An auto accident can be a life-changing event, but it doesn’t have to cause you to have a permanent disability or physical challenge. A chiropractor can treat your injuries and help you get your life back on track. Explore some of the most common injuries that happen during auto accidents, and how they can be successfully addressed by a doctor at Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Incorporated in Dorchester, West Roxbury, Attleboro, Brockton, Weymouth, Taunton, Somerset, Raynham, Kingston, and Quincy, MA.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
The type of injury a patient experiences depends on a number of factors, including the point of impact and whether or not protective devices were used. These are some of the most common injuries that patients seek help for after an auto accident:
- Whiplash and neck injuries
- Back pain, sciatica, and sprains
- Spinal strains
- Chest pain (from safety bag deployment or seat belt).
Chiropractic Treatment Options
A doctor at Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Incorporated may be able to relieve you of the pain and discomfort due to your auto accident injuries using the following procedures:
- Chiropractic adjustments to correct misalignment.
- Imaging technology to pinpoint the source of pain.
- Physical therapy and corrective stretching exercises.
- Massage therapy to relieve tension in muscles.
- Heat therapy or ice therapy.
Getting Back on Track
Recovering from an auto accident can be a scary experience, but it can be much less stressful when you have a trusted chiropractor helping you along. When you visit your doctor for an initial consultation, your full medical history and unique case will be reviewed to decide the best treatment plan. Be sure to discuss any concerns and goals that you have during this first appointment.
Start the Recovery Process Today
If you or someone you care about has been injured in an auto accident, a chiropractor can help. Call Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Incorporated in Dorchester, West Roxbury, Attleboro, Brockton, Weymouth, Taunton, Somerset, Raynham, Kingston, and Quincy, MA to see a doctor for an initial visit and treatment plan.
You see your chiropractor in Quincy so your nerves, skeletal system and muscles work in harmony. Plus, you enjoy the whole body health philosophy the professional staff at Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers. But, did you know that massage therapy also is an important part of chiropractic care? At Massage Works! Your fully-credentialed massage therapist will help you achieve optimal wellness by complementing your chiropractic adjustments with massages that prepare and relax your muscles. You'll be amazed at the results!
Could massage therapy in Quincy help you?
Experts at the University of Miami Touch Research Center cite several reasons massage therapy is beneficial, especially when combined with chiropractic care:
- Massage reduces levels of the body's stress hormones.
- Massage increases circulation through both the vascular and lymphatic systems (support of immunity).
- Massage relaxes the muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons, allowing easier adjustments and less recurring tension.
- Massage relieves swelling from overuse or athletic injuries and reduces the build-up of lactic acid in the muscles.
- Pain decreases with manipulation of muscular knots (areas of tension) prior to chiropractic adjustments.
- Patents and chiropractors notice quicker healing of acute injuries.
- Athletes sustain fewer injuries when muscles are less tense and well-conditioned.
- Relaxed muscles support the skeletal system, and don't pull the spine out of alignment the way tense soft tissues can.
Is massage therapy in Quincy for you?
When you come to Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, one of our highly qualified staff chiropractors will perform a simple chiropractic exam which gives him or her a wealth of information on your:
- Areas of discomfort or injury
- Grip strength
- Alignment of your cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral areas of the spinal column
Also, your chiropractor may order X-rays or other sophisticated imaging to get the fullest picture possible of your overall function and well-being. Depending on the findings, your chiropractor may recommend a customized care plan, including adjustments of subluxations (pinched nerves), massage therapy, posture adjustments, spinal decompression, stretching exercises, physical therapy and even nutritional strategies. Indeed, it's a holistic approach to wellness: discover what's gone wrong and optimize the body's natural ability to heal itself.
Can we help you?
Come to Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Quincy, MA for your evaluation. Contact us and ask about our massage services!
Are you dealing with sudden neck problems? It might be whiplash.
Getting into a car accident is stressful all by itself. Add to it the bumps and bruises and it’s enough to make anyone a little anxiety-riddled. Of course, if you walk away without a scratch you may not consider getting a checkup. Unfortunately, there are symptoms that often appear later once your body has recovered from the shock of the accident. Our Quincy, MA, chiropractors see a lot of patients with whiplash, particularly those who have gotten into a car accident or a sports-related injury.
What is whiplash and what are the symptoms?
Whiplash comes about when the neck has been jerked around rather quickly and often violently, a common problem for those who have experienced a car accident.
The most common complaints in those with whiplash include neck stiffness and pain, limited range of motion (or pain when moving the head or neck in certain positions) and headaches. Getting treatment from a chiropractic specialist in Quincy as soon as symptoms appear is the best way to promote faster healing and recovery and to prevent chronic neck problems.
When should you turn to a chiropractor?
It’s important that you get a proper evaluation from a doctor after you’ve been through a car accident, physical trauma or sports-related injury. Even minor incidences could still cause serious long-term problems for your musculoskeletal health. The sooner you seek care the better.
How can a chiropractor treat my whiplash?
While symptoms can often be managed by resting the neck, icing, performing daily neck exercises and physical therapy, and taking pain relievers, chiropractic care can be a wonderful complementary treatment to reduce neck pain, stiffness and inflammation.
There are a variety of different chiropractic therapies to improve the health and function of the neck. A chiropractic adjustment, or spinal manipulation, is a great technique that applies pressure to soft tissue around the spine to alleviate pressure on these areas and to restore function and movement back into the discs of the cervical spine (neck).
Chiropractic adjustments may also be used along with other alternative options such as physical therapy, therapeutic massage, electrical stimulation and ultrasound therapy. During your evaluation, we will be able to tell you which chiropractic options will provide you with the optimal relief.
If you are dealing with musculoskeletal issues after a car accident or sports-related incident it’s important that you get therapeutic chiropractic care to give your body the TLC is deserves. Turn to the chiropractic experts at Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Boston, Brockton, Taunton, Attleboro, Weymouth, Somerset, Raynham, Kingston and Quincy, MA.
Are you tired of popping pills yet getting no relief for your neck pain? Chiropractic treatment offers an effective, completely natural alternative to pain medications. The Chiropractors at Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Quincy, MA, discuss neck pain and explain how chiropractic treatments can relieve your pain.
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain can occur as a result of an accident or fall, but sometimes you can't trace it back to a dramatic event. Pain can occur if you have poor posture, particularly if you spend most of the day in one position. People who have desk jobs or spend a significant amount of time driving are particularly prone to developing neck pain. It may also occur if you develop arthritis in your neck or develop herniated discs, spinal stenosis or another condition.
Your use of digital devices may also be to blame for your pain. When you constantly look down at your tablet or smartphone, you may develop a painful condition called "text neck."
How can chiropractic treatment help me?
In many cases, neck pain can be traced back to a misalignment in your spine. When your spinal column isn't correctly aligned, your muscles can become tense, which can worsen your pain. Eventually, misalignments can even affect your ability to move your neck.
Chiropractic manipulations help realign your cervical spine, the seven vertebrae in your neck that support your neck. They also help loosen tight muscles and improve your ability to move your neck without pain. In addition to manipulations, massage, ultrasound treatment or electrical stimulation may be recommended when you visit our Quincy office.
Massage also helps relax your muscles and restore normal blood flow. Ultrasound isn't often used to diagnose health problems, but the technology also offers an effective treatment option. Ultrasound waves improve circulation, relax muscles and reduce swelling. Electrical stimulation, a treatment that uses low-voltage electrical currents, also helps improve healing and circulation and may reduce pain.
Before your treatment begins, you'll receive a comprehensive examination from one of our chiropractors. Based on your symptoms and medical history, a treatment plan will be designed to address your specific issues.
Don't let neck pain slow you down. Call The Chiropractors at Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Quincy, MA, to schedule an appointment.
Injuries can occur in almost any sport. Whether you participate in team sports like basketball and football or individual ones like skiing and bicycling, injuries are always possible. They can be sustained unexpectedly while competing or slowly over time due to repetitive motions. Many common types of sports injuries can be treated by your Quincy, MA, area chiropractor. The experienced and knowledgeable chiropractors at Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc. in Quincy and surrounding areas are familiar with common sports injuries and how to treat them.
Common Sports Injuries
The neck and lower back are especially prone to injury during sports. Athletes who run or lift weights regularly can easily develop lower back injuries due to the repetitive movements involved in running and lifting. Swimmers are also at risk for lower back injuries due to possible hyperextension while performing strokes such as the crawl or breaststroke. Activities such as cycling, golfing, skiing and gymnastics can all result in muscle strains and lower back injuries. Other sports, like football and soccer, are associated with injuries to the neck, spine and head.
Chiropractic techniques can be used to help heal sports injuries and provide relief from any pain or discomfort caused by an injury. A chiropractor will make adjustments to the neck or spine to reduce joint inflammation, improve joint functioning and alleviate pain. Chiropractic care is not just for injury recovery, though. It can also help prevent future sports injuries. By performing movements to adjust the spine so that the vertebrae are lined up correctly, your Quincy area chiropractor can ensure your spine is properly aligned and less prone to injury.
Sports are a great way to stay fit, compete and have fun, but they also put athletes at risk for neck, back and other injuries. If you have sustained a sports related injury, a chiropractor can help with your recovery, as well as prevention of additional injuries in the future. Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Inc. has chiropractors in Quincy, MA, and many other locations who provide chiropractic care for sports injuries. To schedule an appointment at the Quincy location, call (617) 471-4491.
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