If you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident, you may not feel pain right away. Since damage to your spine can occur even without pain after a strong impact, preventive treatment from a chiropractor lowers your risk of future health problems.
You may be injured from an impact that forcefully jerked your body (such as a car accident, bicycle accident, or motorcycle collision). Symptoms of whiplash — abnormal motion or force to your neck — to watch out for include:
Dr. Ash may use the following treatments to help heal whiplash and other injuries related to accidents. These treatments can also prevent injury recurrence and are natural ways to manage pain:
Spinal decompression is a traction therapy for the spine that uses gentle manipulation and stretching techniques. Ultrasound therapy emits sound waves, EMS sends electric impulses to muscles, and cold laser therapy uses low-level light energy to reduce pain and enhance healing.
Dr. Ash may recommend several treatment strategies, depending on the severity of your condition. He works together with you to devise a plan you’re comfortable with. You may begin feeling better after one treatment, but the but the number of sessions required is individualized.
Here are some of the at-home techniques Dr. Ash recommends to help your body recover:
When you’re ready for pain relief and a speedy recovery after an accident, call Dr. Ash or book an appointment online.