Auto Injury ChiropractorNapa, CA
Today’s automobiles are created to withstand great amounts of force in the case of an accident, with crumple zones that help redirect and absorb energy from a crash. Even with the technological advancements, many people sustain a physical injury from an auto accident in the back or spine. An auto injury chiropractor can use a variety of chiropractic methods to provide treatment, pain relief, alignment correction and more.
Auto injury chiropractor treatment is available at Disc Centers of America Napa in Napa and the surrounding area. Dr. Nick Viscusi, DC can help treat patients with chiropractic solutions customized to the needs of each patient. With our treatment, we can help patients begin to heal and continue on the path to recovery.
Call us at (707) 673-9509 to schedule an appointment and start the treatment process for an auto accident-related injury.
Benefits of chiropractic services
While some injuries can be felt immediately following a collision, an auto accident injury can take a few hours, days or weeks to present symptoms. In some cases, it can take even longer, depending on the type of injury suffered. Even if the patient does not feel immediate pain, it is essential to receive a professional checkup following the incident.
As an auto injury chiropractor, we can determine the source of physical pain that does not display any outward signs. The longer a patient waits for treatment, the worse the condition will get. The benefits of auto accident treatment at Disc Centers of America Napa include providing relief from the following:
- Sharp pains
- Limited range of motion
- Muscle or joint pain
If you experience any of these symptoms, call us immediately to make an appointment.
Types of injuries requiring a chiropractor
Whiplash is a common injury resulting from a car accident. It can occur when the head is suddenly forced, or whipped, in one direction, causing stress to the muscles and ligaments in the cervical spine area. A stiff or tight neck is often associated with whiplash, but it can also include a slew of other symptoms. Vision problems, ringing in the ears, dizziness, shoulder or arm pain, concentration issues and even a concussion can be a result of whiplash.
Due to misalignment or spinal subluxation, pressure can occur upon a nerve, resulting in compression or a pinched nerve. This misalignment can lead to an array of symptoms, including muscle weakness, numbness, burning or tingling that might include the sensation of “pins and needles.” There may also be sharp pain radiating from the compression site or nearby areas. Our chiropractors can also provide treatment for compromised intervertebral discs.
These discs provide the cushion between the vertebrae as well as support for the movement of the spine. When damaged, the soft inner cartilage can push through the hard outer layer. Pushing through the outer layer results in herniated or bulging discs, which can lead to inflammation, pressure on the nerve root and acute pain.
Left untreated, herniated and bulging discs can lead to a lifetime of chronic pain and other issues. However, with chiropractic treatment, symptoms can often be alleviated, allowing respite from ongoing discomfort.
Types of chiropractic treatment
As an auto injury chiropractor, we offer an array of treatments that are chosen based on the patient's specific needs. Physical adjustments or manipulations include placing manual pressure, pushes and short thrusts to specific joint areas to achieve realignment. Pelvic blocking, which includes placing wedges beneath the hip region, can offer gentle manipulations for the pelvis, hips and lower back. Instrument-assisted techniques and drop tables can also help with adjustments.
Spinal decompression can help to treat back pain, issues with spinal joints, injured nerve roots, sciatica and herniated discs. The decompression works with the use of specialized equipment to gently stretch out the spine, removing pressure off the discs. This, in turn, can reduce or remove pressure from compressed nerve roots and other areas.
Not every treatment will benefit every patient in the same way. The type and severity of the auto accident injury, past injuries the patient may have and other factors will determine the kind of treatment the patient needs. These factors can also determine the length of time for treatment.
By taking care of the root causes early, we can generally eliminate additional problems that may arise when left untreated. We will help identify the cause of your pain or discomfort and provide the proper treatment plan and follow-up care to fit your individual needs. Dr. Nick Viscusi, DC and our team will provide the treatment you need.
Our team is ready to get you started on the road toward recovery after an auto accident injury and living as pain-free as possible. Call us at (707) 673-9509 today to set up an appointment.
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