Getting into a car accident can be extremely traumatic experience for your body. Many times, the abrupt movement involved with a collision can cause severe injury to your spine, soft tissue, joints and even your brain. Symptoms of a car accident can show up days, weeks and even months after the accident. That is why we recommend getting checked by a chiropractor as soon as possible after your accident. At Vitality Chiropractic we have to knowledge and equipment to help you on the road to recovery.
MOST COMMON ACCIDENT INJURIES IN SARASOTA?
Patients involved in a car accident can experience a variety of injuries to their body. Some of the most common injuries are:
Whiplash: Also known as a sprain/strain is an injury that occurs when the muscles and ligaments get over stretched and develop a tear. Some symptoms of whiplash injury are pain, stiffness, headaches and burning sensation.
Disc herniation: This injury happens when the gelatinous structure in between your vertebrae, called the disc, gets injured. Also known as a slipped disc, this can cause pain, numbness, tingling, reduce range of motion and burning sensation.
Vertebral subluxations: This condition happens when a vertebra in your spine misaligns. Severe subluxations can cause pinched nerves which can be detrimental. Symptoms are subluxations are pain, stiffness, numbness, tingling and reduced range of motion.
TREATMENTS PROVIDED FOR AUTO ACCIDENTS IN SARASOTA
At Vitality Chiropractic we provide a variety of treatments to help you recover from your accident. The most common treatments are:
Spinal alignments: Spinal alignments is a technique we use to realign your spine. By adjusting the vertebrae that are out of place we can take pressure off your nerves and muscles and help your body recover. This is the core of chiropractic treatments and can help provide wellness even after you recover from your accident.
Myofascial release: At Vitality Chiropractic we use vibration therapy and Graston technique to help with muscular tension. By treating muscle tension we can reduce pain, increase range of motion and speed up the recovery time.
Intersegmental traction: This technique utilizes a mechanical traction table that provides negative pressure to your spine to take pressure of your discs and vertebrae. This reduces pain and tension, improves circulation, improves range of motion and helps get your discs and vertebrae back into place.
Heat therapy: We utilized moist heating pads and ultrasound therapy to reduce inflammation, improve circulation and reduce muscle tension.