Chiropractic treatment for car accident injury
So much of our lives are reliant on our automobiles. Without a car it is difficult to get to and from work, or to manage many of the daily tasks that are thrown your way. This dependency on automobiles leads many people to overlook the potential dangers of using them. The human body is not designed to withstand the type of pressure and impact that happens during a car accident. Whiplash, which happens when a collision causes the neck to move too rapidly, will typically cause lingering pain that can last weeks or even months.
It is not uncommon to develop chronic pain as a result of a car accident. Even mild injuries can result in more pain than expected. Dr. Khreich and his team of chiropractic specialists provide targeted care that is customized to your precise needs, identifying the source of pain and alleviating tension in the back, neck and joints to help improve quality of life.
- Neck Injuries
- Slipped Disc
- Herniated Disc
- Soft Tissue Injuries
Injuries like these can result in a wide range of pain-related symptoms, including headaches, neck strains, body stiffness, anxiety, panic attacks and even chest pain. If you are experiencing chest pain following a car accident it is imperative that you seek medical attention immediately, as this could be a sign of a cardiovascular concern.
Dr. Khreich specializes in the treatment of pain resulting from car accidents and collision injuries. Using a combination of eastern and western medical practices, Dr. Khreich uses chiropractic care to reduce pain by alleviating tension through the use of chiropractic adjustment, muscle relaxation and stimulation, and precise exercises.
Dr. Jean-Pierre Khreich has been providing the most advanced options in chiropractic care in Huntington Beach, Long Beach and Signal Hill for more than 15 years. Combining the most effective treatment methods in both eastern and western medicines, Dr. Khreich utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to deliver the most effective treatment for relief from pain resulting from car accident injuries.
Frequently Asked Questions: Car Accident Injury & Treatment
Q: What is the most common injury in a car accident?
A: The most common injury following a car accident is whiplash, which happens when the neck moves forward and back rapidly.
Q: Should I get a chiropractor after car accident injury?
A: Chiropractic care can be helpful in alleviating chronic pain that often follows a car accident, especially as a result of Whiplash. However, you should seek medical attention immediately following a car accident to address any injuries that may require specific treatments prior to chiropractic care.
Q: How can chiropractic care help with auto accident injuries?
A: Chiropractic care can treat neck injuries like whiplash, as well as back injuries and soft tissue injuries. Chiropractic adjustment is particularly helpful in alleviating tension and reducing chronic pain.
Q: How soon after a car accident should I see a chiropractor?
A: How long after a car accident you should wait before seeing a chiropractor depends on the severity of the accident. There are some who benefit from seeing a chiropractor right away, while in other cases injuries ought to be treated first. If there is any risk of internal bleeding, medical treatment is necessary prior to chiropractic care. Meet with your physician and chiropractor to determine if chiropractic adjustment is appropriate for your injuries.
Q: How long should I go to the chiropractor after a car accident injury?
A: Pain from car accident injuries, including neck pain resulting from whiplash, can last for several weeks or even a few months following the car accident. Chiropractic care should be continued as long as necessary for you to experience relief from discomfort. While a single chiropractic adjustment may provide some relief, ongoing treatment typically delivers improved and more long-lasting results.
Q: What are the symptoms of whiplash?
A: Symptoms of whiplash include pain the in neck, decreased range of motion, and tightness in the neck. You may also experience stiffness, tenderness, headaches or pain when rocking your head from side to side.
Q: How do chiropractors treat whiplash?
A: Chiropractors treat whiplash through chiropractic adjustment and the manipulation of the soft tissue in the neck. This alleviates tension and helps to reduce neck pain.
Q: How long does it take to recover from whiplash?
A: Depending on the severity of the whiplash, it may take anywhere from several days to several months to fully recover from whiplash. Chiropractic care can enhance the recovery process.