Automobile accidents can lead to numerous injuries, including back problems.
Some patients complain of constant back pain which affects not only their physical well-being but also their psychological welfare due to the stress it causes.
If you are interested and would like to know more about Chiropractic care for back pain, read on to learn about the three techniques that our Snellville car accident injury Chiropractors can use to reduce joint swelling and relieve back pain.
One of the most frequently used techniques for treating auto accident back injuries is Spinal manipulation, also called high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust.
To perform this technique, a Chiropractor uses tools or his hands to exert a controlled and sudden force on affected joints while the body is situated in a certain position, wherein the pressure creates an audible popping sound. Spinal manipulation can restore or enhance joint function, which translates into a restored range of motion.
Furthermore, an HVLA thrust can relieve both back pain and joint inflammation.
At the same time, while spinal manipulation may sound frightening, it is considered safe with little to no side effects apart from a mild tenderness on the manipulated area which may last for 24 to 48 hours.
Similar to spinal manipulation, joint or spinal mobilization can restore or improve joint function and relieve back pain.
Unlike an HVLA thrust that is forceful and sudden, mobilization relies on slow movements which are usually applied on the stable endpoint of a joint.
Several mobilization methods exist, including the activator method which uses a manual tool for low-force action and the Cox flexion-distraction, a gentle adjustment to the lower spine through slow consecutive rocking movements.
One of our Snellville Chiropractors will choose the most appropriate mobilization technique for each’s specific needs.
In addition to joint mobilization, our Snellville Chiropractors can combine approaches for treating car accident back pain. The goal of a combined approach is to augment adjustment or mobilization while also offering measures which may be more comfortable for patients.
Your Chiropractor may integrate different therapies including relaxation methods, heat and ice, and nutrition counseling. Also, they could add electrical stimulation for continued joint function recovery.
Car crash back pain can be stressful and severely debilitating.
Instead of trying to bear the pain as long as you can, try visiting the nearest experienced and licensed Chiropractor in your area who can offer these techniques for treating car crash back pain.