The neck is an especially delicate and complex structure that is extremely vulnerable to damage from a car accident, which is why Whiplash Injuries are very common among car crash victims.
In the aftermath of a crash, making a Chiropractic appointment in the Tucker area is a prudent decision.
An automobile injury Chiropractor can assess the extent of the damage, evaluate your functional deficits, and recommend a suitable treatment plan to restore your health.
Pain-relievers only mask the symptoms; they do not treat the primary cause, which is damage to the neck’s soft tissues.
However, when coupled with appropriate therapies such as Chiropractic care, medications can be useful for getting past the first few days or weeks following the crash.
Most patients are likely to find adequate relief with over-the-counter pain relievers like naproxen or ibuprofen.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be especially helpful in reducing the inflammation of damaged tissues.
In addition to medications, patients can find relief from the painful symptoms of Whiplash Injury by using heat and cold therapy.
Cold therapy is only suggested for the first 24 to 48 hours because it tightens the blood vessels, which reduces blood flow to the area and suppresses inflammatory responses.
After this point, heat therapy is the preferred therapy because it expands the blood vessels.
This allows more blood to flow to the injured tissues, which brings them the oxygen and nutrients needed for healing.
Heat therapy also eases stiff muscles.
Chiropractic therapy is invaluable for helping patients recuperate from Whiplash Injuries.
An automobile injury Chiropractor can perform gentle spinal manipulations to address subluxations, which are common following a car accident.
Chiropractic patients often report immediate relief from pain and stiffness.
Completing a full course of Chiropractic treatment, which may involve several visits per week, can increase the chances of a full recovery.
You can schedule a consultation or a Chiropractic examination by calling us at 404-592-1186.
Our team of experienced Chiropractors is available Monday through Sunday and welcome walk-in visits.
Our unique approach to treating neck conditions caused by auto accidents allows us to provide immediate pain relief, while also addressing the source of your injury.
AICA continues to treat thousands of people throughout the greater Atlanta and Tucker communities each year because of our dedication to each patient.
If you suffer from neck pain and have tried other forms of treatment without success, call AICA Tucker today.