One of the first things you should do after you have an auto accident is to call your insurance company and make an appointment with an auto injury chiropractor. Dr. Gianfranco Calafiore of the Chiropractic Healing Arts Center, serving El Cajon, CA, has the treatments and therapies that you need after you have an auto accident.
After an auto accident, some injuries may be evident immediately. Others, like whiplash, may not be visible to the eye but can cause a lot of pain and interfere with your everyday life. Your auto injury chiropractor will give you a thorough evaluation and recommend the therapies that will help with your recovery.
Chiropractic adjustments come in many forms. Some are vigorous using a thrusting motion that causes a popping sound as the vertebrae are manipulated, others are gentle and may be instrument assisted. No matter which technique of chiropractic spinal adjustment your chiropractor uses, the desired result is the same, to get your spine back into alignment. When the neck or spine has become misaligned, the impulses from the brain can not get through freely. This causes problems all over the body, not just in the back.
Massage can be a great complement to chiropractic adjustment. Sore, stiff muscles make it harder to do spinal adjustments. Like chiropractic adjustments, there is not just one type of massage therapy. Some massage therapy is relaxing and gentle, it may involve low lights and soft music. The idea is to be soothing and allow you to relax. Most of the massage is focused on the neck and shoulders. Deep tissue massage is much different. It is used to get the knots out of the muscles and the myofascial tissues. It can break down scar tissue and help the muscles to recover from an injury.
Flexion distraction is done on a segmented table where your chiropractor does gentle adjustments to help to stretch your back. Together, the table and the chiropractor provide a gentle, safe, and effective form of traction to help with pain in your back, neck, legs, and arms.
Therapeutic exercises/rehab exercises
Exercise is an important part of recovery after an auto accident. Your chiropractor will provide a personalized specific set of exercises and stretches to help continue your recovery between your chiropractic visits. You may end up doing these during your visit as well.
When you are in need of an auto injury chiropractor, visit Dr. Calafiore of the Chiropractic Healing Arts Center, in El Cajon, CA. Give our office a call at 619-460-4465 or contact us via our website.