Dr. Jean-Pierre Khreich has been providing the most advanced treatment for car accident injury in Huntington Beach and Long Beach, California for decades. Fitness Chiropractic & Massage Therapy combines 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 the relief of whiplash, back pain and neck pain from auto accident injuries.
You want to watch for these signs of whiplash:
- Loss of range of movement
- Increased pain with movement
- Neck stiffness or pain
- Dizziness or vertigo
Even though no bones are broken, whiplash can be very painful, and recovery might take longer than expected. Depending on the extent of your injury, and the type of care you need, recovery could take several weeks to several months for a full recovery.
Treatment options for whiplash include chiropractic care and adjustments, massage therapy, anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant drugs, and physical exercise.
If you have a concussion, you may see signs such as:
- Ringing in the ear
- Temporary loss of consciousness
- Head pressure
- Dizziness, or “seeing stars”
- Disorientation, or amnesia
- Light sensitivity
Unlike some other injuries, it could take several hours or even days for concussion symptoms to show up. For this reason, many doctors will keep patients overnight in order to assess the concussion, waking you up fairly often to ensure that you can wake up normally without issue.
For concussions, treatment mostly includes lots of rest, both physical and mental. Avoid any unnecessary physical assertion, and limit activities that require a lot of mental concentration.
Some signs that you may have a herniated disc are:
- Numbness, tingling, or burning in the legs or lower body, feet, or hands
- Stiff neck
- Muscle weakness or spasms
- Pain in the back, legs, arms or feet
There are several treatment options. Similar to whiplash, one of the best and most effective options is chiropractic therapy, but there are other things you can add into your treatment such as anti-inflammatory medicines, heating pads and physical exercise.
These are just some of the most common injuries that result from car accidents. There are so many more out there that can affect you. As always, contact us for an appointment and we will discuss your treatment options. We can work together to heal your body as quickly and effectively as possible.
Seek Chiropractic Treatment Immediately
Chiropractic care treats back and neck pain without medication. A doctor of chiropractic is especially qualified to help car accident victims avoid the prescription drug cycle.
Chiropractors use a variety of drug-free chiropractic techniques that include spinal adjustments, muscle stimulation, trigger point massage, and rehabilitative exercises that can:
Reduce pain. Soft-tissue injuries may take months to fully heal, but an experienced car accident chiropractor can provide pain relief much faster.
Auto accident victims report up to an 80 percent reduction in paint after just a few weeks of chiropractic care.
Restore mobility. The soreness and stiffness from an auto accident injury can hinder normal movement. Chiropractic techniques help patients regain full range of motion before scar tissue develops.
Support long-term healing. The muscle atrophy resulting from a car accident can leave patients susceptible to re-injury. Chiropractic care includes rehabilitative exercises that strengthen the muscles surrounding the spine and improve flexibility.
Visiting a doctor of chiropractic as soon as possible after an auto accident can boost a patient’s chances of making a fully recovery—without resorting to prescription drugs.