Many of our patients come to our office for the first time seeking car accident injury treatment. If you find yourself in this category, you may be wondering exactly what types of injuries we treat and how it all works. The following are a few of the most commonly asked questions we encounter concerning auto accident injuries.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a condition caused by the rapid snapping of your head back and forth as the result of the collision. This can lead to back pain, neck pain and headaches. It also frequently causes pain, tingling or numbness that radiates out from the site of the injury and continues down your arm. This is one of the most common auto accident injuries our Sacramento chiropractor treats.
When Do I Need to See a Chiropractor for Car Accident Injury Treatment?
If you’ve been involved in any type of auto accident, it’s important to visit our chiropractor in Sacramento as soon as possible, even if you’ve already received treatment in the emergency room or from your family doctor. That’s because the type of car accident injury treatment we provide is tailored specifically to address the underlying problems causing your pain and other symptoms, and the sooner you begin receiving treatment, the quicker and smoother your recovery is likely to be.
What Are the Benefits of Chiropractic Car Accident Injury Treatment?
Chiropractic car accident injury treatment, whether for knee pain, back pain, a seatbelt injury, or another issue, is non-invasive and does not rely on prescription medications to reduce pain. Instead, we utilize a collection of techniques, including gentle spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapy, and massage therapy to restore proper musculoskeletal alignment and give your body what it needs to heal naturally.
What Can I Expect at My First Appointment?
At your first appointment with our chiropractor in Sacramento, we’ll complete a thorough physical exam, paying particular attention to the injured area. We’ll then develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, and we’ll perform the in-office treatments we deem appropriate. We may also teach you some exercises to do on your own to help speed your recovery, and we’ll go over with you when and how often to return for follow-up care.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call Gibson Chiropractic today at (916) 925-2225.