavista, VA, our chiropractor treats and cares for auto accident victims who have suffered musculoskeletal injuries.
What is the musculoskeletal system?
This intricately structured system consists of bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons and soft tissues that all work in unison to support the human body and help it to move, walk, run, twist, bend, jump or throw.
What is a musculoskeletal disorder?
When we speak about a musculoskeletal disorder, we're describing an injury that affects the range of motion and movement of the body. Here are some common examples of musculoskeletal injuries or conditions:
- A displaced vertebra.
- A displaced or herniated spinal disc.
- Degenerative disc disease.
- A muscle sprain or ligament strain.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome.
How does an auto accident cause musculoskeletal injuries?
Spinal injuries in auto accidents are caused by trauma from overextension of the spine, either forward and backward or vice versa. Tremendous pressure is put on muscles, ligaments, discs and vertebrae. Painful microscopic tears in muscles, tendons and ligaments can result from that pressure. In less than a half of a second, a spinal disc can become displaced or herniated, or a vertebra can be fractured.
How does a chiropractor treat musculoskeletal injuries?
Our chiropractor will typically use gentle hands-on spinal adjustments along with other therapies like chiropractic massage, electronic muscle stimulation or ultrasound. Proper adjustments result in proper spinal alignment and pain reduction or elimination and increased range of motion and mobility.
My problem is whiplash from an auto accident. Are neck adjustments safe?
Your neck is known as the cervical spine. We perform cervical spine adjustments on patients often. They're safe, so long as they're performed by a well-trained and licensed chiropractor. Chiropractic care and treatment doesn't involve dangerous drugs or any risky surgery either.
Contact Us for More Information
After suffering an auto accident injury in or around (434) 237-2299 Lynchburg, VA, or (434) 369-1015 Altavista, VA, contact us at the Palmer Chiropractic Center and make an appointment for an examination as soon as you can. We'll pinpoint the source of your musculoskeletal injury, and then, we can talk about a treatment plan. We're going to focus our efforts on the source of your injury and not the symptoms of it. Call us at today.