Statistics for Auto Accidents over the last 10 years show that on average about 15,000 car accidents occur across the U.S. on a daily basis, with about half of those resulting in injuries to drivers and passengers. The most common symptoms reported after accidents are neck pain, headaches and lower back pain. These symptoms result from injuries to the joints, muscles and ligaments in the spine due to the forces generated during the accident. These common symptoms have been bundled into a term commonly known as “Whiplash”.
Treatment for whiplash after an auto accident should not focus on just relieving the pain, but should focus on pain relief and making sure that the injured joints in the spine and the surrounding soft tissues are working the best that they can. This will ensure that chronic pain and early joint degeneration don’t ensue.
At Pivonka Chiropractic our doctors have 20 years of experience in dealing with the injuries brought on by car/auto accidents. Chiropractic care after auto accidents has been shown to be superior to any other form of care. This is due to the simple fact that Chiropractic adjustments help to restore better function to injured spinal joints and this leads to less pain and faster recovery times. At Pivonka Chiropractic in Gilbert we take Chiropractic one step further by making sure that our auto accident patients also receive the best in spinal restoration, which puts the spine back into its normal position. Research has shown that restoring normal spinal structure after a car accident is critical to reduce the possibility of chronic pain and spinal arthritis.
At Pivonka Chiropractic in Gilbert your auto accident treatment will first focus on decreasing your pain by using gentle adjustments to get the injured joints moving better. We will also use passive physical therapy modalities like electrical stimulation and ultrasound to help reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Our onsite Massage Therapist will also ensure that your injured muscles are cared for.
Gradually as you begin to feel better your care will become more active and exercises and corrective traction will be added to the treatment regimen. At the end of your treatment you should be back to normal and functioning as well as you did prior to your accident.
If you have been involved in an auto accident and you are having pain please don’t hesitate to call Pivonka Chiropractic in Gilbert. We will do our best to ensure that the paperwork is handled for you, that you feel better and that your bill gets paid without a hassle. Call us today at (480) 892-0022