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Whether a low impact collision or high impact collision, car accidents hurt and can cause a wide range of injuries. Common car accident injuries include whiplash, disc herniation, bulging disc, sciatica and concussion. Even if you don’t think you’ve incurred an injury after a car accident, it’s advised to be evaluated by a car accident chiropractor just to be cleared. Whiplash occurs frequently due to the acceleration-deceleration of a vehicle. The rapid forward and backward movement of the head and neck damages the soft tissues and bone structures. Whiplash often results in neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain and even back pain.
The forces of a car accident can throw the spinal joints out of alignment and cause a herniated disc or bulging disc. With a herniated disc, the inner gel of the disc leaks out and irritates the sciatic nerve and can result in sciatica pain. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can present with dizziness, headaches and memory problems. This often occurs when the head is thrown into the side windows or frame of the vehicle during the collision. It’s important to note that a concussion isn’t always readily apparent. That’s why it’s so critical to see our car accident chiropractor in Henderson right after you’ve been in a car accident.
Dr. Derek Day is your car accident chiropractor in Henderson and Las Vegas who offers an integrative treatment plan for car accidents that is multi-faceted. Patient treatment plans may include spinal manipulations, spinal decompression therapy, massage therapy and physiotherapy. Using gentle pressure, Dr. Derek Day realigns the spinal joints into proper position to reduce and eliminate back pain and sciatica pain. Depending on your condition, spinal decompression therapy may be recommended. Spinal decompression therapy is done on a computerized traction table, and it helps gently stretch the spine to increase space between the discs.
Massage therapy is an ideal complementary treatment for car accident injuries, especially soft tissue injuries. Its kneading movements increases circulation to the affected area to accelerate healing. In addition, massage therapy helps reduce inflammation and muscle spasm. Physiotherapy may include stretching and strengthen exercise, cold laser therapy or ultrasound. Both cold laser therapy and ultrasound work on a cellular level to reduce inflammation and pain.
If you’ve been in a car accident and are in pain, turn to Dr. Derek Day for relief. He personalizes his patients’ treatment plans to meet their unique needs. Give us call at 702-614-6777 for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Derek Day.
"I have had back problems and had 2 surgeries and wanting a 3rd. Dr. Day provided a multidisciplinary plan that included chiropractic therapies and pain management. Pain management provided some immediate relief but I had residual pain in my right leg. Steroid injections failed. Dr Day recommended decompression table therapy and from the 1st session my leg pain was relieved. I continue with the decompression table therapy to ensure pain relief and to keep surgery at bay. Thank you Dr. Day!"
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