Auto Accidents and Car Crash Recovery in Greenwood Village
Car accidents are a leading cause of painful musculoskeletal injuries such as whiplash, severely strained muscles, and chronic migraines and headaches. Occupants of vehicles involved in even a minor car crash experience strong jolts and jerks that can produce soft tissue inflammation and force spinal vertebrae out of their normal positions. When this happens, vertebrae press against nerve endings, causing pain to radiate outward into any area of the body. Car accident injury treatment from an auto injury doctor and chiropractor like Dr. Pinto is essential to preventing whiplash, neck pain and back pain worsening and potentially developing into a serious condition.
Back Injuries and Auto Accidents
To help relieve debilitating back pain caused by pinched nerves, herniated/ruptured discs, strained lumbar muscles or sciatica without surgery or medications, your auto injury doctor provides spinal adjustments, therapeutic massage, and other evidence-based chiropractic techniques. By stretching and manipulating the spine firmly but gently, Dr. Pinto removes nerve compression, promotes blood flow to the spine and allows the nervous system to return to a healthy condition. In addition, adjustments provide vertebral discs with extra blood-based nutrients conducive to healing inflamed tissues.
Whiplash Treatment in Greenwood Village
Whiplash symptoms may not emerge for several days after you are involved in a car crash. Classic signs of whiplash after inflammation increases and begins affecting nerves include:
- Radiating neck pain, stiffness, and soreness
- Chronic headaches and migraines
- Pain between your shoulder blades
- Lower back pain
- Periodic numbness, tingling, and painful burning sensations in your arms and/or hands
- Problems with memory and concentration
- Fatigue/lack of energy
Car accident injury treatment for whiplash involves cervical manipulations (neck adjustments) made to the “cervical” vertebrae extending into the upper part of your back and neck. Manual neck adjustments provided by Dr. Pinto relieves pain by re-aligning vertebrae to remove pressure on nerves pinched or compressed by displaced vertebrae. Following a cervical manipulation, car crash victims report the ability to move their head more freely without the severe stiffness and pain they previously experienced. In addition, therapeutic massage accompanied by a cervical manipulation may also be indicated in more serious cases of neck pain not caused by diseases affecting neck components.
Soft Tissue and Joint Injuries Caused by Auto Accidents
Any time your body is forcefully jolted one way and then whipped another way, your musculoskeletal and nervous system suffer damage that may not be apparent for days or even weeks after the accident. It is vital that you visit an auto injury doctor as soon as possible after a car crash to prevent worsening of neck pain, whiplash, and possible spinal injury.
Adjustments to the spine directly benefit the synovial (shoulder, knee, and hip) joints. Patients of Dr. Pinto who undergo adjustments to treat car crash injuries can expect to experience pain relief, enhanced range of motion, flexibility, and expedited recovery time.
Why Pain Medications Fail to Treat Musculoskeletal Injuries Caused by Auto Accidents
When car crash victims visit their primary care physician for pain, they usually leave the office with a prescription for pain relievers. Although medication provides temporary relief from pain, drugs only mask symptoms. They do not address the underlying cause of whiplash pain, neck pain, migraines or muscle pain. Additionally, some prescription pain pills are addictive and may cause withdrawal symptoms after you stop taking them. Dr. Pinto promotes pain management during recovery from a car crash injury using principles of chiropractic medicine–supporting spine health, increasing blood flow to all parts of the body, removing pressure on nerve endings due to a misaligned spine and encouraging patients to follow good lifestyle choices.
Schedule an Appointment for Car Accident Injury Treatment in Greenwood Village Today
Dr. Pinto believes in holistically addressing each patient’s physical and psychological needs by focusing on overall well-being rather than one specific ailment. As an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Pinto creates an optimal environment in which all physiological systems thrive. In addition, chiropractors also investigate the possibility that nutritional deficiencies and/or hormonal imbalances may be causing dysfunctional immune responses in people who suffer chronic certain medical conditions.
Call Pinto Chiropractic at 1 (720)-485-6894 for a same-day appointment or scheduling an appointment at your convenience.
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