Chiropractic Care Helps Whiplash Sufferers Safely Recover from Car AccidentsAuthor: Dr. Mark Mulak
On an average, there are more than 6 million car accidents on the roads of the US, annually. More than 3 million people get injured due to car accidents, with more than 1.5 million of these injuries being permanent.
Injuries resulting from car accident often go undiagnosed and untreated. Often times the pain and other symptoms of the injury are not immediately experienced at the time of the accident. These hidden injuries may be missed by emergency room physicians, as they may take weeks, months or possibly years before expressing themselves.
Common symptoms associated with whiplash injuries include: neck pain, headaches, fatigue, shoulder pain, anxiety, lower back pain and jaw pain. Chiropractic treatment re-establishes the normal movement of spinal joints, relaxes tight muscles, facilitates the healing of tendons and ligaments. Treatment enables car accident victims to be pain free again and prevent the long term effects of whiplash injuries. Chiropractic care is considered one of the most effective treatments for whiplash injuries.
In addition to traditional chiropractic care, cutting-edge physicians incorporate cold laser therapy, Kinesio Taping and instrument adjusting into their daily practices. These specialized techniques help car accident victims by decreasing pain, inflammation and muscle spasm.
After the initial phase of care designed to reduce inflammation. It is essential to restore movement in order to prevent the long term consequences of spinal injury such as arthritis, degenerative disc disease, disc herniations and pinched nerves.
Home care is an essential aspect of treatment for whiplash injuries. Successful resolution of symptoms is dependent on the skills of the physician and the dedication of the patient. The application of cold packs on a daily basis over the injured muscles and joints is essential to the reduction in pain and inflammation. Range of motion exercises help restore movement to the spine.
The final component in a persons recovery form a whiplash injury is the patients lifestyle. Many factors come into play that are outside the patient and the physician control. These elements often slow healing and are as follows: prior injuries, ongoing medical conditions such as diabetes, overall physical and mental health prior to the accident.
Overall, advances in chiropractic care help patients recover faster and safely from car accidents. Patients should interview their physician and make certain that they understand the severity of whiplash injuries. The effects of such injuries can last a lifetime and should not be ignored.About the Author:
To learn more about treatment for auto accident victims provided by Dr. Mark Mulak please call 401-272-5710 or visit CitySide Chiropractic Center Dr. Mark Mulak is certified in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. Graduates of this program have received the most in-depth, science-based training available today. The program covers the entire spectrum from the physics of motor vehicle crashes to human biomechanics to diagnostics and management. Dr. Mulak specializes in auto accident injuries and has treated over 2000 patients successfully by using natural treatments.