Without proper treatment, a car accident can lead to significant injuries, including chronic neck pain, back pain and recurring headaches. You do not have to be in a serious accident to sustain serious injuries. In fact, accidents at speeds as slow as 5mph, including seemingly minor fender benders, can trigger significant pain. Our chiropractor Dr. Donald Ringer has been providing auto accident injury pain relief for more than two decades. He is passionate about helping patients return to the active lifestyles through a combination of hands-on chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy and massage therapy.
Chiropractic Management of Auto Injury Pain Without the Need for Medication
Whiplash is one of the most common auto accident injuries. This injury occurs when the force of a rear impact “whips” the cervical spine beyond its normal range of motion, abruptly thrusting it forward and back. This whipping action can lead to a cervical spine misalignment, triggering neck pain, headaches, migraines and other recurring health problems. Chiropractic adjustments are a safe and effective treatment option for restoring proper alignment to the cervical spine, alleviating the muscle and nerve compression that triggers neck pain and headaches. Our chiropractor may also recommend corrective exercises that help bring a full range of mobility back to the neck without aggravating existing musculoskeletal injuries.
Back pain is also common following an auto accident injury. Just like with a whiplash injury, the force of an accident’s impact can knock the spine out of alignment, triggering chronic and recurring pain. If you are experiencing lower back pain, stiffness or soreness after a car accident, our chiropractor, Dr. Ringer, will conduct a full diagnostic evaluation to determine the extent of your injury. Our goal is to identify the specific triggers for your pain, such as a spinal misalignment, and take immediate action to relieve this pain.
Chiropractic care is an effective drug free rehabilitation option for auto injuries because it targets the underlying cause for your pain, rather than relying on medication to simply cover up pain symptoms. While prescription painkillers are great for immediate pain relief, this relief is only short-term. Medication works by numbing the brain’s perception of pain. Once the medication wears off, you will once again experience pain. Chiropractic care is different. By targeting the root trigger for your pain – a spinal misalignment – we treat your pain at the source.
Our approach to auto accident injury pain relief integrates chiropractic adjustments with complementary treatments, including massage therapy and physical therapy. We find this integrated approach to care delivers enhanced pain relief for our patients while safely accelerating the injury recovery process. Neck pain, back pain and headaches do not have to last forever!
If you are struggling with pain following an auto accident injury, don’t give up! Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment option for managing this pain without the need for medications. Come see why Dr. Ringer has been voted “Tracy’s Best Chiropractor” – contact us at (209) 835-2225 to schedule your diagnostic appointment today.