According to statistics, in 2016 there were 4.6 million medically consulted injuries from motor vehicle accidents at a cost of 416.2 billion dollars in wage and productivity losses and medical and other expenses. Automobile accidents often involve multiple injuries in the neck and back areas especially if your vehicle is hit from behind. It is essential to seek diagnosis and treatment if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident even if significant pain is not apparent initially. Many times, pain and stiffness will increase several days after the car accident. Proper early chiropractic treatment combined with other treatment modalities can reduce pain and stiffness and increase function and range of motion so normal activities and healing can resume as soon as possible.
Whiplash injuries are one of the most common in motor vehicle accidents. Whiplash injury occurs when the force of an impact from an auto accident from any angle forces the neck to extend backwards and then rebound forcefully forward. This force can cause damage to the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the neck and back and spinal misalignments causing pain, stiffness and limited range of motion. Car accidents can also cause severe headaches and shoulder pain and misalignments of the spine can then lead to severe nerve impingements and severe pain. Chiropractic adjustments and treatments help to put the spine back into a normal anatomical position where long term healing can take place.
Dr. Andre Knecht DC, your chiropractor in Sanford, will conduct a complete history of your current conditions that have resulted from your motor vehicle accident.
He will also include a history of the mechanism of the accident and a full physical, spinal and neurological exam to determine the extent of your injuries.
Dr. Knecht will then develop a treatment plan combining chiropractic adjustments to restore proper spinal alignment with other techniques such as Myofascial Disruption Technique, Intervertebral Differential Dynamics Therapy (IDD) and corrective exercises to help restore normal range of motion.
Dr. Andre Knecht, your Chiropractor in Sanford, provides comprehensive chiropractic care for the entire family with an emphasis on pain relief and pain prevention. Call us today at (919) 629-0400 for an appointment to evaluate and treat your auto accident injuries. Knecht Chiropractic Center is located at 2631 S Horner Blvd Sanford NC 27332.