In this post, we will be discussing some of the main types of auto accident injury treatment in Orlando that we perform, namely, chiropractic treatment, neck pain treatment, and electrical stimulation. Unfortunately, many people delay getting treatment for days or weeks following the accident, thinking any issues will go away on their own. During this time, inflammation only increases and the problems simply get worse. Those who have sustained bone fractures, of course, tend to immediately seek treatment, however, it is important to do so no matter the level of injury for maximum benefit in both the short and long term. Problems resulting from auto accidents can be latent, and can take time to fully manifest. Seeking treatment sooner rather than later will expedite recovery.
Orlando Chiropractic Treatment
Chiropractic care focuses on musculoskeletal system and nervous system problems, which are a common result of auto accidents. Even “minor” accidents can result in substantial damage to certain areas in the neck, back, and chest. Chiropractic care makes use of spinal manipulations and adjustments, the spine being the central nexus of almost all physical movement.
Chiropractic adjustment can:
- Reduce inflammation
- Repair bulging or slipped discs
- Cure back pain, neck pain, and headaches
- Treat musculoskeletal disorders and injuries
- Treat problems with various muscles, ligaments, and joints
- Improve the nervous system
- Enhance energy and mobility
- Improve sleep
- Hasten recover from auto accidents
Chiropractic care is typically performed by a physician using his or her hands, although a chiropractic instrument of some kind can be used as well. The chiropractor manipulates certain joints in the body, usually those in the spinal cord, with the goal of aligning parts of the body that have been displaced, reducing inflammation, and enhancing mobility. This is a procedure that is highly controlled, and very rarely causes any unnecessary pain. Patients almost always report immediate improvement following an adjustment.
Our Orlando auto accident injury chiropractors can perform a wide variety of adjustments, and are able to adapt their procedures to the particular needs of their patients.
Chiropractic care has a perpetually growing body of supporting research. Chiropractic care has proven to be a safe and effective way of improving damage to the spine, joints, and muscles as a result of auto accidents, as well as many other causes.
Not only is chiropractic care safe, it is a healthy, drug-free way of addressing the underlying causes of pain, providing short and long term improvement.
Orlando Neck Pain Treatment
Even minor auto accidents can result in substantial neck pain and damage, whether or not a seatbelt was being worn at the time. Whiplash resulting from a sudden jolting of the neck can have a profound impact on one’s mobility, cognition, and sleep patterns. Auto injuries typically result in whiplash, and the muscles in the neck will often tighten and contract. These events can also result in injury to:
- Intervertebral joints
- Nerve roots
Our Orlando auto accident injury treatment for neck pain usually involves a neck adjustment, also referred to as a “cervical manipulation”. This is accomplished through a hands-on adjustment of the neck with a focus on certain neck joints. This procedure can not only reduce inflammation and improve neck mobility, but also improve muscle movement in the adjoining muscles.
Beyond cervical manipulation, your doctor may also perform massage, and help you develop an exercise routine to help streamline your recovery.
Integrative Physical Medicine focuses on non-drug related forms of medical treatment with the belief that it isn’t enough to manage pain itself – the underlying causes must be worked on and treated. That’s why our Orlando auto accident injury treatment is centered around a holistic, hands-on approach. We also, when appropriate, provide treatment with the help of safe instruments and technologies.
Besides chiropractic adjustments, exercises, and massage therapy, we provide electrical stimulation therapy. This is a form of physical therapy that uses electric stimulation to treat:
- Back pain
- Post-surgical pain
- Muscle weakness
- Limited mobility
- Muscle spasms
Electrical stimulation involves the application of various electrodes to the skin in order to target certain areas that need treatment. The electrodes are connected through a wire to the electrical stimulation machine. Generally speaking, patients will experience little more than a tingling sensation that can range from mild to strong, although it rarely becomes painful to any degree.
Why Choose Integrative Physical Medicine?
Over the years, we’ve seen and treated a wide range of auto accident injuries ranging from mild to severe. Our dedication to a holistic, drug-free approach to auto accident injury treatment in Orlando has improved the lives of many, streamlined their recovery, and helped them get back to the things in life that truly matter – work, leisure, and family. Our doctors are trained and experienced, and know how to work with patients on an individual level to address their specific problems. After all, not all auto accidents are the same, and neither should be the treatment.
If you’ve been involved in an auto accident in Orlando, contact us immediately! Problems resulting from auto accidents can increase with time. The sooner you seek treatment, the more effective the treatment will ultimately be.