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Auto accident injuries are all too common in Philadelphia, and many people who experience car accident injuries may feel pain for days or even weeks after their accident. Without proper treatment, these injuries may get worse with time. Knowing how to identify the most common types of auto accident injuries and what chiropractic care can do for you can help you get the treatment you need after an accident occurs.
At Oxford Rehabilitation Center, we see a variety of injuries in patients who have recently been involved in car accidents. Of those, whiplash may be the most common. Whiplash is a condition caused by the sudden jerk forward and then backward of the head during an accident. This quick movement causes tiny tears to appear in the muscles and ligaments of the neck. Whiplash can cause patients to experience pain in the neck, shoulders and back. In addition, whiplash can cause stiffness in the muscles, limited mobility, tenderness and swelling.
In addition to whiplash, some of the most common car accident injuries include:
At Oxford Rehabilitation Center, we treat patients with natural, medication-free, non-invasive techniques, including:
Spinal adjustment. Spinal adjustment is a technique that chiropractors use to restore balance to the spine. By realigning the vertebrae, spinal adjustment helps improve communication between the brain and the rest of the body, which enables the body to heal itself. Spinal adjustment also helps reduce patient pain and improve patient mobility, which makes it easier to get back to normal life after an accident occurs.
Massage therapy. Massage therapy is a technique that helps improve circulation and speed the healing process. Massage therapy can also reduce muscle stiffness and improve range of motion after an auto accident.
Stretches and exercises. We teach our patients to do stretches and exercises that help improve mobility, reduce muscle stiffness and build coordination after an accident occurs.
Lifestyle advice. Some patients can exacerbate their injuries or prevent healing by engaging in their normal behaviors and habits. At Oxford Rehabilitation Center, we teach patients how to live healthy lives and avoid further injury as they proceed with their recovery.
Of course, every patient is different. At your first visit to the Oxford Rehabilitation Center, we’ll diagnose your condition and determine the best course of action based on our findings. With your individual treatment plan, we’ll treat your symptoms at their source and help you reduce or eliminate your pain.
At Oxford Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia PA, we help our patients make a full recovery from their condition. Whether you’re suffering from whiplash, have a concussion or have been feeling aches and pains since you experienced your car accident, we can help. To get started with treatment for your auto accident injury, contact us today at 215-725-2000.