Auto Injury

Man holding neck after car accident Our Chiropractic office near Phoenix is available for accident injury treatments.

Auto accidents are known to cause a variety of injuries that may not be readily apparent directly after the collision. These injuries can include sprains and strains, herniated discs and whiplash. The good news is that Dr. Picarello provides auto accident injury treatments for individuals who have recently or not so recently been in a collision.

Whiplash Trauma

Neck pain is the most common complaint following an auto accident injury, affecting up to 90% of patients. During a crash, inertia causes your body to move back with the seat while your head lags behind. This difference in movement triggers shear forces that can stretch and injure muscles, ligaments and discs in the cervical spine. This typically causes misalignments in the neck, the surrounding muscles becoming inflamed and swollen, which results in limited and painful mobility.

Studies show that chiropractic care can prevent the buildup chronic scar tissue, decrease pain and restore the range of motion in patients with whiplash and neck pain after an auto accident injury.

Dr. Picarello’s treatment includes gentle hands-on adjustments to help with misalignments and restore mobility. In conjunction with chiropractic care, physical therapy modalities such as ultrasound, interferential therapy, ice, heat and soft tissue myofascial therapy help with the healing process.

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Common Injuries Experienced in a Car Accident

When you are in a car accident, your body ricochets between the seatbelt and seat, which can cause whiplash. If you have your hands on the steering wheel or stick-shift, your wrist may experience sprains and strains, and your knees may impact the dash, causing bruising and injuries to the knees. You may also experience shoulder injuries from being held back by the seatbelt and herniated discs in your lower back and neck.

Signs You Have a Car Accident Injury that Needs Chiropractic Treatment

Depending on your auto accident injury, you may experience a wide range of symptoms. If you have whiplash, you may experience an increase in headaches, a stiff or sore neck and sensitivity to light and sound. In severe instances, you may also experience pain and soreness in your upper back and tingling down one or both arms.

If you have a joint injury in your knees, wrists or shoulders, you may experience pain, inflammation, and loss of range of motion. If you experience a herniated disc during your accident, you may have pain in the area of the disc herniation as well as pain that radiates into the legs.

Auto Accident Injury Treatments from Dr. Picarello 

Our auto accident injury chiropractor provides treatments for whiplash, shoulder, wrist and knee injuries and herniated discs that are the result of a car accident.


Chiropractic Adjustments and Care

Chiropractic adjustments and our chiropractic care modalities are used to treat joint misalignments in the back, neck and extremity joints. These treatments help decrease healing times, reduce inflammation and improve the range of motion of the joints.

Targeted Massage Therapy

Targeted massage therapy is used to help relax muscles and tendons in order to help reduce pain and inflammation while improving localized circulation. Massage therapy can be utilized before or after chiropractic adjustments.

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression therapy is used for treating herniated discs in the back and neck and unpinching compressed nerves. The treatment involves applying a targeted force to the specific area of the back or neck with the disc herniation in order to increase the spaces between the vertebrae. This gives the disc room to retract and heal.

For more information about accident injury treatment contact Mountain Park Chiropractic at (480) 706-0056.


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