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Car Accident Injury Treatment
In just an instant, an auto accident can cause profound damage to your musculoskeletal system. You do not need to be in a serious car accident to sustain serious injuries. All it takes is a fender bender at 5 mph to cause a whiplash injury and lead to chronic shoulder pain, neck pain, sciatica and a host of health problems. Our chiropractic care team is trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries, including injuries like whiplash that are caused by a car accident. If you have recently been in a car accident, our Broomfield and Westminster auto accident treatment is a safe, effective option for pain management and injury rehabilitation. We will have you back to living an active life as quickly as possible without relying on pain medication or surgery.
Whiplash is the most common Broomfield and Westminster auto accident. It’s also one of the most overlooked. If you go to an emergency room for treatment, the medical team will worry about broken bones and give you medication for pain. While this is a good option for immediate care, it’s not a long-term pain management solution. Whiplash injuries can cause neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches at the base of the skull, neck soreness and stiffness, TMJ problems, and even difficulty sleeping at night. Without effective treatment, these problems will persist.
Your spinal column is your body’s central structural support. It can suffer serious damage during a collision that can lead to chronic pain for months or even years. Even a minor force is sufficient enough to knock your spine out of alignment and cause an injury like whiplash. When a herniated or slipped disc compresses nearby nerves, this compression can trigger a radiating pain along the length of the nerve. As long as the nerve remains compressed, you will continue to experience pain. Painkillers work by numbing your brain’s ability to perceive pain. When the drugs wear off, the pain will return. It is only by treating the root cause for your pain that you can get healthy and return to living an active life. For this reason, our Westminster chiropractic team strongly recommends a comprehensive exam with a qualified injury chiropractor as soon as possible following a car accident.
Chiropractic care is an effective auto accident treatment technique that targets the root cause for your pain: the underlying spinal misalignment. Our chiropractors will conduct a diagnostic exam to determine the full extent of your injuries. Once we know where the spine is misaligned, chiropractic adjustments are a gentle, effective option for restoring correct alignment to this portion of the spine. For whiplash injuries, our goal is to correct cervical spine alignment. We may also use complementary therapies, like corrective exercises, to bring a fuller range of mobility back to the body after your injury.
Don’t let an auto accident injury become a never-ending cause of physical pain. Call us at 303.423.4610 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor and start healing today.