Being in a car accident is a very difficult situation on a number of levels. Your pain is sometimes secondary to the aftermath of having your car at the mechanic as well as the stress of dealing with your insurance and potentially missing work.

While you are in a hurry to get your car fixed and back to normal activities, make sure to see your chiropractor before you make any major decisions. There could be underlying injuries that a minor stiff neck are not allowing you to uncover. A car accident is a major event and the trauma that come from them could be significant.

Chiropractors are specialists in soft and hard tissue problems including the results that could come from the trauma from a car accident. Make sure you see your chiropractor to get a full examination.

After an auto accident, auto injury treatments can help to relieve some of the pain and stiffness that may result. Dr. Daniel Crane of Crane Chiropractic in Breinigsville, PA offers the treatments and therapies that can get you back to normal life as quickly as possible.

Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments play a major role in chiropractic care. Dr. Crane uses the Gonstead method, which places more emphasis on spinal assessment than other methods. A complete evaluation is conducted before any adjustment is made and when the high-velocity low amplitude adjustment is performed it is very specific to the area that is misaligned.

Adjustment W/Impulse Instrument

When a gentler form of adjustment is called for or the patient is not comfortable with the cracking noise that results from many other types of adjustments, instrument adjustment is an option. The impulse is much quicker than manual adjustment and the muscles don’t have time to tense up, allowing for a gentler approach. This is a great auto injury treatment for necks and other more delicate areas.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy works very well with other chiropractic treatments, especially adjustments. When the joints suffer from misalignment, they can put stress on the muscles. Whiplash can cause serious muscle pain in the neck and shoulders. Massage therapy is not one treatment, there are several different types of massage, and they can provide different results. Relaxation massage helps the muscles to loosen and it can help get the body ready for other treatments. A massage like a Swedish massage works deep in the muscles and can help to release the knots that can form in the fascia.

Electric Muscle Stimulation

This therapy uses low levels of electric current to help the muscles by reducing spasms and stimulating the endorphins that the body produces. It can relax the muscles and release trigger points. Getting the muscles to relax helps relieve the pain the injured muscles produce.

Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound therapy uses sound waves to vibrate and massage the joints and the soft tissues. This produces heat deep below the skin and stimulates healing at the cellular level. It speeds up healing and reduces the amount of scar tissue that forms.

Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic exercise is stretching and strengthening exercises that are specifically targeted at the area that has suffered an injury. This allows you to continue the treatment that was begun in the chiropractor’s office when you are at home.

Contact Dr. Crane of Crane Chiropractic in Breinigsville, PA for auto injury treatments. Our office accepts new patients. Give us a call at (610) 395-5828 to make an appointment or via our website.