Today’s congested roadways and the number of vehicles on major highways increase the likelihood that you will be in a car accident at some time in your life. Even if you escape a major injury, you may still be left with residual pain, stiffness, and soft tissue injury. At the office of David R. Gorrie D.C., C.C.S.P in Palm Desert CA, we help individuals with auto accident injury regain their comfort and physical function.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
If you have been in a car accident, you may have suffered from a variety of bruises, scrapes, and other soft tissue injuries. Sprains of the back, shoulder, hip, leg, or arm are common. Head or jaw injuries can also occur. Whiplash, a neck injury that results from the rapid forward-and-backward movement during impact, can cause lingering stiffness, pain, and headaches.
Residual Discomfort From An Auto Accident Injury
Sometimes, an injury from an auto accident isn’t immediately apparent. You may feel fine after the accident occurs, but begin experiencing back pain, shoulder pain, or neck pain several days later. Sore muscles, joint pain, stiff neck, discomfort when walking or sitting for long periods can all be signs of musculoskeletal damage following an auto accident. Your chiropractor can offer a variety of techniques to relieve discomfort from auto accident injuries.
Chiropractic Techniques Help With Pain and Poor Function
Our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine the type, severity, and location of your auto accident injuries before creating a chiropractic care plan to address them. After a careful evaluation of your physical condition, you may be treated with several different techniques. Heat or cold may be applied to affected areas to provide relief from discomfort. Manual adjustments will restore your body’s natural alignment, relieve your pain, restore your range of motion, and improve your body’s natural ability to heal itself. Myofascial release relieves discomfort in soft tissues that may have been injured. Corrective exercises are often advised to strengthen supporting muscles. Cold laser therapy uses laser technology to relieve pain.
Make Dr. David R. Gorrie Your Chiropractor for Car Accident Care in Palm Desert
Dr. Gorrie has extensive training in chiropractic methods and uses his years of experience to help patients in Palm Desert, CA and nearby areas achieve relief from discomfort and better function after an auto accident injury. Rather than masking your pain with prescription medication or performing invasive surgery, our chiropractor will identify and treat the root cause of your pain and immobility. Call us today at (760) 200-9858 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.