DO YOU HAVE WHIPLASH?
From fender- benders to major crashes, car accidents often leave victims in need of chiropractic care to deal with the pain and consequences of the accident. The time following a car accident can be frightening and confusing at you navigate insurance companies, vehicle damage and personal injury. Dr. Doug Lukinuk (Dr. Doug) or Dr. Peter Drysdale (Dr. Peter) and the caring staff at PTBO Chiro have many years of experience assisting the people of Peterborough deal with the aftermath of car accident injury and pain.
HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT?
Some injuries such as broken bones and cuts are obvious and are easy to identify after a car accident. Others are not. Being in a car accident, even when properly restrained by a seatbelt, subjects your body to a great deal of force. Excessive force can lead to subluxations (a partial dislocation or misalignment of the vertebrae in the back and/or spine) and tearing your muscles and bruising of the surrounding tissue.
Chiropractic treatment can correct the misalignment of the vertebrae and move the muscle and tissue back into place. This encourages proper blood flow to the affected areas and promotes healing. Many people with pain from car accident injuries turn to medications – over the counter and prescription – for relief. Rather than masking the pain, chiropractic care treats the source of the pain. This leads to real healing instead of covering up the symptom of the injury. If you have been in a car accident and are in pain – Call us today at our Peterborough Clinic and ask about our New Patient Special and Same Day Exam.
WHAT KIND OF CAR ACCIDENT INJURIES CAN A CHIROPRACTOR TREAT?
Chiropractors like Dr. Doug at PTBO CHIRO have experience dealing with a wide range of issues resulting from car accidents. Some of the more common are:
- Back, neck and shoulder pain
- Blurred vision
- Headaches and Migraines
- Reduced range of motion
WHAT IS WHIPLASH?
Whiplash is a frequent injury after a car accident and generally includes neck pain and stiffness. It occurs when a person’s head moves backwards then forward suddenly with great force. Symptoms usually develop within 24 hours of the accident, but If left untreated the pain may get worse over time – loss of range of motion in the neck, headaches and pain in the shoulders, upper back or arms are common outcomes.
WHAT KIND OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE WOULD I NEED AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT?
Utilizing the State-of-the-art diagnostic tools at our Peterborough Clinic such as Digital X-ray, Postural Analysis, Specialized Weight Distribution Testing and Measurement, Rhomberg Testing, Thermographic Scan and most importantly, a Hands-On exam by Dr. Doug, we will develop your personalized treatment plan. Treatment may include manual adjustments, hot/cold compresses, massage and lifestyle recommendations. It’s time to feel better and stop suffering needlessly. Contact Us today.