Having an auto accident is disturbing. You contact your insurance company, talk to the police, and find someone to repair your vehicle. Thinking about yourself probably isn't at the top of your list unless you have obvious injuries. But finding an auto injury chiropractor can help to treat your whiplash even if you aren't aware of it yet. Dr. Roy Brown at Chirodoc, serves the community of Manchester, MO.
When you are in an auto accident, you need to be examined by an auto injury chiropractor. Once your back and neck have been examined, the doctor will come up with a personalized plan to make sure you don't lose your mobility and suffer too many of the effects of whiplash.
The impact of vehicles striking each other or an immovable object like a tree or a post can cause a lot of trauma to your neck and back. Not only can the vertebrae be out of alignment, but when the messages from the brain can't get through, things can go wrong in other parts of the body. Dr. Brown will make sure things are back in alignment.
Acupuncture is a widely accepted treatment for back and neck pain, both of which can result from whiplash. By placing thin needles, magnets, lasers, or electric pulses at specific points along the invisible meridians in the body, your doctor is able to free the energy to travel through them and restore balance which helps restore health and help with pain.
Therapeutic massage can help to get the tension out of your neck and back after an accident. The snapping of your neck stretches the soft tissues, causing additional pain. When they tighten up into trigger points, these need to be released and vigorous massage can do that.
The use of cold, especially soon after the initial injury, can help to bring down the swelling and help to lessen the level of pain. The numbing effect of the cold is therapeutic and reduces muscle spasms.
Ultrasound therapy uses sound waves to vibrate the soft tissue and help to relieve the tension and tightness that can be the result of trauma. The waves penetrate deep into the tissue and help activate healing at the cellular level.
Electric muscle stimulation
Electric stim uses low levels of electricity to bring relief from tension and spasms in the muscles. The electricity causes the muscles to contract and when they get tired, they relax and that relieves the pain.
When you are in need of an auto injury chiropractor in Manchester, MO, contact Dr. Roy Brown of Chirodoc. We can be reached at 636-230-3783 or via email through our website.