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Car Accident Injury
A Frankfort car accident can change your life. Even if it is "just" a minor fender bender, whiplash and trauma to the musculoskeletal system can lead to chronic neck pain, back pain,headaches and migraines. Without chiropractic adjustments, many car accident injury victims spend their lives dependent on prescription painkillers to function.
At Advanced Chiropractic Wellness, our Frankfort chiropractor Dr. Scott Stratton believes that chiropractic treatment is a better and safer way to heal following an injury. Our holistic treatments naturally manage pain, restore alignment to the entire body, and reduce the risk for future injury or illness. Our patients live full and active lives without dependency on medication.
Whiplash is one of the most common auto accident injuries and also one of the most serious. During an car accident, the force of the crash impact can "whip" the neck backwards and forwards, damaging the cervical spine and supporting soft tissues. When the cervical spine is out of alignment, the entire shoulder, upper back and head suffers. You may experience chronic neck pain, migraines, headaches, difficulty concentrating and fatigue. When our neck is sore or stiff, it is also difficult to move the head or even look up and down.
Traditional medical care treats injuries like whiplash by managing the pain with medication. While prescription painkillers can temporarily relieve neck pain and headaches, drugs cannot correct the underlying cause for this pain or help the soft tissues in your neck heal.
Chiropractic adjustments are a safe and non-invasive treatment technique for relieving pain. By restoring alignment to the cervical spine, our chiropractor not only helps your body heal, but also reduces the risk for future injury. Complementary treatments like physiotherapy and corrective exercises can restore a full range of movement and motion to the neck.
Many Frankfort car accident injury victims suffer from a herniated disc in the back. A seatbelt is a critical safety restraint that is essential to saving your life. By restraining the body, however, a seatbelt also prevents your lower pelvic region from moving naturally in response to the force of impact from a car crash. This combination of restraint and sudden, unexpected force can move the pelvic region beyond its natural range of motion, leading to a herniated disc in the lower back. If this disc compresses nearby nerves, like the sciatic nerve, patients may experience a shooting pain sensation or general numbness in the legs, lower back and buttocks. Chiropractic adjustment is essential to relieving your back pain, restoring alignment to the spine and helping the body heal.
Many auto injury patients also benefit from nutritional counseling. The right balance of nutrients is essential to helping your body heal on the cellular level. Antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables can combat inflammation, which is essential to naturally reducing pain. A diet rich in lean protein also provides the body with amino acid building blocks for repairing soft tissue damage. Our Frankfort chiropractor can also conduct Nutrition Response Testing to determine your specific nutrient needs for boosting metabolic cell function. This helps your body recover faster and optimize your overall wellness.
If you are an Frankfort auto accident victim, don't wait to get treated. Unfortunately, chronic back pain cannot go away on its on, and in many cases, it may even get worse. The good news is that our patient-proven, holistic treatments really work - and can help you return to an active, pain-free life. Make an appointment with our Frankfort chiropractor today by calling 815-464-6772!