Our Oconomowoc Chiropractor Treats Auto Accident Injuries
Thousands of people sustain injuries on the road every day in this country. At Complete Chiropractic & Rehab Center, our Oconomowoc chiropractor works with hundreds of our own community members struggling with pain and dysfunction following even minor fender benders. We've seen injuries occur after road incidents involving speeds of no more than 10 miles per hour!
Frequently Seen Injuries Following an Auto Accident
If you've ever been in an auto accident, you can appreciate how the sudden jolting, jerking, and deceleration of your car can impose significant force on your body. Such forces can easily strain the connective tissues in your body, and commonly lead to injuries such as:
- Muscle strain (especially in the neck, back, and shoulder)
- Sciatica (sciatic nerve compression in the low back, often by a ruptured or bulging disc)
Interestingly, these injuries may not show up right away, because pain-masking hormones like adrenaline rise significantly during trauma and can take time to return back to normal levels. Fortunately, our Oconomowoc chiropractor can diagnose (and treat!) a hidden injury even during this apparent latent stage, thanks to his advanced clinical skills and state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, including neurological and radiographic digital scanning technology.
What to Expect of Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Injuries
The typical services offered by our chiropractor are fantastic for relieving acute and chronic complications of auto accident injury. If you come to our clinic with a nagging injury, you can expect to enjoy some or all of the following treatments:
- Cold laser therapy: non-thermal light is absorbed by cells which accelerates their rate of metabolism and regeneration
- Spinal decompression: gentle traction forces decompress nerves and create a vacuum-like environment to attract healing cells and fluids to injured discs
- Massage therapy: stimulate localized circulation, relieve adhesions, and relax painful muscle guarding
You'll notice that these services are completely drug-free and non-invasive. We can guide your body back to health and help you get back in the driver's seat of your own well-being without the need to expose you to harmful side effects or prolonged downtime. And because these services are so gentle and effective, they're safe for passengers and drivers of all ages.
Our chiropractor also works closely and collaboratively with area leaders in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, and pain management, thereby facilitating continuous and thorough care for the more extensive auto accident injuries and their sequelae.