Our Chiropractor in Stone Mountain Can Get You Back on the Road to Health Following an Auto Accident
Every day, thousands of Americans are involved in car accidents. At Stoneview Injury and Wellness Clinic, our chiropractor in Stone Mountain, Dr. Charles Wilkerson, strongly believes that the type of holistic and drug-free services offered through chiropractic care can make a world of difference in your healing and recovery.
Common Types of Auto Accident Injury
The primary mechanism of injury in an auto accident is the rapid deceleration or change in direction experienced by your car and, by default, your body. In other cases, blunt force trauma and restraint (seat belt) impact can also lead to damage. Some of the most common types of auto accident injury we see at our clinic include:
- Muscle strains or ligament sprains, especially in the shoulder or hip (in areas in contact with a seatbelt)
- Disc bulge or disc herniation, in which abnormal tension forces a disc to protrude out of place or rupture
- Sciatica, which can cause severe buttocks and leg pain due to compression of the sciatic nerve in the low back
- Whiplash, a syndrome of neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and decreased range of motion due to the whip-like movement of the neck during an accident
- Vertebral bone fractures
- Joint subluxations and dislocations
- Generalized low back pain and stiffness
A challenging possibility is that you can sustain an auto accident injury and not realize it for days or weeks. This is because hormones involved in the flight-or-fight response (part of a normal reaction to acute trauma) have an analgesic effect, meaning they can hide symptoms of injury until their levels slowly return to normal.
How Our Chiropractor Helps Patients Heal From Auto Accident Injury
No two car accidents are exactly alike, and no two people are exactly alike either. That's why our Stone Mountain chiropractor uses clinical insights and innovative examination skills to understand as clearly as possible your specific injury and the unique factors contributing to it. He can detect early warning signs of inflammation and tissue damage, and implement an appropriate plan of care as soon as possible following your accident.
Our main goals are to control inflammation, minimize tissue damage and scarring, accelerate tissue healing, eliminate pain, and restore stability, integrity, and mobility of the involved soft tissues. Dr. Wilkerson does this through drug-free and non-invasive services like adjustments, massage, and corrective exercises.
Were You Recently in a Car Crash? Contact our Chiropractor in Stone Mountain, GA
Even minor fender benders can lead to injury. If you or a loved one of any age has been in an accident, contact Stoneview Injury & Wellness Clinic at (404) 299-9066 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wilkerson, our Stone Mountain, GA chiropractor.