Automobile accidents can have serious, debilitating effects on one’s physical and psychological health. Even minor auto accidents can result in whiplash, intense muscle stiffness and pain, back and neck injuries, and damage to the soft and hard tissues. Chiropractic treatment is frequently recommended after an automobile accident because it can help restore the alignment of the spine, minimize pain, and accelerate the healing of whiplash and other accident-related injuries. If you or someone you know has recently been in an accident, Dr. Mark Gustafson of Allied Chiropractic Center is an auto injury chiropractor who has been serving the community of Eagan, MN, for over 30 years.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury to the neck that commonly occurs during automobile collisions. Whiplash occurs when the sudden force of the accident causes the body to lurch forward and then back again, causing injury to the cervical spine (neck) and upper spine, as well as the muscles, tendons, nerves, and discs in the surrounding area.
Individuals with whiplash may experience stiffness and pain in the neck, shoulder pain, lower back pain, pain or numbness in the arm or hand, dizziness, blurred vision, or ringing in the ears. Severe cases of whiplash can cause neurological disorders such as memory or concentration problems. Whiplash can be formally diagnosed with an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan.
What Does an Auto Injury Chiropractor Do?
Johns Hopkins Medicine recommends chiropractic adjustments as a form of treatment for whiplash. Adjustments performed by a specialized auto injury chiropractor focus on realigning the vertebrae into their natural, healthy state. Chiropractic adjustments help relieve pressure on the surrounding nerves, reduce inflammation and swelling, restore flexibility and range of motion, and can help patients find holistic pain relief without taking potentially dangerous prescription pain medication.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, Allied Chiropractic Center in Eagan, MN, offers a variety of chiropractic massage therapy treatments. We also provide cold laser therapy and Electrical Stimulation Therapies. Electrical Stimulation Therapies use small amounts of electrical impulses to stimulate the deep tissue, muscle fibers, and nerves and have been shown to be effective in helping treat pain, reducing soreness, improving circulation and blood flow, enhancing rehabilitation of injured muscles, and reducing joint pain and swelling.
If you are involved in an automobile accident in Eagan, MN, contact Allied Chiropractic Center for holistic, safe, and natural treatments for your injuries. Please call our office for a complimentary one-on-one consultation and examination with Dr. Gustafson today. (651) 905-8272.