After an auto injury, the most important calls you can make are to your insurance company and to your chiropractor. The experienced doctors at Kim Chiropractic in Elkins Park, PA offer treatments that can provide the relief you will be looking for.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered by those who have been in an auto accident. The quick, often violent, snapping back and forth of the neck can lead to pain and a wide variety of other symptoms. It can damage the soft tissue and also the vertebrae in the neck and back. What is needed is an auto injury chiropractor who can help get you back on your feet as soon as possible.
Ice pack cryotherapy
Ice pack cryotherapy is one of the first treatments that can help with your pain after an auto accident. The application of ice can help to bring down any swelling that results from the initial injury. It can also help with any acute pain. Just be sure not to leave the ice pack on for more than fifteen minutes at a time, and to let fifteen minute intervals elapse between applications.
After a post-accident exam, one of our doctors will determine if there is a misalignment that needs to be corrected. You may require x-rays or an MRI if there is any doubt about the extent of damage. Getting everything back in alignment will help the flow of messages along the nerves and reduce stress on spinal discs and the soft tissues surrounding the spine.
Acupuncture can be used by an auto injury chiropractor as a means of stimulating the body’s natural pain reduction and healing systems. Today it can involve thin needles, but can also be done with lasers or magnets.
Electrical stimulation therapy
Several different types of electrical stimulation therapy are available. Electrical muscle stimulation is used to reduce recovery time as well as swelling and pain. Interferential Current Therapy can be especially helpful with the stiffness that comes with these types of injuries. Microcurrent therapy can help with neck and back pain and speed up healing.
Cold laser therapy
Cold laser therapy is a low level laser. It is used as a therapy in injured soft tissues to treat inflammation. Besides dilating the blood vessels, it stimulates the release ATP, a molecule that transfers energy to cells.
Small sound waves are used to help with the healing process. Ultrasound reduces inflammation, increases blood flow, and helps with stiffness, muscle spasms, and pain.
After an auto accident, your chiropractor will use any or all of these therapies to help with the resulting pain and stiffness your body is feeling.
When you are in need of a chiropractor after an auto injury, contact Kim Chiropractic in Elkins Park, PA. We have a team of experienced chiropractors to help you get back on your feet. Call us at (215) 782-1235 or reach out through the website.