Are you suffering from neck or back pain as a result of an automobile accident? Are you unable to do the things you used to do before your accident and feel like you are missing out on life?
We understand and can help.
Car Accident Statistics & Injuries
Automobile accidents are a common cause of neck and back pain. In 2019, there were 129,750 automobile accidents in Arizona with a total of 53,809 injuries reported (1) . This does not include delayed onset of symptoms from the accident that came on weeks to months later.
If you are involved in an automobile accident it is common to develop symptoms immediately or up to several days later. These symptoms can easily be directly attributed to the collision. However, even if you do not experience any symptoms there is likely damage that has been done to the soft tissues that support your spine. Research has shown that collisions from 2.5 to 8.7 MPH, which typically produce little to no vehicle damage, but still are likely to cause injury to the vehicle occupants. (2) “ Research with a human volunteer found that with a pre-impact automobile speed of 8.2 mph, forces applied to the head were 2.5 times greater than the forces applied to the vehicle. ”(3)
Immediate Chiropractic Care After A Car Accident Is Crucial For Healing Car Accident Injuries
Many people seek relief from car accident injuries through medications. Painkillers and muscle relaxers are commonly prescribed and may offer temporary relief from the symptoms but do nothing to address the cause of the pain. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are often thought of as being harmless because they do not require a prescription. However, they are linked to several health conditions, such as stomach ulcers, kidney and liver damage, as well as heart disease. Opioids are highly addictive and cause thousands of deaths every year due to overdose. When medications fail to provide relief, some turn to surgery. However, spinal surgeries are very invasive and have a high failure rate. The surgery may very well not provide relief and complications are common.
If you are in an automobile accident it is vital to have your spine checked by a chiropractor for injuries. If any injuries are detected, it is crucial to begin treatment for them as soon as possible to minimize the potential for them to chronic and permanently affect the quality of your life.
How Can Trinity Chiropractic Help You After A Car Accident near Glendale AZ and the Surrounding Area?
Trinity Chiropractic offers a drug-free, non-surgical approach to helping you with your injuries. Dr. David Iszler takes a unique approach to helping you with your pain and the injuries causing it. When you first meet with Dr. Iszler, he will sit down with you and gather information about the accident and any symptoms you are experiencing as a result. He will perform an orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examination and take x-rays, if necessary, to discover the cause of your pain. He will then review his findings with you in detail, so you understand where your pain is coming from. At that point, he will go over his recommended action plan to correct what is causing your pain so you can get back to enjoying life again. If he finds that your case is not a chiropractic case or if you need additional medical attention, we have a network of referral partners and will help direct you to the right place so you can get the relief you need.
Dr. Iszler uses the newest technique in chiropractic. He is Advanced Proficiency Certified in Torque Release Technique (TRT). Using this gentle neurologically based technique, he adjusts your spine to correct the misalignments without the twisting and popping that most people associate with chiropractic adjustments. This is very important, considering you are already likely to be quite sore from the accident. Depending on your needs, other options may be incorporated into your care to help provide pain relief as well as assisting in the correction of the underlying cause of your pain. Electrical stimulation is effective at decreasing pain and muscle tension in the area. Our state-of-the-art Class IV deep tissue therapeutic laser helps decrease pain and inflammation as well as accelerates your body’s natural healing process. We aim to correct the underlying condition that is causing your pain rather than just addressing the pain itself, so we incorporate spinal and postural rehabilitation into your care. If the normal curve in your neck is decreased and contributing to your neck pain, part of your spinal rehabilitation will focus on restoring the curve. If there is injury to your low back, spinal decompression is an option that may be used to address this injury. By addressing the structures that support your spine, your healing process is typically faster and the changes are more permanent.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an automobile accident, don’t wait and hope your injuries get better on their own. Call Trinity Chiropractic TODAY so you can get the help you need to address the injuries causing your pain and get back to doing the things you love.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Yes. Chiropractic offers a drug-free, non-surgical solution for most car accident injuries.
Q: My car accident was very minor. There is little to no visible damage to my vehicle. Do I still need to see a chiropractor?
A: Yes. Research has shown that collisions from 2.5 to 8.7 MPH, which typically produce little to no vehicle damage, but still are likely to cause injury to the vehicle occupants.(2)
A: No. You can call us directly to schedule your appointment. No referral is needed.
A: Depending on what the doctor finds during your examination, he will take x-rays if necessary. We have on-site digital X-rays, so you don’t have to go anywhere else to have them taken.
A: No. Dr. Iszler uses the newest technique in chiropractic, called Torque Release Technique. This technique utilizes a small handheld adjusting instrument, called the Integrator, to gently adjust the one bone that needs it without twisting and popping.
A: We use the newest technique in chiropractic, called Torque Release Technique (TRT) to gently adjust your spine without twisting and popping. We also combine this with spinal and postural rehabilitation to speed your healing along and make your changes more permanent.
(3) Rear-end impacts: vehicle and occupant response Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1998, 21(9): 629-39
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