Back Injuries Caused By Auto Accidents
Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness Is Your Trusted Car Accident Injury Chiropractor
Have you recently been involved in an auto accident that has left your back in pain and suffering? Are you experiencing chronic back pain that may be a result of an old car accident? Whether your back injury is acute or chronic, our chiropractic approach for back pain treatment follows a dynamic course of relief, corrective and preventive care. Dr. Cacic, our car accident injury chiropractor will develop an integrative approach to your back pain treatment that will get you back on track following an auto accident.
Chiropractic Helps You Heal From Back Pain Caused By Auto Accident
Some of you may be thinking, "but I'm not in pain from my car accident, why should I see a chiropractor?" Just following an auto accident is the most ideal window to see our chiropractor. The force of impact when vehicles collide dramatically affects soft tissues. While pain may not have set in, it still may days or weeks later. By then, the spine and associated soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons and muscles may have also shifted. The common injuries that may occur to both passengers and drivers are sprain, strain, fracture, disc injury, thoracic spine injury, lumbar radiculopathy and lumbar spine injury as a result of whiplash and impact.
At your visit, Dr. Cacic will perform any diagnostic imaging he sees necessary such as x-rays and MRIs to determine if fracturing or severe damage to soft tissues has occurred. He will also perform an orthopedic-neurological assessment to evaluate how well your nerves are communicating with the rest of your body. After this evaluation, he will determine which treatments are most ideal.
Although just following an auto accident is the most ideal time to see our chiropractor, no back pain should be ignored. We understand that auto accident injuries can linger for years. While this is the case, long term back pain still responds optimally to a well-planned course of treatment.
Dr. Cacic will suggest a combination of chiropractic and physical therapy depending on your personal situation. If you have just been involved in an accident chiropractic will ensure the spinal column and nervous system continue to communicate properly with one another. Physical therapy may be introduced to help create "muscle memory" by practicing range of motion exercises. If whiplash has caused decreased range of motion due to a sprain or strain, physical therapy and chiropractic are perfect complements to your regular chiropractic routine.