Auto Accident Injuries Treated by Your Comstock Park Chiropractor
At Gorbach Family Chiropractic, our Comstock Park chiropractor takes great pride in providing chiropractic solutions that address your specific needs and lifestyle. One of the more common reasons patients come into our office is for treatment of injuries sustained during an auto accident. If you've recently been in a car accident and are experiencing painful or bothersome symptoms as a result, we strongly encourage you to seek treatment with Dr. Jeffrey Gorbach and his dedicated team.
Common Auto Accident Injuries and Symptoms
There are numerous types of auto accident injuries that you could be experiencing, depending on your unique symptoms. By far the most common auto accident injury we see here in our office is that of whiplash. This occurs when the body is abruptly thrown forward (usually into a seat belt), thus causing tearing and damage to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments surrounding the thoracic (middle) and cervical (upper) spine. Usually, symptoms of whiplash don't arise until a day or two after the accident and may include:
- neck/back pain and stiffness
- headaches or migraines
- tingling or numb feeling
- nausea or dizziness
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms in the days following your auto accident, you should seek treatment as soon as possible.
Another common auto accident injury we see in our office is that of a slipped or herniated disc. This occurs when one or more of the discs between the vertebrae along the spinal column become compressed or dislodged as a result of trauma. The end result can be sharp, severe back or neck pain.
How Chiropractic Care in Grand Rapids Can Help
Fortunately, we offer a variety of chiropractic treatment options that can help you find relief from your symptoms. For example, spinal adjustments can be a very effective whiplash treatment. With spinal adjustment, our chiropractor in Comstock Park manually improves the alignment of the spine to relieve pressure on nerves and increase overall spinal health. This is effective at promoting healing of torn ligaments and muscles, especially when combined with massage therapy.
Another potential treatment for auto accident injuries is that of spinal decompression, which is often recommended for patients suffering from a herniated or bulging disc. By creating negative pressure throughout the spine and between the vertebrae, displaced discs can return to their proper positions. As a result, you can find relief from your pain.
Chiropractic treatment is a great alternative to more invasive procedures, such as surgeries. It also doesn't come with the inherent risk of side effects that pain medications do. Plus, with chiropractic therapies, we're able to treat your pain directly at its source rather than covering up the symptoms with medications.
If you've recently been in a car accident, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our Grand Rapids chiropractor today. You can reach Gorbach Family Chiropractic by giving our office a call at 616-419-3399. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have!