Car Accident Treatment
If you have been in a car wreck in the Frisco, TX area, you will first need to be fully evaluated to determine your injuries. After you have received a detailed diagnosis, treatment for specific injuries can begin. Victims of car accidents want fast improvement and personalized care at a reasonable price. They want their treatment to not only relieve the pain but also to help them fully recover so the pain doesn't return in the future. Inadequate or improper treatment can lead to lingering injuries. The chiropractors at Frisco Spinal Rehab understand what patient's want and need following an automobile accident.
The first focus following soft tissue injuries in an auto accident is to try and maintain normal life activities. Research shows staying active is vital in the recovery process. Chiropractic care consisting of adjustments and mobilization can help restore motion back to the spine and re-align the vertebrae. Combining adjustments with exercise are cornerstones to an effective treatment protocol. Since damage to the neck is the most prominent result of a car accident, exercises can include chin tucks, head translations, neck extensions and isometric neck contractions. Ultimately restoring the cervical curve is crucial for long term success.
Other treatment options for car accidents victims include:
- Electrical Stimulation and TENS
- Cold Therapy
- Traction - in office and at home
- Ultrasound treatment
- Laser treatment
- Patient education and advice
- Improved ergonomics
- Nutritional supplements such as omega-3 fatty acids, anti-oxidants and natural anti-inflammatories
The typical medical approach for whiplash associated disorder is prescription drugs. There is only weak evidence for the use of muscle relaxants, analgesics and NSAIDs (Cochrane Database System Rev, July 2007). Prolonged NSAIDs use can lead to stomach bleeding and liver and kidney concerns. Many advertisements state "simply blood test are needed to check for liver problems" however liver problems are not "simple".
Chiropractic and chiropractors should play the lead role in treating whiplash. Physical injuries need a physical approach not a chemical approach to solving them. If you have been involved in a car accident in the Frisco area, please call our office today to go over your treatment options.
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