When you have been in an auto accident, the first things you need are auto injury treatments. You may not realize it immediately, but sore and stiff muscles and whiplash are often the resulting injuries. Dr. Troy Buckridge of Back & Neck Relief Clinic in Seymour, TN has more than 20 years of experience treating patients with musculoskeletal problems, and can provide you with non-invasive, sustainable relief.
Ice pack cryotherapy
Ice pack cryotherapy uses cold to numb pain and reduce inflammation and swelling. It can be useful in the immediate aftermath of an auto accident, but it is also helpful for pain control in follow-ups.
Massage therapy helps to relax the body. When the back, neck, and shoulders are relaxed, they are more receptive to adjustments. Dr. Buckridge will use chiropractic massage to complement the manipulation that may be necessary as one of the auto injury treatments.
Chiropractic adjustments come in many different forms. They can be gentle or vigorous. They may be done by hand or can be instrument assisted. But no matter the method, the end game is the same, to get the spine back into alignment. When vertebrae are not in alignment, they keep messages from getting through unobstructed from the brain to other areas of the body. In order for your body to work at an optimal level, messages have to get through.
Electrical stimulation is a therapy designed to help reduce muscle spasms and stiffness. It can reduce the pain that results from the trauma of an auto accident. Getting the muscles to relax helps chiropractic adjustments to be more efficient.
Therapeutic ultrasound uses sound waves to bring heat deep into the soft tissue. It reduces pain and inflammation at the cellular level. It works well with other therapies to accelerate recovery from an auto injury.
Therapeutic exercise is targeted at the area of your body that is injured. Stretches are often part of the plan for recovery. When you learn these exercises you will be able to continue your recovery at home between your office visits.
When disc herniation has resulted from an auto accident, spinal decompression therapy is one of the options available to Dr. Buckridge. This treatment stretches the back so that the vertebrae pull apart, and it allows the disc to return to where it belongs.
Contact Dr. Buckridge of Back & Neck Relief Clinic in Seymour, TN as soon after your accident as possible. Getting auto injury treatments quickly can help speed up your recovery. Call us at 865-577-2273 to make an appointment or contact us via our website.