Recover from Auto Injuries with NewEdge Family Chiropractic

If you’ve been in a car accident, you know the pain and disruption it can cause in your life. Even minor fender benders can lead to whiplash, back pain, headaches and other symptoms that make it hard to work, take care of your family, and enjoy your favorite activities.

The caring team at NewEdge Family Chiropractic in Kennewick, WA specializes in auto injury treatment to help you heal, regain mobility, and get your life back on track after a crash.

Key Takeaways

  • Auto accidents can cause painful injuries like whiplash, even at low speeds
  • Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment for many common auto injuries
  • The chiropractors at NewEdge Family Chiropractic create personalized treatment plans to relieve pain and restore function after an accident
  • Seeking prompt treatment after a car crash can prevent injuries from worsening over time

Understanding Auto Accident Injuries

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When your car comes to a sudden stop in a collision, inertia keeps your body moving forward until it’s stopped by the seatbelt or steering wheel. This rapid deceleration followed by an abrupt stop places tremendous strain on the muscles, ligaments and vertebrae in your neck and back. Some of the most common auto accident injuries include:

Whiplash

Whiplash occurs when your head is thrown forward and then snaps back, stretching the neck muscles and ligaments beyond their normal range of motion. Symptoms of whiplash include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, shoulder pain, and numbness in the arms. Whiplash can happen even in low-speed collisions.

Back Injuries

The force of an auto accident can cause the spine to become misaligned or discs to become herniated or bulge, putting pressure on spinal nerves. This can lead to severe pain in the back and radiating pain or numbness in the arms or legs.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Muscles, ligaments and tendons can become stretched or torn in an auto accident. These soft tissue injuries can be extremely painful and limit your range of motion.

It’s important to get evaluated by a medical professional after any car accident, even if you feel okay at first. Some injuries have delayed symptoms that may not appear for hours or days. Ignoring them can allow them to worsen over time.

How Chiropractic Care Helps Heal Auto Accident Injuries

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After an auto accident, many people rely on pain medication to manage their symptoms. However, pain meds only cover up the symptoms without treating the underlying injury. Chiropractic care is a natural, drug-free treatment that can address the root cause of your pain. Here’s how:

Spinal Adjustments

Gentle, targeted adjustments by a skilled chiropractor can correct misalignments in the spine caused by the impact of an auto accident. Proper spinal alignment takes pressure off nerves and allows the body to heal.

Soft Tissue Therapy

Therapeutic techniques like massage and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) break up scar tissue and promote circulation to injured muscles and ligaments. This relieves pain and stiffness and helps soft tissues heal.

Stretches and Exercises

Your chiropractor will teach you stretches and exercises to do at home that will improve your strength and flexibility and help you regain normal range of motion after an injury. Staying active (within the limits of your injury) promotes healing.

Chiropractic care takes a whole-person approach to healing after an auto accident. In addition to relieving pain and restoring function, your chiropractor may offer advice on nutrition, stress relief and other lifestyle factors to enhance your overall recovery.

The NewEdge Family Chiropractic Difference

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At NewEdge Family Chiropractic, we understand the challenges you face after an auto accident. We also know that every patient is unique. That’s why Dr. Chris Murphy and his team create personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific injuries, lifestyle and goals for recovery.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Massage therapy
  • Stretches and corrective exercises
  • Spinal decompression therapy to relieve pressure on discs
  • Physiotherapy modalities like electric muscle stimulation and ultrasound

We also offer cutting-edge treatments you won’t find at every chiropractic clinic, including:

  • Class IV K-Laser therapy to stimulate healing of deep tissues
  • Non-surgical spinal decompression with the DRX9000 for drug-free back pain relief

Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest diagnostic and treatment technology to provide the most advanced care. Every member of our team is committed to supporting you with compassion at every step of your healing journey.

Advantages of Chiropractic Care for Auto Injury Treatment

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There are many reasons why chiropractic care is a smart choice for auto injury treatment. Here are a few:

Advantage Description
Drug-Free Chiropractic care helps you heal and manage pain without the risks of pain medication.
Non-Invasive Adjustments and soft tissue techniques are gentle and don’t require incisions or stitches.
Treats Root Cause Chiropractic addresses the underlying injury rather than masking symptoms.
Customized Your treatment plan is tailored to your unique condition and recovery goals.

In addition to these benefits, studies show that auto accident victims who receive prompt chiropractic care have better outcomes than those who don’t. For example:

  • One study found that whiplash patients who received chiropractic adjustments reported a 93% improvement in pain compared to a 38% improvement in patients who used pain meds or cervical collars.
  • Another study found that auto injury patients who received chiropractic care missed an average of 8 days of work compared to 25 days for those who didn’t.

What to Expect from Auto Injury Treatment at NewEdge Family Chiropractic

When you come to NewEdge Family Chiropractic for auto injury treatment, you can expect:

  1. A thorough evaluation including a physical exam, health history, and diagnostic imaging if needed
  2. A clear explanation of your diagnosis and personalized plan for treatment
  3. A healing partnership between you and your care team
  4. Attentive, compassionate care at every visit

We’ll track your progress and adjust your treatment plan as needed to ensure you’re meeting your recovery milestones and getting back to the activities you love.

Take the First Step Toward Healing Today

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, don’t wait to get help. Prompt treatment offers the best chance for a full recovery and can prevent your injuries from worsening over time. The dedicated team at NewEdge Family Chiropractic is here to relieve your pain and support your healing journey using the latest evidence-based treatments.

We offer flexible scheduling and accept most insurance plans. Contact us today to schedule your initial evaluation and take the first step toward reclaiming your active, pain-free life.

Takeaways

  • Auto accidents can cause painful injuries like whiplash, back pain and soft tissue damage
  • Seeking prompt treatment is essential for a full recovery
  • Chiropractic care offers a drug-free, non-invasive way to relieve pain and restore function after an auto injury
  • The team at NewEdge Family Chiropractic develops personalized treatment plans using state-of-the-art therapies to help patients recover from auto accident injuries
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