Have you been involved in an auto accident? Do you have injuries from the auto accident?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, Rock Creek Spine & Rehabilitation Center is here to help.
Even if your car wasn’t damaged, it is best to make sure that your body and spine were not injured. Examinations done at the Emergency Room after an accident often only rule out fractures, and commonly miss any other injuries suffered in the spine. Chiropractic examinations are vital following an auto accident, as this can identify spinal injuries that do not yet cause pain but can result in long term disability if not properly cared for. Our chiropractors can assess whether your spine was injured and provide the correct care to address any injuries you incurred. They are also the specialist in assisting with issues such as whiplash, a common occurrence in motor vehicle accidents. Spinal adjustments may be necessary in order to promote healing and proper positioning.
Whiplash injuries are serious and are not to be taken lightly. One of the issues with whiplash injury is that symptoms can take weeks or months to surface. Not feeling hurt after an accident is not enough reason to forego an appointment with a chiropractor. Many damages from auto injury end up having permanent results if they aren’t taken care of immediately. Some common long-term injuries include disc degeneration and arthritis.
Due to Colorado’s new insurance law, we are able to begin treatment immediately and often at no expense. Since the new law passed, most patients end up receiving a free treatment, with no out of pocket costs.
Benefits of Auto Injury Rehabilitation
- Relief of Whiplash Related Symptoms – Making sure that your body is uninjured after whiplash is extremely important. Trauma from whiplash is not to be taken lightly, as it can cause a number of long term problems including chronic pain, arthritis and nerve dysfunction.
- Increase Mobility and Function – Once the chiropractor has assessed the situation and readjusted your spine, you will be able to move and function much more freely.
- Lessen Pain – Chiropractic treatment can reduce back, neck and shoulder pain as well as relieve headaches.
Treatment Options For Auto Injury Rehabilitation
Chiropractic care following auto injury is essential for rehabilitation. The treatment performed by a chiropractor includes adjusting and mobilizing the spine in order to repair spinal motion and vertebrae alignment. Neck injuries are a common in motor vehicle accidents and patients can expect to perform various neck strengthening exercises, such as:
- Neck extensions
- Chin tucks
- Neck contractions
- Head translations
Other types of treatment that are common among auto injury victims include:
- Electrical Stimulation
- Cold therapy
- Laser treatment
- Enhanced ergonomics
- Physical Therapy
Why Should I Have Auto Injury Rehabilitation?
While you may be prescribed drugs in order to treat any symptoms related to the accident, these do not help in the long run. In fact, there is no evidence that actually shows the effectiveness of various prescription drugs for auto injury rehabilitation. Studies demonstrate repeatedly that taking medication to relieve spinal pain and not rehabilitating the spinal injury results in long term dysfunction. In addition, many more studies have found that prolonged use of these drugs can cause liver, kidney and stomach issues.
The best way to ensure that your body is being taken care of correctly is to visit our office. Our team of practitioners including Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and Massage Therapists play an important role in remedying whiplash and other auto injury symptoms. If you have been involved in a car accident in Colorado, call our office at (303) 499-6565 to request an appointment or discuss your treatment options.