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Few events are scarier than an auto accident -- but the nightmare doesn't end when your crumpled car comes to a halt. The impact of a vehicular collision can throw a human body around as if it were a rag doll, producing all kinds of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. To add insult to injury, some of these injuries don't even display symptoms until later, fooling you into delaying important treatment. If you want to not just survive but also thrive following an auto accident, you need the natural care options offered by our Federal Way chiropractor at Thrive Chiropractic & Wellness Center.
A typical auto accident will bring your car to a sudden stop through an impact with another object. But whenever one heavy object impacts another, force is transferred -- and for car occupants, that means the force is transferred to them. Any part of the body not securely fastened into place may be thrown backward and forward, as is the case with whiplash. Whiplash gets its name from the whip-like motion of the head that damages muscles and dislocates the cervical vertebrae and discs. This kind cervical injury can cause pain, inability to turn the head, shooting pain the shoulders or arms, headaches, dizzy spells, nausea, sleep problems and other debilitating symptoms.
The rest of your body is not immune from similar injury in an auto accident. If your body is only partly restrained by the shoulder harness, you may seriously strain your upper back; if your lower back is bumped in the impact, a herniated lumbar disc can leave you with sciatica.
If you were in an auto accident, don't wait until you feel hurt to visit our chiropractic clinic. Shock and other factors can cause any symptoms to be delayed until long after the injury has started to heal abnormally, ultimately making things worse. Our chiropractor, Dr. Scholes, can administer a thorough spinal examination to look for any signs of accident-related misalignment. If you already know you're hurt, we will also discuss your symptoms and administer immediate care t help you feel better. Our treatment methods for auto accident injuries may include:
Chiropractic adjustments - Our chiropractor can make spinal adjustments to restore normal motion and alignment while relieving nerve impingement that may be producing many of your symptoms.
Massage therapy - Massage can boost circulation relieve pain/inflammation in damaged tissues, making you more comfortable and helping you heal faster.
Nutritional therapy - The right foods and supplements can nourish your body with what it needs to repair itself as efficiently as possible.
Physical therapy - We may recommend therapeutic exercises to help you recover from injury-induced muscle weakness and get your full range of motion back.
Contact us at 1(253) 946-4524 for an appointment with our Federal Way chiropractor. Our ability to restore you to health is no accident!