Car accidents are both spontaneous and unpredictable, often resulting in minor and severe injuries. If you’ve recently been in an accident you shouldn’t be spending your time searching the web with questions such as “how long should I go to a chiropractor after accident” or “seeing a chiropractor after a car accident”. Instead, you should be contacting someone with experience who specializes in chiropractor physical therapy right after a car accident. At Block Sports Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, we accept no-fault insurance to ensure you can fully recover without the burden of medical bills. Our trained professionals can identify your problem areas and create treatment plans that cater to your needs. We have an abundance of therapeutic techniques that are proven to help treat your injury and potentially relieve pain caused by trauma. Listed below are some of the most common auto accident injuries that we can help treat.
When a car accident occurs, one’s body will suddenly jerk and thrust forward due to the immediate impact. Such unrestrained movements can lead to the development of a condition known as whiplash. Whiplash is known for causing muscle and ligament damage. This can affect one’s overall ability to have full movement and range of motion in the neck area, possibly leading to lost work time. In more severe cases, whiplash can even result in vocal cord damage.
The sudden impact from the collision might force the victim to hit their head on a steering wheel, window, or the dashboard. Even if the crash isn’t high impact, it’s prevalent to obtain a concussion. A concussion can occur even without hitting your head. Any force that causes a concussion will affect your cervical spine. Our team of chiropractors and physical therapists can work together to address all of your injuries and needs to help you move towards recovery.
Although less severe than some head and neck injuries, a herniated disk still causes a significant amount of pain to those affected by this condition. Herniated discs can cause numbing, tingling, or muscle weakness. Chiropractic care and the techniques used are specifically designed and backed by research to address disc injuries. Co-treatment with physical therapy can address the muscular and postural component.
Even mild accidents can affect the normal alignment of the spine and your overall health and posture. It is important to address these changes even in the absence of pain to prevent premature arthritis of the spine. Spinal arthritis (premature wear and tear) can lead to serious nerve pain and can be prevented with restoring the normal alignment of the spine with advanced chiropractic care such as chiropractic biophysics.
- Chiropractic Care
This is a useful and necessary treatment option to address your injury, it is important to coordinate your treatment with other medical professionals, document your injury, and restore your health too as near normal as possible. It is a drug-free, natural treatment for the musculoskeletal and nervous system.
- Physical Therapy
Research indicates that there are many benefits to starting physical therapy care within 96 hours after you are in an auto accident. The practice is essential for helping patients to reduce pain and increase mobility. At Block Sports Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, we guide the patient on how to treat and manage the condition, improve mobility, and restore movement & function. Thankfully, there are numerous physical therapy exercises and treatments to help care for your specific injury or symptoms. Examples of physical therapy treatments can include stretches, massage, heat or cold therapy, and ultrasound treatments.
If you are experiencing any pain from auto accidents, Block Sports Chiropractic and Physical Therapy can help. Our locations in Smithtown and Selden accept patients with no-fault insurance and can help get you on the right track towards recovery. Contact our offices for more information on how we can help with an injury resulting from an auto accident.