Injuries, whether they occurred from a car accident, in the gym, or at the workplace, can often cause spine misalignment or soft tissue damage that can leave you in pain. Often caused by sudden, forceful motions or repetitive, harmful motions, personal injuries can take you away from your normal, daily activities. It’s important to treat these injuries as soon as possible to reduce your pain and prevent any further damage.
Tune Chiropractic offers chiropractic care for those who have been involved in car accidents, work accidents, and sustained sports-related injuries. Our services can help you relieve pain and realign your body to get you back to living your life.
Chiropractic Care After Car Accidents
Car accidents are a common reason that people seek chiropractic services. The sudden force throw off your body alignment, leaving you with pain, stiffness, headaches, and other potential symptoms. Even if you don’t experience pain immediately after a car accident, it’s important to see a chiropractor right away because you may discover the injury months or even years later after significant damage has been caused.
Car accidents have the potential to cause:
· Neck Pain
· Lower back pain
· Numbness and tingling
· And much more
Whiplash is one of the most common reasons that people seek chiropractic care following an accident, but other, less obvious injuries could have also been sustained. Making a chiropractor appointment as soon as possible after you’ve been in an accident will pain and other symptoms, as well as prevent further damage.
Treatment for Car Accident Injuries
The most commonly injured body parts in auto accidents are the back and the neck. Spinal manipulation is a popular treatment option to realign your spine, providing many long-term benefits. Realigning your body not only reduces pain throughout your body, but it can increase your mobility, reduce inflammation, and minimize scar tissue on your muscles.
We also offer treatments for symptoms as well. Many people experience long-term headaches after car accidents, referred to as post-traumatic headaches. Spinal manipulation and targeted massage is used to reduce tension and pressure in the muscles around your neck and shoulders that cause these headaches.
In addition to in-office realignment, your doctor can also recommend stretches, physical activity, and nutrition to help improve your overall wellness.
Chiropractic Care for Sports Injuries
Sports injuries aren’t only for professional athletes; they can happen to anyone engaging in physical activity. They are often caused by excessive training or improper training practices but can also be caused by muscle imbalances. When a joint is hyperextended, it leads to a sustained injury that include sprains, strains, and various types of pain. Chiropractors can treat injuries to the neck, back, shoulder, knee, and ankle.
Chiropractic care can treat many symptoms of sports injuries, including:
· Muscle pains
· Muscle spasms
Treatment for Sports Injuries
The first step to treating a sports-related injury is to assess the cause of the pain in order to create an appropriate treatment plan. The most common treatments for a sports injury are:
· Spinal Manipulation: During this treatment, a doctor will apply pressure to the hyperextended joint while you are in different positions to better align your muscles.
· Spinal Mobilization: This treatment involves utilizes specific stretches and tools that are designed to release the pressure around the affected joint.
Chiropractors may also use a variety of other methods to help relieve pain including ice, heat, or electric simulation. They may also recommend additional stretches or exercise practices to prevent any further injury from occurring.
Chiropractic Care for Workplace Injuries
Many industries put their employees at risk for workplace injuries including construction, warehousing, and agricultural jobs. Even in industries that don’t require manual labor, there is still a chance that an injury could occur in the workplace. Many of these injuries occur over common accidents like falling or tripping over an obstacle on-site, and some occur from repetitive actions, like typing, that don’t seem dangerous.
If you work in a manual labor-intensive job, you may also experience an injury from muscle strain or over exertion, Lifting, throwing, and carrying heavy items can out a lot of strain on your back muscles, as well as other body parts, and this can lead to chronic pain or injury.
Treatment for Workplace Injuries
Depending on your injury, we may recommend a variety of different treatment options to relieve your pain and help prevent future injuries. In many cases, patients seek chiropractic care for back pain, and we perform spinal manipulation to make adjustments to the alignment of the back and get the body working normally.
Many workplace injuries also require soft tissue rehabilitation. This is a physical therapy that is designed to restore mobility to tight or damaged tissue throughout the body. Examples of soft tissue rehabilitation include massage therapy, stretching, and strength exercises.
Contact Tune Chiropractic for Care after Injury
It’s important to visit the chiropractor as soon as possible following an injury, whether it be auto, sports, or workplace related, to relieve any symptoms and prevent further damage. We will work with you to find a custom treatment plan that works for you.
Contact us today to learn more.