Top Chiropractic Care for Auto Injuries in Vista
If you do have injuries, chiropractic care can help. Chiropractors are experts in treating auto accident injuries. They can help you regain your mobility and get back to your everyday life. In many cases, chiropractic care can even help reduce the amount of time you need to recover.
Car crashes rattle your body, and your spine, which can cause immediate pain or discomfort that arises weeks later. It’s important to not go unchecked. The longer you let your injuries go, the more problematic it will become later. It’s recommended to see a Chiropractor as soon as possible after a car accident.
Common Injuries from a Car Accident
Auto accidents are extremely dangerous and even fatal. But even small fender benders can cause a significant impact on your body without you knowing.
Here are common injuries that result from car crashes:
This is the most common injury from car accidents. Whiplash is caused when your head snaps forward and then back again, oftentimes faster than your neck can move. This can cause damage to the tendons, muscles, and ligaments in your neck and even your jaw. Symptoms of whiplash include pain in the neck, headaches, dizziness, and blurred vision.
When your spine experiences the sudden jarring of an accident, or if your head ends up impacting a surface in your vehicle from the crash, it can misalign vertebrae in your spine and lead to ongoing headaches. This is a very common auto injury that can linger for a long time without proper care.
Car accidents can cause back injuries such as a herniated disk or spinal cord compression. These injuries can be extremely painful and may require surgery. In these cases Dr. Elliott offers a new computerized technology for treatment of herniated and or bulging discs called Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression. Dr. Elliott was one of the very first Certified Spinal Decompression practitioners in San Diego County, and has treated over a thousand of these type cases with good to excellent results.
Brain injuries are another serious injury that can occur from a car accident. They can range from minor concussions to more serious Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Symptoms of a brain injury include confusion, headaches, blurred vision, and dizziness. Dr. Elliott can document this and get you the proper treatment.
Fractures & Broken Bones
Broken bones are another common injury from car accidents. A broken bone can take a long time to heal, and in some cases, may never fully heal.
If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you don’t think you’re injured, it’s best to get checked out right away.
How do Chiropractors Treat Auto Injuries?
Our chiropractic team in Vista evaluates you for possible injuries that you may not even feel yet. We’ll do a full review of your spinal column, vertebrae, neck, and extremities to ensure that nothing is misaligned. It’s very common to find misalignments after auto accidents. Dr. Elliott will then determine if you need an x-ray, CT or MRI imaging, or other speciality consultation and write the proper prescription if necessary.
Based on your exam, we’ll perform adjustments to get you back into alignment so your body can heal properly. We also may provide you with some at-home exercises or stretches to help improve mobility and reduce pain.
In many cases, chiropractic care can help reduce the amount of time you need to recover from your car accident. It’s important to get ahead of your injuries, rather than waiting until they become a problem.
Car Accident Injury Treatment in Vista
Our chiropractic team is here to provide the care you need after a car accident. With over 30 years of successfully treating auto injuries, we can help get you back to your everyday life as quickly as possible. Dr. Elliott has had special training in the treatment of auto injuries and with over 30 years experience in treating them, you are in good hands. Our goal is to help get you back on your feet and back to optimal health after your auto injury. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.