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Auto Accident Injury Treatment
in Herndon, VA
Getting involved in a car crash is the last thing you ever want to happen. Yet it does, which means you need to do the only planning you can. Protect your spine and musculoskeletal system after an auto accident by seeking car crash injury treatment. Here at RxWellness Spine and Health in Herndon we offer extensive chiropractic care that includes drug-free pain relief and all-natural treatment of whiplash and back pain. Learn more about what you can expect when seeking chiropractic treatment for your auto injury.
Car Crash Injury Treatment
How often should you visit a car accident chiropractor in Herndon after you’ve been in a crash? Here at RxWellness Spine and Health Dr. Phil Golinsky recommends you make an appointment immediately, even if you don’t think you have any serious injuries. This is because musculoskeletal injuries including whiplash often show symptoms days or even weeks after your car crash. By this time your pain may restrict your movements and slow down your treatment. Yet your chiropractor can diagnose and treat car crash injuries before they present any visible symptoms, which will reduce your pain.
When you visit your chiropractor for auto accident injury treatment in Herndon, you will begin with a chiropractic adjustment. An adjustment realigns your musculoskeletal system, which brings pain relief without the need for drugs or surgery. A chiropractic treatment also increases blood and oxygen flow throughout your internal systems. This helps to improve circulation along with your body’s ability to heal itself by reducing inflammation and swelling. As the swelling and inflammation recedes following a car crash, this takes away the pressure against nerves and vertebrae. If you are suffering from lower back pain, a bulging disc, or herniated disc after your accident, this will reduce that pain naturally.
Whiplash is caused by the impact of the crash, which forces your head to move unnaturally and unexpectedly. This can cause the fine muscles in the neck and upper back to tear. It can also lead to dislocations or herniation of your upper cervical spine. When this happens, the inflammation and swelling in your upper back, neck, and head muscles make it nearly impossible to move your neck and head. This is called whiplash. We provide whiplash treatment in Herndon that starts with a chiropractic adjustment to realign your upper cervical vertebrae. From there, we also massage and relax the muscles to help reduce the inflammation.
What is an Adjustment and Manipulation Procedure?
Adjustment and manipulation involves your chiropractor applying pressure to specific areas of the spine using his hands or a chiropractic device designed to gently move vertebrae into their correct positions. Adjustments are not painful but patients may hear a cracking sound called joint cavitation. This indicates your chiropractor has released a buildup of gases (specifically, nitrogen and oxygen) within spinal joints. When these gases are released, pressure is reduced within the joint, leading to the dissolution of gases and the emergence of a "bubble". The popping sound heard is simply the bubble collapsing and the joint returning to normal--but without the buildup of gases responsible for pain and inflammation.
Low Level Laser Therapy
Low level laser therapy uses low power lasers to modify and stimulate cellular functioning, reduce inflammation and pain and accelerate healing of damaged tissues. LLLT works by increasing cellular energy (ATP) and minimizing oxidative stress responsible for muscle and ligament inflammation. For auto accident victims suffering whiplash, delayed onset muscle soreness and other musculoskeletal problems, LLLT can provide relief from pain and stiffness without the need for prescription medications.
Choose RxWellness Spine & Health in Herndon, VA
RxWellness Spine & Health provides comprehensive car crash injury treatment at your chiropractic clinic in Herndon. Dr. Golinsky also assists patients with the use of low level laser therapy to reduce inflammation and encourage healthy tissue growth after an accident. We serve patients in Sterling, Reston, Chantilly, and surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment with a chiropractor in Herndon VA call our office at 703-904-9666.