Car Accident Injury IN Cary

common injuries after a car accident

Car accident injury has many symptoms, you may experience sudden and unexpected pain weeks or even months after the accident. Even if you were lucky enough to walk away with just a few scrapes and bruises, damage to your spinal column may not become evident until long after the car accident occurred. If not properly diagnosed and treated, a herniated disc or neck/back pain from whiplash can cause serious, chronic pain, and prevent you from leading a full, active life. This article is here to help you understand how chiropractors help car accident patients in Cary. We hope it helps you to avoid the long term problems we so often see.

Common Injuries After Car Accident in Cary NC

At Alpha Health Center in Cary, our chiropractic team led by Dr. Jeff Lissenden has over 25 years of experience treating patients who suffer from chronic pain due to a car accident injury. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive approach that does not use medication or surgery. Instead, a chiropractor, like Dr. Jeff, will use chiropractic adjustments. This treatment may also be combined with massage therapy and physiotherapy to help your body heal from car accident injury.

A very common cause of pain following a car accident injury is a herniated disc. This car accident injury occurs when the sudden collision puts unexpected and intense stress on the spinal column, causing a disc to bulge or herniate. Once a disc bulges, the disc will then put pressure on the spinal nerves. This pressure can lead to intense back/leg and neck/arm pain.

The two bottom discs of your spinal column are the most likely to herniate, which will cause chronic lower back pain. A ruptured disc in the lower back can also put pressure on the sciatic nerve. This pressure leads to chronic pain and numbness in the legs and feet, and affected muscles may become damaged. A herniated disc may also cause numbness in the calf, foot and big toe, and you may experience difficulty walking, performing daily activities or feel an unexpected tingling sensation in your back, legs or toes.

Traditional medicine will often treat this pain by covering it up with medication. Chiropractic care and spinal traction are part of a whole body wellness approach. we are committed to not just managing the pain, but also resolving the underlying issue (such as a herniated disc) that is causing the pain.

Decompression or spinal traction is a common corrective care treatment for a herniated disc and patients suffering from back pain. This treatment heightens space between the discs, allowing a damaged disc to return to its normal size, and stimulates the healing process. Decompression is a specialized chiropractic procedure that can only be performed by an experienced chiropractor, like Dr. Jeff.

We also incorporate physiotherapy and rehabilitation into our treatment plan. Massage therapy is also an important part of pain management and a key component to whole-body healing. In many cases a TENS unit is prescribed for pain control. We recommend you call us ASAP to set an appointment to check your injuries. The longer you wait, the longer it may take to get well.

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Alpha Health Center

1320 SE Maynard Road Suite 102
Cary, NC 27511

(919) 650-2700