Auto InjuryPlainfield, IL
We can help diagnose and treat auto injuries with chiropractic methods, even when the signs of trauma are not immediately apparent. Our team can help prevent a minor ache in the back or neck following a car accident get worse. An auto injury involves trauma on the body following a car accident that can cause pain in the back, neck, leg, knee, shoulder and more.
Auto injury treatment is available at Plainfield Chiropractic Clinic in Plainfield and the surrounding area. We will determine the source of the pain to provide chiropractic treatment that helps the patient achieve lasting relief. We can treat whiplash and a variety of other issues that can result from a car accident.
Call us today and schedule an appointment to receive the customized chiropractic treatment you need.
Benefits of Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment
With our chiropractic treatment, Dr. Chris Smith, DC and our team focuses on the root cause of the pain, not just the symptoms. Many physical injuries following a car accident will not have external signs. Thus, it is crucial to seek an examination with a chiropractor with the knowledge and experience to assess the internal physical damage.
Painkiller medication will only provide temporary relief for the symptoms. Auto injuries typically occur due to a deeper issue such as spinal misalignment, along with damage to the tendons, muscles or ligaments. The benefits of treating auto injuries with chiropractic treatment can include:
- Increased mobility
- Decreased pain
- Reduced scar tissue
- Increased strength and joint stability
- Increased mobility
- Few or no side effects
In some cases, people will not even realize they sustained an injury until later on. The damage can gradually get worse or not cause any pain until several days after the accident.
Signs and Symptoms of an Auto Injury
While being in any form of a car accident can be a frightening experience, it is essential to keep an eye on possible symptoms of an auto injury. Many people walk away feeling somewhat shaky and disoriented. It is also crucial to check for additional signs, such as:
- Neck, back or joint pain
- Blurred vision
- Muscle pain
- Limited range of motion
A strong impact, such as one that typically occurs in a crash, causes the body to shoot forward rapidly and then back just as quickly. In more serious accidents, the seatbelt will pull on the person while there is more force from a deployed airbag. Since the seatbelt does not cover all areas of the body, there is a chance of causing serious pain to the neck or other areas of the body.
With chiropractic treatment, our team can help patients receive the professional care they need before their pain worsens. The longer patients try to live with a neck injury and avoid treatment, the more likely they will be unable to move the neck properly.
Chiropractic Treatment for Collision Injuries
At Plainfield Chiropractic Clinic, our team provides non-invasive chiropractic treatment to help patients achieve lasting relief from auto injuries. With a customized treatment approach, we can help patients return to their natural routine through recovery. The patient will need to fill out a "New Patient Information Form" that goes over their current condition, medical history, insurance and other pertinent factors.
During the examination, we will diagnose the source of the pain and the extent of the injury. If the patient needs this information for insurance purposes, we can go over the process in greater detail during the appointment. We will then customize the treatment plan to the needs of the patient.
One such method, known as spinal manipulation, focuses on adjusting misaligned portions of the spine. Misalignment occurs in many car accidents, even those that resulted in no other serious injuries.
Professional and Lasting Pain Relief
The spine's relationship with the nervous system means that we can treat pain in other areas of the body by adjusting the spine. In some cases, the patient will need to wear a brace throughout the day and night. We may also recommend specific stretches or exercises that help further the recovery. The number of appointments the patient will need, along with the length of each appointment will vary per patient.
The length of time each appointment takes will also vary on the extent of the patient's injuries. We will continue to schedule follow-up appointments when necessary to help guide the patient down the path toward recovery.
Call Us Today
Chiropractic treatment can go a long way towards decreasing the effects of many common types of auto injury. The first step is to call us at 815-893-1698 and schedule an appointment.
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