Headaches? Learn About the Best Whiplash Treatment After a Car Accident

Headaches are really common after a car accident. Most people write them off as being stress-related headaches brought on by dealing with insurance companies and attorneys, but headaches can actually be a sign that you have sustained whiplash. Even in a minor accident, a moderate case of whiplash could easily cause chronic headaches.

So how do you treat headaches caused by whiplash after the fact? Here are a few of our favorite treatments, although which one is right for you won’t be determined without a full examination and medical history.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (E-Stim)

E-stim is one of the most popular treatments for whiplash because it is non-invasive and completely pain-free. During electrical muscle stimulation, electrical pulses are given at the base of the head and neck, sending signals to nerves that block or reduce pain signals going to the brain. Basically, we are tricking your brain into thinking that the body is not in pain.

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5 Surprising Injuries Caused by Minor Fender Benders

It’s easy to think that a minor car accident at low speeds isn’t going to cause major damage to the vehicle, much less to the people inside, but even minor fender benders can lead to very expensive damages and injuries. Here are some of the most surprising injuries that can happen when you collide with another vehicle at 25 mph or less.

Slipped discs or spine misalignment

These are the most common spine injuries in minor car accidents; and with prompt and effective treatment, they are the easiest to remedy. It is actually very easy for the spine to be shifted out of alignment, and a slow speed car accident provides plenty of force to accomplish the task. If you see a chiropractor right away to have your spine realigned, you shouldn’t have too many issues going forward.

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What Is Non Surgical Decompression, and How Does It Work?

When you have tried physical therapy and other treatments for chronic back pain with little or no success, your doctor might be starting to talk about surgery. If you want to try to avoid a long and hard recovery, you’ll need to find other alternative treatments. Spinal decompression is a completely safe non surgical solution to chronic lower back pain caused by sciatica and disc disorders or conditions. But what is it, and how does it help? Here’s what you need to know.

What is spinal decompression?

Spinal decompression is essentially a series of strategic and controlled stretches. It is a treatment thought to relieve back pain by relieving pressure on the affected discs. It is a particularly effective treatment for patients with herniated discs or degenerative disc disease.

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Non Surgical Decompression?

Non surgical spinal decompression is a common treatment method for patients with chronic back or neck pain. The procedure involves alternately stretching and relaxing the spine to reduce pressure, and thus inflammation and pain as well.

Not everyone is a good candidate for spinal decompression. Some patients with pre-existing health conditions should not have their spine stretched. When you first come into our office, we’ll take a detailed medical history to determine if your back issues and treatments thus far allow for use of spinal decompression therapy.

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3 injuries to watch for after a car accident

While you may not immediately notice signs of injury after a car accident, the impact from the event puts you at risk for multiple health concerns. Injuries affecting the head,…

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