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Why Go to a Chiropractor After a Car Accident?

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Dr. Dan Levesque, DC
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     Some people think going to a chiropractor after an accident is just another option for care… oh how they could be more wrong! There are many car accident victims that end up with chronic pain years later because their doctor never recommended a chiropractor. The fact is if you have neck or back pain after a car wreck and you don’t go to the chiropractor, you could suffer with spine problems for the rest of your life! Depending on the severity of the initial injury, permanent degenerative damage to your spinal ligaments begins very soon after a car accident - if you don’t receive the proper treatment in time. 

     The most common spinal injury after a car accident is a ligament sprain or disc injury. When a disc is injured, if the nucleus of the disc is not properly realigned soon, it will begin to degenerate as early as two weeks from the initial injury. Meanwhile the resulting pinched nerve causes neck and back pain and will not allow the disc to heal until the nerve is free from pressure. Alignment of bulged discs and pinched nerves are what chiropractors do and are the best professionals to consult for these problems.

     Perhaps even more common are car accident injuries to the supportive ligaments of the spine. These occur during a sudden impact or jolt from slamming on the brakes. When the supportive ligaments are sprained, they become stretched, torn and damaged. This causes severe pain and makes the spine unstable and more prone to further disc problems and pinched nerves. Unfortunately, the exact location of ligament instability is often missed if a chiropractor isn’t consulted soon enough and many patients end up with chronic pain. A good chiropractor is the best doctor for diagnosing and treating spinal ligament instability after a car accident.

     At Solutions, we not only offer stand-out precision chiropractic in Tri Cities, TN we also have an integrated team of doctors, nurses and therapists who are specifically trained at recognizing hard to find spinal ligament injuries after car accidents. We use flexion/extension x-ray and have them read by Spinal Kinetics medical radiologists for the most complete diagnosis of ligament injuries possible. This means our treatment will be more exact and pin-pointed for better, faster and longer lasting results. If you have neck or back pain and want a good chiropractor after a car accident, contact us.


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