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Posts for tag: auto accident

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
December 09, 2020
Category: Injuries
Tags: auto accident   Injuries  

Even seemingly minor auto accidents can leave you with stiffness, discomfort, and pain. A chiropractor can help with auto accident injuries by performing techniques to alleviate joint inflammation, reduce stiffness, and increase flexibility, strength, and range of motion. Additionally, by correcting any alignment problems, the chiropractor can help your injuries heal properly, which can prevent long-term complications. Dr. Steven Wachs, the highly trained chiropractor at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, can treat auto accident injuries.

Signs You Should See a Chiropractor

Whiplash is a common auto accident injury. Other types of neck and back injuries, such as herniated discs, can also occur. Some of the symptoms associated with injuries sustained during auto accidents include pain, discomfort, joint stiffness, decreased range of motion, and muscle weakness. Without the right treatment to ensure proper healing, these symptoms can become chronic and lead to additional problems.

Chiropractic techniques can be highly effective in treating auto accident injuries. They can reduce inflammation, improve musculoskeletal functioning, and correct alignment of the spine and affected joints. In addition to helping injuries heal properly, chiropractic methods can even help injuries heal faster. The skilled chiropractor at our office in Chula Vista treats injuries from auto accidents and can provide relief from the following injuries and symptoms:

  • Whiplash
  • Joint stiffness
  • Lower back pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Chronic muscle and joint pain
  • Frequent headaches or migraines
  • Shooting pain in the legs
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Muscle weakness

Chiropractic Treatment Methods

A wide range of chiropractic techniques can be used to help you heal from your auto accident injuries. Two extremely effective and commonly utilized techniques include spinal manipulation and soft tissue massage. Spinal manipulation involves realigning the vertebrae along the spine, which helps reduce swelling and pressure on the joints, improve range of motion, and minimize pain. Soft tissue massage helps reduce joint inflammation and improve circulation, which can improve mobility and minimize pain.

We can help you properly heal and recover from auto accident injuries. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Wachs to discuss treatment options for injuries sustained during an auto accident by calling Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista at (619) 427-4747. We also have satellite offices in Oceanside and Escondido that can be reached by calling the same number.

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
May 11, 2017
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: auto accident  

How your chiropractor in Chula Vista, California, can help you after an auto accidentcar accidents

Auto accidents are frightening and the trauma can affect your body for a long time afterward. Modern safety equipment in your car can help lessen the trauma, but your body will still be jostled around. You can suffer joint, muscle, tendon and ligament injuries that can keep you sidelined from being active.

Dr. Steven Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA, wants to help you get relief. He proudly serves the residents of Chula Vista, Oceanside, Escondido and North County San Diego.

Different types of car accidents affect your body in different ways:

  • If you are hit from the rear, in a "whiplash" type accident, your head, chest, neck and spine can all be injured. These whiplash type traumas result in muscle imbalance, this pulls the spine out of alignment forcing the head forward resulting in pain and oftentimes impairment.
  • If you are hit from the side, your head, chest, lower extremities and abdomen can be injured. You may even suffer damage to your internal organs.
  • If you are hit from the front, your chest and lower extremities are at greater risk of injury in addition to the trauma sustained by the head and neck and spine; and if you are not wearing a seatbelt, you may suffer injuries to your head and face.

To help prevent auto accident injuries, always wear your seatbelt, even for short distances; and always be aware of your surroundings. There are some effective home remedies you can try to get relief immediately. Consider:

  • Resting for the first 24 hours after your auto accident
  • Applying ice or heat to the injured area several times each day
  • Taking Tylenol or Ibuprofen for pain and to reduce swelling
  • Doing gentle stretching exercises to reduce stiffness and prevent loss of motion
  • And if you're pain persists and is not manageable with conservative measures it is recommended to present to the emergency room.

It’s important to visit Dr. Wachs as soon as you can after your accident, even if you feel better. You may have tissue damage or other issues you may not know about. He may suggest:

  • Chiropractic manipulation to increase joint function and range of motion and improve nervous system function.
  • Electrical stimulation to increase circulation and reduce pain by loosening stiff muscles
  • Advanced laser therapy to accelerate healing, reduce inflammation, decrease swelling and for pain relief.
  • Therapeutic massage to reduce swelling, tension and pain

If you are in an auto accident, your body may be injured, but the effects may be invisible to you. Your chiropractor can help you heal, so call Dr. Steven M. Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA. He helps the residents of Chula Vista, Oceanside, Escondido and North County San Diego and he can help you too, so call today!