Auto accidents happen no matter how many precautions we take. Even a tiny fender bender can lead to a variety of issues including whiplash, spinal misalignment, or joint dislocations, many of which can be unnoticed at first. Dr. Damon Butler and the team at Central Chiropractic Center can help you with an auto injury in the Baton Rouge, LA, area.
Chiropractic Care for an Auto Injury
Chiropractors specialize in the study of the musculoskeletal system. Auto accidents that impact how our moving parts work are right in our area of expertise. Many of these problems can include:
Whiplash is caused by rapid acceleration and deceleration. A chiropractor is skilled at stretching and pressing the muscles as necessary to improve recovery time and increase mobility sooner.
Our vertebrae and discs stack neatly upon each other to support and protect the spinal cord. It is easy to cause a misalignment - even a basic slip and fall can cause a vertebrae to come out of place. This can lead to pinched nerves or discs, causing pain or numbness through the body.
A spinal adjustment can remedy this by manually mobilizing the vertebrae back into place.
Chiropractors have a special focus on joints, particularly how they are designed to work. Due to this, they are among the most familiar with the best possible treatments to improve any mobility at risk of being lost due to an auto injury.
The above are just a few of the most common issues that arise from an auto accident. Our practice offers additional services if those may be needed, such as:
X-rays may be necessary to determine whether a bone is fractured. This would have implications for at what point in a patient’s recovery different treatments would be appropriate.
This is the most common chiropractic technique. It is the manual adjustment of joints, usually the discs along the spinal column, using controlled thrusts.
This is a gentile manipulation technique that uses a spring-loaded instrument to deliver a small pulse to the spine. This is just enough to cause movement but not enough to cause injury.
This is a non-invasive technique used to help relieve neck and back pain related to disc injuries, often used as a safe alternative to surgery.
If you are suffering from issues due to an auto injury, it is time to contact Central Chiropractic Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Call 225-706-0454 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Butler and begin your path to wellness today.