Auto accidents can lead to a wide range of injuries that range from mild to serious. Those who suffer from chronic pain due to certain injuries, such as neck or back injuries, can benefit from chiropractic care. At Baker Chiropractic and Rehab, located in Maryville, Missouri, Dr. Matthew Baker provides quality chiropractic services to help those who have been hurt in auto accidents.
Auto accident injuries can cause a number of symptoms. The kinds of symptoms individuals experience will depend on the type of injury they have and how severe it is. In general, symptoms that can occur after auto accidents include soreness in the affected part of the body, stiffness or a limited range of motion.
One of the most common kinds of injuries that can occur in an auto accident is whiplash. This injury occurs when the head snaps back and forth rapidly during the accident. Whiplash can cause considerable pain in the head, neck, and upper back. In some cases, the pain can be severe enough to interfere with everyday activities. Recurring headaches can also occur due to whiplash. Other types of auto accident injuries include damage to the upper, mid, or lower spinal discs, wrist injuries, knee injuries, and shoulder injuries.
Individuals who have injuries after an auto accident should receive an accurate diagnosis. This helps ensure that their injuries are properly treated to prevent complications. Diagnosing auto accident injuries involves doing a physical exam to look for evidence of damage to the affected part of the body, such as swelling or discoloration. Individuals might also have imaging tests done, such as X-rays and computerized tomography (CT) scans. These tests show the extent of the damage and where it occurred.
Those who have persistent symptoms of an auto accident injury that don’t respond to medications, physical therapy, and similar types of conventional treatments, can find relief with chiropractic care. This type of care involves realigning the spine in order to promote healing, ease muscle tension, reduce pressure on certain parts of the spine, and ensure that oxygen and nutrients can reach damaged areas. In some cases, this care is combined with other forms of treatment, such as massage therapy, to provide even greater relief. The number of chiropractic sessions needed will depend on the complexity of the injury and other factors, such as whether or not the patient has any underlying medical conditions that might affect healing.
We are a BlueCross/BlueShield provider and accept most other major medial health insurance. This includes (but not limited to) Medicare, Aetna, UHC, UMR and Coventry. Every policy is different, so as a courtesy, we will personally verify your coverage as part of your appointment.
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