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Chiropractic Care Helps Patients Heal Faster Following a Car Accident Injury

Back pain, neck pain and headaches are common after a car accident. Even a seemingly minor fender bender can cause significant damage to the musculoskeletal system. If you are suffering pain from a car accident injury, it is natural to feel frustrated with traditional treatment options. Pain medication can only provide temporary relief; once the drugs wear off, your pain will return. Additionally, medication is not effective for treating the soreness or stiffness your body may be experiencing following a spinal injury. If you are searching for an effective, drug-free alternative for treating your spinal injury following a car accident, then our chiropractor Dr. Michael Pettet can help.

Back Pain & Neck Pain Relief for Auto Injuries

Dr. Pettet has had significant success using chiropractic care to treat car accident injuries. This is because our approach to pain management and injury rehabilitation focuses on the underlying cause for your pain – the spinal misalignment – rather than relying on drugs to temporarily alleviate pain. For example, whiplash injuries are one of the most common car accident injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system. The force of a rear accident abruptly impact “whips” the cervical spine backwards and forwards, causing a spinal misalignment. This misalignment, in turn, may compress nearby nerves and strain muscles, causing chronic neck pain as well as mobility restrictions.

Chiropractic care treats neck pain by directly addressing the cervical spine misalignment. As long as the spine remains out of alignment, accident victims will continue to suffer from not only neck pain, but also headaches and migraines. Some individuals may also experience sleep disturbances, trouble concentrating at work, and general poor health. Our gentle and safe adjustments are highly effective for restoring proper alignment to the cervical spine.

In addition to treating spinal subluxations, chiropractic care also supports the body’s natural injury rehabilitation process. For example, after an injury, individuals may experience soreness or stiffness in different parts of their body, as well as mobility restrictions. Complementary treatments like massage therapy are a safe and effective way to bring mobility back to the body. Massage releases tension from deep within the muscles and connective tissue, which helps muscles be less stiff and more mobile.

Massage therapy also flushes out toxins that build up within the body, delivering fresh, oxygen-rich blood to the soft tissues, which is critical for injury rehabilitation. This combination of chiropractic adjustments and massage delivers optimal results for our patients.

Dr. Pettet is a member of the Clark County Chiropractic Society, Washington State Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association. Thanks to decades of experience treating auto injury patients, he understands the best way to manage patient pain while supporting the body’s natural injury rehabilitation process. Dr. Pettet uses this knowledge to create custom treatment programs for managing back pain and neck pain after a car accident injury.

To learn more about how chiropractic care can treat whiplash and spinal car accident injuries, contact Dr. Pettet today at 360-253-6674.

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