Even after a minor fender bender, you could experience neck pain, muscle spasms, and back pain months after the incident. As a chiropractor at Aloha Health Center in San Jose, California, Ross Ali, DC, treats car accident injuries through chiropractic adjustments, myofascial release, and other noninvasive techniques, so you get long-term relief from pain and discomfort. If you or a family member were injured in a car accident, don’t wait to seek treatment. Contact Aloha Health Center by phone or schedule an appointment online today.
Car Accident Injuries Q & A
What are the most common car accident injuries?
Many people dismiss their neck pain, headaches, and lower back pain after a car accident since these common issues are not life-threatening. However, left untreated, even a minor car accident injury could lead to chronic pain, reduced mobility, and a less than optimal quality of life. Some of the most common car accident injuries that you should seek treatment for sooner rather than later, include:
- Herniated discs in your upper and lower spine
- Bone fractures
- Torn ligaments
- Whiplash and muscle spasms in your neck
- Sprains and strains
In some cases, you don’t experience pain right away, but rather it occurs a day or two after the car accident. Common complaints after a car accident injury include:
- Neck pain
- Upper back pain
- Lower back pain
- Muscle spasms
- Shoulder pain
- Reduced range of motion in your neck or lower back
Dr. Ali provides a prompt evaluation of your physical condition following an auto accident and customizes a treatment plan to help your body heal as naturally as possible.
How can a chiropractor help me recover from a car accident injury?
Soft tissue injuries, like whiplash, sprains, and strains, can develop scar tissue as they heal. If your spine is out of alignment after a car accident, this scar tissue sets in and can inhibit natural function and movement. It can even lead to spinal degeneration.
When you undergo regular chiropractic adjustments, including myofascial release techniques and rehabilitative exercises, Dr. Ali realigns your spine to help you heal from your injury and prevent loss of mobility. Chiropractic care provides pain relief, often much faster than if you don’t seek treatment or rely on pain medications to minimize your discomfort. Dr. Ali diagnoses the underlying cause of your pain and treats you in a way that helps your body heal naturally and reduces discomfort.
What is myofascial release?
Myofascial release is a hands-on technique in which Dr. Ali applies gentle, sustained pressure to soft, connective tissue. If you have stiffness and pain after experiencing trauma, myofascial release helps release the fascia, or connective tissue, to improve mobility, enhance strength, and release trigger points. Myofascial pain originates from trigger points, or stiff areas within your connective tissue.
These stiff areas are not always close to the area in which you experience pain, but they can restrict muscle and joint movements, therefore contributing to widespread muscle pain. Using myofascial release techniques, Dr. Ali can treat a variety of car accident injuries, including neck pain, whiplash, and upper and lower back pain.
Call the office or book an appointment online as soon as possible after a car accident. Prompt evaluation and treatment can prevent further complications down the road.