If you have sustained an auto injury in or around Fort Lee, NJ, you can count on Dr. Lawrence Altman to help you to get the pain relief you need to get back to normal. His chiropractic office provides many different treatments that can deal with the injuries from an auto accident.
One of the most common injuries caused by an auto accident is whiplash. This is an injury in the neck that is caused by a quick snap back and forth, often the result of being rear ended but not limited to that. It can cause injury to the nerves, the soft tissue (ligaments, muscles, and tendons), the vertebrae, and discs in both neck and back. Another type of auto injury is seat belt damage, which can do damage to the shoulder.
In the immediate aftermath of an auto accident, you will need to undergo an examination and may require x-rays or an MRI. Ice may help to bring down any swelling. Treatments your Fort Lee chiropractor uses include spinal adjustments, ultrasound, therapeutic exercise, and electric muscle stimulation.
Spinal adjustments can help to get everything back into alignment after an auto accident. The forward and backward motion of whiplash can knock things out of place, making it harder for muscles to glide over the spinal column and for the joints to move efficiently. Nerves can become pinched, and the pain can radiate from the neck and back to other parts of the body. With the hands-on approach, your chiropractor can feel where the tension is and help to relieve the stiffness that so often accompanies whiplash.
Ultrasound therapy is not the same application of ultrasound that is used to monitor a pregnancy. It uses soundwaves to help with healing at the cellular level. It brings heat to the muscles and increases blood circulation, which can speed up the healing process.
Electric muscle stimulation
This treatment sends low levels of electric current into the soft tissue and causes them to convulse and relax. In addition to stimulating the release of natural pain relief endorphins and promoting circulation, other treatments work better on relaxed muscles.
With injuries such as whiplash, stretching is the exercise of choice. Knowing how to do it correctly is important, and you will be shown how in the office. You will then be able to continue to help yourself to heal at home, so that your injured tissues’ strength and flexibility will improve.
Dr. Altman treats patients suffering from the after effects of a car accident in Fort Lee, NJ. Auto injury can be severe and keep you from enjoying life to the fullest. Don't wait, call our office today at 201-886-8600. You can also contact us through our website.