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By DR. GEORGE KOLLIAS
August 20, 2020
Tags: auto accident  

Chiropractic treatment relieves auto accident-related pain, stiffness and inflammation naturally. Your Tampa, FL, chiropractors, Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elissa Pally, provide a variety of treatments that help their patients recover from auto accidents.

How chiropractic treatment can help you

Whiplash is a particularly common injury after an auto accident. When your vehicle hits another car or object, your neck moves back and forth suddenly in a whipping motion. This motion may cause a misalignment in your vertebrae or strain ligaments, muscles and spinal discs.

Chiropractic treatments realign the vertebrae in your neck and spine, reduce pain, improves neck movement and decrease inflammation.

The treatment is just as effective as easing aches and pains throughout your entire body as a result of your accident. Treatment also prevents the formation of scar tissue that can limit your range of motion and cause stiffness.

If you don't treat your injuries promptly, you may be more likely to develop arthritis or experience chronic headaches or migraines. Thanks to chiropractic treatments, you may be able to avoid pain medication entirely or decrease the amount of medication you need to keep your pain under control.

What types of treatments are available?

Your chiropractic treatment plan may include several types of therapies, including:

  • Spinal Manipulation: During this treatment, your chiropractor uses his or her hands or a small, handheld instrument to realign your vertebrae. Spinal manipulation relieves joint pain and muscle tension, reduces inflammation, stops bones or tissues from pressing on nerves, and improves your range of motion.
  • Massage Therapy: Massage therapy relieves pain caused by muscle spasms, stiffness or knots in your muscles. The therapy also improves blood flow to the injured tissues and prompts your body to release natural pain killers called endorphins.
  • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization: Your chiropractor uses small instruments to break apart scar tissue and knots that can limit your range of motion. Treatments restore flexibility and decrease inflammation.

Chiropractic treatment after auto accidents can help speed your recovery from your injuries. Call your chiropractors in Tampa, FL, Drs. Kollias, Scaz and Pally, at (813) 884-1457 to schedule your appointment.