Auto Accident?

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Auto Accident?

Call Us Today – (302) 539-7063

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“My sinus infections are gone! I never needed surgery although I had a consultation with a ENT and they advised I get the painful septum surgery due to my severely deviated septum which caused headaches and terrible sinus infections. After my first visit I could breath again… and I haven’t had a sinus infection in 7 years! This sinus and headache therapy has allowed me to sleep much better which translates in my overall health being better and feeling well consistently. I highly recommend Susan if you are experiencing pain like I was! Thank you Susan!
Ian B.

Auto Accidents & Chiropractic

There are over 5 million car accidents in the U.S. each year.  While some injuries may be minor, even these can have serious effects on your body. Others can have debilitating and sometimes catastrophic consequences on your health and wellbeing.
An automobile accident doesn’t have to mean permanent injury or disability. In many cases, chiropractic care from a qualified and experienced professional can make a big difference by reducing your pain and restoring your ability to live your life to the fullest again.

In an automobile accident the force of the impact from any direction causes the ligaments to be sprained and muscles in the body to overextend and become strained. The most common areas of pain after an automobile accident are in the neck, upper back and even the low back

At BeachView Chiropractic, our team is here to support you after an automobile injury. We’ll do everything we can to get you pain free and moving freely again.

Compression Fractures

Compression Fractures occur when the upper part of the body is thrown forward while the lower body is restrained by a seat belt. When this forceful bending happens, the vertebrae can be compressed onto itself. In severe instances this action or motion can cause the vertebrae to fracture and then the spinal cord can be at risk of becoming damaged by fractured bone.

Disc Herniation

Your intervertebral discs are sponge-like circular pads that sit in-between each of your vertebrae. They help the spine absorb impacts to minimize everyday damage. However, if the outer layer of a disc becomes damaged, the soft, inner gel can seep out and irritate the surrounding nerves.

Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis occurs when a vertebra moves out of place due to force or a fracture in the bone. The displaced bone presses on the surrounding nerves, which can cause pain and other neurological symptoms.

Whiplash

In rear-end collisions, the impact forces your head to ‘whip’ backward and forwards quickly and as a result, the muscles in the neck are overextended.  This causes the vertebra of the neck to become misaligned or subluxated, a serious condition which requires attention from a chiropractor as soon as possible.

Whiplash and Motor Vehicle Accident Symptoms

Whiplash occurs when your neck and head are suddenly forced backward and then rapidly forward. This puts your cervical spine through extreme stresses.

The most common symptom of whiplash is pain in the neck, which can range from a pins-and-needles sensation to unbearable pain that prevents everyday activity. Other possible symptoms are:

  • Neck stiffness
  • Loss of the normal forward curve of the neck
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Neck instability
  • Shoulder and/or upper back pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Neurological symptoms like tingling, weakness in the arms and hands, or numbness that radiates into the shoulder and/or down the arm
  • Forward head posture (FHP)
  • Arthritis of the spine will develop (if left uncorrected over time)

Whiplash and Motor Vehicle Accident Symptoms

Our team at BeachView Chiropractic will help assess your pain and create a custom treatment plan for you based on your injury and what is causing your pain. Our natural treatment approach goal is to return you back on the path to health as quickly as possible.

Our approach focuses on rebalancing the musculoskeletal system and realigning the spine so that the body can heal itself. A chiropractic adjustment can have a number of beneficial effects in helping you recover from your automobile injuries. The sooner chiropractic care starts from the time of the auto accident the better the outcome.

Our treatments are safe and non-invasive. The goal of your personalized treatment plan will be to get you feeling better as quickly as possible by reducing inflammation, improving joint mobility, strengthening weakened muscles, and relaxing any muscle spasms that are causing you pain.

The Treatment Approach for Whiplash/Auto Accident Injuries

The BeachView Chiropractic team provides a multidisciplinary approach to helping you recover from Whiplash/Auto Accident injuries. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Joint mobilization techniques, specific spinal adjustments to help correct the subluxated (misaligned) vertebra
  • Deep tissue mobilization
  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation
  • Neuromuscular rehabilitation ( tractioning or stretching )
  • Muscular retraining, individualized mirror image posture exercises that are
    uniquely tailored to relieve your specific problems.
  • ADL (Activities of daily living) training

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

A: Only if the doctor determines that they are necessary
A: Bring your insurance information in with you when you come in for your appointment. There is no charge for you for the consultation to talk to the doctor about your condition. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United Health Care, and Self Pay.
A: The Activator Adjusting Instrument is a hand-held, spring-loaded device that delivers fast, precise adjustments in order to restore range of motion to the vertebrae and extremity joints.
A: Traditional spinal manipulation is performed with our chiropractor’s hands. During the adjustment, a quick, firm thrust will be used to realign the joint. While this is perfectly safe, the adjusted area is much larger with a traditional adjustment than with an Activator adjustment. The Activator delivers a direct and precise adjustment that does not require any twisting or pulling. Individuals typically find the activator method less physically and mentally stressful because there are not as many pops or cracks associated with the adjustment, and the speed of the device means that the muscles do not have time to tense against the force.
A: Everyone is unique and we can give you more idea once we have assessed your case. Some patients experience almost instant relief. Others discover it can take many weeks or months. Many factors can affect the healing process.