Auto Accident & Whiplash Treatment

Automobile Accident & Whiplash Treatment in Franklin and Murfreesboro

Every year, over 2 million people are injured in automobile accidents. Research shows that car accidents, even at low speeds, can cause damage that creates many problems for the person for many years down the road if not treated properly. According to the CDC, crash injuries in 2012 totaled $18 billion dollars in lifetime medical costs as well as an estimated $33 billion in Lifetime work lost. Injuries such as herniated discs, neck and lower back sprains are just a few of the serious injuries that can occur. Unfortunately, many people involved in an accident think they are fine and do not seek help. This mistake many times leads to a lifetime of troubles. There is ample research illustrating that even at low speeds, severe back, neck and shoulder injuries can occur.

Every year, over 2 million people are injured in automobile accidents. Research shows that car accidents, even at low speeds, can cause damage that creates many problems for the person for many years down the road if not treated properly. According to the CDC, crash injuries in 2012 totaled $18 billion dollars in lifetime medical costs as well as an estimated $33 billion in Lifetime work lost. Injuries such as herniated discs, neck and lower back sprains are just a few of the serious injuries that can occur. Unfortunately, many people involved in an accident think they are fine and do not seek help. This mistake many times leads to a lifetime of troubles. There is ample research illustrating that even at low speeds, severe back, neck and shoulder injuries can occur.

Injuries Caused by Motor Vehicle Accidents

One of the most common injuries caused in a Motor Vehicle Accident is a herniated disc. When an accident occurs, small fluid filled balloon like cushions between the vertebrae, which are called “discs”, can shift out of place. When this happens, and depending on the severity, is known as a herniated, bulging or slipped disc. When the disc “slips” out of place, this puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the spinal column and the nerves exiting the spinal column causing a myriad of symptoms such as extreme pain in the neck, back, arms legs, and shoulders.

Back and neck strains and sprains can also occur as a result of an accident. A strain is an injury to the muscles or tendons in the back, caused by the body being twisted irregularly during the accident. A sprain, on the other hand, is an injury to the ligaments that support the back. Symptoms can include pain, bruising and swelling.

If you have recently been involved in an automobile accident, or have sustained a sport related injury, you may have neck pain that can develop into whiplash. The best solution for all-natural pain relief, and whiplash treatment is to come visit us at Healthworks Chiropractic. Dr. Jay Schroder, and his team of chiropractors can help you resolve your neck pain, and whiplash with the use of comprehensive chiropractic care. Discover the benefits of going to see your chiropractor for neck pain and whiplash.

Chiropractic Adjustment for Whiplash at Your Chiropractor

Whiplash, which is caused by the head suddenly moving backward and then forward, can severely decrease mobility, function, and most importantly. The most frequent cause of whiplash is an automobile accident. However, you could potentially develop whiplash from playing sports, a work-related injury, or a slip and fall accident. Additionally, if you have weakness in the musculature of the neck and back, it can cause you to be more likely to suffer from whiplash. The treatment for whiplash with a Healthworks chiropractor begins with a thorough evaluation, which ensures the proper protocol for treatment can be obtained. The doctor with a chiropractic adjustment.

By realigning the vertebra in your spine from your lower back up to your head, our doctors can address any slipped discs or herniated discs associated with neck pain. Often times when you have a herniated disc or out of place disc, this puts added pressure on nearby nerves. This causes inflammation and swelling in that area, which leads to neck pain. By addressing the source of your neck pain through a chiropractic adjustment, your chiropractic doctor can best help you heal from whiplash.

Neck Pain and Mobility Issues

Whiplash leads to severe neck pain and mobility issues since you are unable to move your head in a normal range of motion. The reason that we develop whiplash is that the muscles in the neck, head, and shoulders become tight, tense, or can become weakened from multiple reasons. When these muscles seize up you are unable to move correctly, which leads to additional muscle tension in your shoulders and upper back.

Our doctors can treat your neck pain, and potential mobility issues using state of the art technology in our office, in conjunction with chiropractic care. K-Laser therapy, along with soft tissue mobilization work, such as massage therapy, is extremely effective in treating these issues as well. For more information on K-Laser therapy please click here.

All-Natural Relief for Whiplash

One of the greatest benefits of going to a chiropractor for neck pain that turns into whiplash, is that you receive all-natural care for your pain. You won’t need to rely on painkillers, or have to receive painful injections that can temporarily mask the pain, and neck or back surgery will be unnecessary. For individuals who want comprehensive care without the use of drugs or surgery chiropractic care is the optimal solution when seeking treatment for whiplash for injuries where neck pain is present.

Treating Whiplash with a Chiropractic Provider

As your leading chiropractic provider in the middle Tennessee area, Healthworks Chiropractic can help you recover from neck pain, and whiplash related injuries. If you have been recently involved in an automobile accident, or you have suffered a personal injury let us help you recover your full mobility, and function with chiropractic care at Healthworks. Contact one of our two middle Tennessee offices at (615) 791-9917 in Franklin, Tennessee or (615) 867-1144 for our Murfreesboro, Tennessee office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your injuries and if chiropractic is the correct course of care for you.