Not Seeing Your Chiropractor After a Car Accident? Why That’s a Giant Mistake
Chiropractic Treatment For Brookfield Car Accident Victims
The Wisconsin DOT reported nearly 120,000 Wisconsin auto accidents in 2013, and unfortunately two thirds of these car accidents resulted in some type of injury to the drivers and passengers. Even a minor fender bender can cause injury, although many victims often don’t begin to experience symptoms until several days after a collision. In fact, the seriousness of auto accidents are oftentimes not immediately obvious because the structural changes that can occur don’t cause problems until weeks or even years down the road.
For this reason, we recommend that drivers and occupants involved in a motor vehicle accident be examined as soon as possible after the accident to determine how their bodies have been impacted by the collision, no matter the severity of their symptoms. As a Milwaukee car accident chiropractor, Dr. Grant is specially trained in identifying and treating injuries before complications appear. By seeking prompt chiropractic treatment following an auto accident, patients can reduce their rehabilitation time and improve the likelihood of making a complete recovery.
How Can A Chiropractor Help With Auto Accident Injuries?
Dr. Grant starts by examining the spine and musculoskeletal system manually and through diagnostic x-rays, if necessary, to determine the source of pain and symptoms. We then construct a personalized treatment plan to help restore the spine, neck and joints to their natural positions. Usually, this involves manual chiropractic manipulation of the spine in a series of visits over the course of several weeks.
At Ascent Chiropractic, we use a low-force, gentle adjustment technique that makes treatment comfortable and generally pain-free for our patients suffering from auto accident injuries in Brookfield.
Treatment for Back Pain, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches and Migraines
Following a car accident injury, it’s not uncommon for victims to experience symptoms in the form of back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, tension headaches and migraines. While these symptoms can be particularly uncomfortable and debilitating by themselves, they can be indicative of an even more serious underlying condition.
For example, one of the most common types of auto accident injuries we see in Brookfield is whiplash, which occurs when the force of a collision abruptly flexes and then extends the neck. Whiplash injuries cause damage to the joints of the neck as well as the muscles, ligaments, and tendons that keep the neck stable. This type of injury can also result in bulged or herniated discs which, left untreated, often lead to chronic nerve impingement, joint degeneration, loss of range of motion, cervicogenic tension headaches, and severe neck pain.
The Ascent Chiropractic Advantage
If you, a friend or family member in the Brookfield, Wauwatosa, New Berlin or Waukesha area is experiencing pain and stiffness due to an auto accident, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We want to help you overcome your pain and get back to the comfortable and healthy life that you had before your accident. We sincerely appreciate the trust and confidence shown by choosing us as your Brookfield auto accident chiropractor and look forward to serving you and your family. To make an appointment at Ascent Chiropractic, call 262-345-4166 or schedule an appointment with our online scheduling app.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Total accidents by accident severity with licensed drivers and registered vehicles 15-year summary. Wisconsin Transportation: Quick Facts and Statistics. Retrieved July 20, 2014, from http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/docs/accstats.pdf