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From whiplash injuries to chronic back pain, even the most minor of car accidents can have a serious impact on your health. At Rutherford Clinic of Chiropractic, we take car accident injuries very seriously. Our chiropractor Dr. Wesley Stewart has substantial experience treating auto accident injury patients from Murfreesboro, Walterhill, Blackman, Almaville, Rockvale, Lascassas, Christiana, Kittrell, and Smyrna, TN for back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines and other health problems caused by the accident. Most importantly, our all-natural treatments will help your body safely recover without the need for medication or invasive surgery.
The first step in treating an auto accident injury is to identify the underlying cause for your pain. For example, patients who complain of recurring headaches or migraines may have sustained a whiplash injury. Whiplash occurs when the cervical spine is abruptly knocked forwards and backwards beyond its normal range of motion. A misaligned cervical spine can place pressure on nearby nerves and muscles, triggering pain. For example, a cervical misalignment may affect the RCPM muscle, causing it to spasm, which in turn leads to recurring headaches and migraines.
Rather than immobilizing the cervical spine or using medication to manage pain, Dr. Stewart will create a custom treatment program that corrects the underlying spinal misalignment that may have resulted from an auto accident injury. Chiropractic adjustments are the first step towards recovery. Adjustments help restore alignment to the cervical spine, relieving pressure on nearby nerves and muscles.
In addition to chiropractic care, Dr. Stewart may recommend physical therapy and corrective exercises. These treatments are especially helpful for bringing movement back to the body following an auto accident injury. For example, auto injury patients frequently struggle to turn their head from side to side, look up or down, or complete other basic movements due to soreness and stiffness. Natural movement is also important for the injury rehabilitation process. When body parts are immobilized, a lack of fresh blood leads to toxin build up and scar tissue formation. Mobilizing the body supports a full range of movement and delivers fresh, oxygen-rich blood that flushes out toxins and supports the recovery process.
It is important to understand that an auto accident injury can occur even without symptoms immediately noticeable. These injuries are very common following fender benders and other seemingly “minor” accidents. Consequently, it can be weeks or even months before an auto accident injury victim receives proper treatment. During this treatment delay, scar tissue can form and a spinal misalignment may worsen. Car accident injuries will not “get better” on their own; in fact, they will only get worse. While prompt treatment is always best, it is never too late to correct a spinal misalignment and get healthy.
If you suffer from low back pain, neck pain, or recurring headaches and migraines, do not let this pain compromise your quality of life. Contact Dr. Stewart today at (615) 217-0097 to learn more about your treatment options!
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