Auto Accident Injury Treatment
The risk of joint or spine damage and medical complications are among the important reasons why patients should seek auto accident injury treatment right away at Skye Chiropractic. You can receive non-surgical therapies from our Louisville chiropractor that are specially designed for whiplash and other common car crash injuries. Our chiropractor will perform a comprehensive evaluation to check for visible and non-obvious injuries that may result in acute or chronic pain. Detailed diagnostics help us to tailor a treatment plan to address your health needs and help you recover fast.
Common Types of Auto Accident Injuries
A car crash can result in injuries in any part of the body. The force from the crash impact often causes injury to the head, neck, back, hip, knee, and musculoskeletal structures. It can also shift the spine out of alignment. Depending on the severity of the crash, an individual may sustain brain injury or concussion, contusions, lacerations, or seat belt injuries. Chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue therapies can help you to recover quickly from the following injuries:
- Herniated discs
- Whiplash or neck sprain
- Spinal misalignment
- Nerve impingement
- Muscle strains or sprains
- Torn tendons or ligaments
Typical Auto Accident Injury Symptoms
Symptoms may occur right away, hours, days, or weeks later. Pain may be mild to severe, persistent, or intermittent. You should seek treatment right away after the car collision even if you're not currently experiencing any of these symptoms:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Stiffness or swelling
- Headaches or dizziness
- Leg pain from sciatica
- Neck instability from whiplash
- Upper or lower back pain
- Tingling, numbness or weakness from a pinched nerve
Auto Accident Injury Treatment by Your Chiropractor in Louisville, KY
Dr. Perks will examine your injuries and perform an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI to look for trauma to the spinal bones and tissue. Herniated discs, nerve irritation, and dislocated vertebrae can be corrected with spinal adjustments. This non-invasive technique uses manual or instrument-based force to realign the spine. It effectively relieves neck, back, and leg pain, increases mobility and restores nervous system functions by relieving pressure on the spine.
Massage therapy or cold laser therapy is also done before or after adjustments to increase flexibility, reduce inflammation and speed up soft tissue healing. Dr. Perks may encourage you to do regular stretches and corrective exercises to improve joint function.
Schedule An Appointment Today
Chiropractic care can help to accelerate your recovery even if you already went to the emergency room or received treatment from your doctor. Traditional medicine focuses on treating pain with medication and does not usually address spinal misalignment, musculoskeletal damage, or nervous system interference. Chiropractic care at Skye Chiropractic in Louisville, KY, addresses the whole body to optimize your healing. Please call 502-454-4441 to make an appointment.