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East Grand Rapids Auto Accident Chiropractor

At The Chiropractic Doctors, an East Grand Rapids auto accident chiropractic treats a variety of injuries that result from car accidents including herniated disc, whiplash, and soft tissue injuries. With an in-depth understanding of the complexities of car accident injuries, we take great pride in providing skilled and effective chiropractic treatment to help alleviate pain. We’re here to help you recover.

Why Go to a Chiropractor After an Auto Accident?

The aftermath of an auto accident can be a very painful and stressful time. There are reports to file, forms to complete, and doctor visits to schedule.

Chiropractic treatment should be a top priority after motor vehicle accidents. Receiving chiropractic treatment as soon as possible after a car accident can help alleviate chronic pain that can be very debilitating.

Being involved in an auto accident can also be very traumatizing, causing both physical and emotional stress. Chiropractic treatment is one effective way to speed up the recovery time after an accident.

Due to the physical stress that the collision caused, many people will look to a chiropractor when they have pain and soreness after an accident. Our East Grand Rapids chiropractors offer specialized treatment for car accident victims that are designed to improve their quality of life by reducing or alleviating pain, soreness, and tension.

Whiplash

Whiplash is a common injury that people often suffer after an auto accident. With acute cases of whiplash, a chiropractor will focus on reducing inflammation found within the neck to reduce neck pain. They may also use therapy modalities, including ultrasound. Treatment for whiplash can also involve gentle stretching and manual therapy techniques that can alleviate neck pain. 

Not only can our chiropractors provide gentle and effective whiplash treatment, but they can also recommend ways to help speed up the recovery process. For example, they may recommend that you apply an ice pack to help minimize inflammation or use light neck support. Once inflammation and pain within the neck diminish, a chiropractor can utilize spinal manipulation and other techniques that can restore regular function to the joints in the neck.

While spinal manipulation is a common treatment for whiplash, it’s also used to treat other types of injuries.

Spinal Manipulation

Spinal manipulation techniques include:

  • Instrument assisted technique
  • Flexion distraction technique
  • Specific spinal manipulation technique

Instrument-Assisted Manipulation

Instrument-assisted manipulation is a non-thrusting and gentle technique. To use this technique, a chiropractor needs to have a specialized handheld tool. They will use the tool to apply force without thrusting, to the spine. This technique is often utilized for older patients who have been involved in an auto accident.

Flexion Distraction Technique

This is a hands-on technique that involves gentle spinal manipulation to treat herniated or bulging discs. Whiplash injuries from auto accidents can aggravate a herniated disc. To reduce inflammation and pain, our chiropractors will use a slow pumping action.

Specific Spinal Manipulation

For specific spinal manipulation, a chiropractor will identify spinal joints with restricted or abnormal motion. They will use a thrusting technique that can restore normal function to the joint. This gentle technique is effective since it triggers the nervous system to restore normal motion to the joints in the spine and stretches the tissue.

Aside from spinal manipulation, a chiropractor will also use manual therapy to treat injured ligaments and muscles to speed up the recovery process after an accident. Some examples of manual therapy techniques include resistance techniques, manual joint stretching, instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy, trigger point therapy, and therapeutic massage.

Diagnosing and Treating Hidden Injuries

Some injuries after a car accident are very obvious, while others can develop over time. A chiropractor who has experience working with car accident victims is familiar with common injuries sustained in auto accidents. When you meet with one of our East Grand Rapids chiropractors for your initial consultation, after your exam, they will create a treatment plan that’s best suited for you based on the severity of your injuries.

Medication-Free Treatment

Chiropractic care treats the root cause of pain, without the use of medications. This will allow your body to heal naturally. The movement will come back without the use of harsh and addictive substances or invasive surgery. Our goal is to help your body heal quickly, safely, and naturally.

Other Ways We Can Help

At The Chiropractic Doctors, we can also treat patients who are suffering from:

  • Shoulder pain 
  • Sports injuries 
  • Sciatic nerve pain 
  • Carpal tunnel pain 
  • Headache pain 
  • Knee pain 
  • Leg pain 
  • Pregnancy-related pain and discomfort 

At our facility, we provide complete care to patients who are dealing with acute or chronic pain. Our goal is to speed up a patient’s recovery time by providing chiropractic services that are gentle and safe. We take a holistic approach to pain management and provide effective patient care, without the use of harmful pain killers or invasive surgeries, so there are no dangerous health consequences.

Contact an East Grand Rapids Car Accident Chiropractor Today

Whether you’ve had a minor fender bender or a major accident, seeking chiropractic treatment can help you recover faster, without surgery or the use of medication. At The Chiropractic Doctors, we can help treat your injuries through different exercises and therapy that allows your body to recover properly. This means fewer pinched nerves, reduced disc degeneration, less stiffness, and less pain. We can help you rebuild your spinal structures and alleviate your pain, naturally. These treatments can also dramatically reduce the chances of injuries occurring in the future. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and let The Chiropractic Doctors help you recover after an accident.

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