Auto Accident Injuries Medical Office in Red Bank, NJ

Modern life puts many stresses on the body never experienced before in the history of human existence. Auto accidents are a perfect example of this, especially in the fast-paced, automobile-dependant lifestyle of millions of New Jersey residents.

Chiropractic offers healthy, drug free solutions for the most common injuries suffered during and after auto accidents. These injuries often include whiplash and herniated discs. Because chiropractic is so widely regarded as one of the best treatment options available, New Jersey law requires that personal injury protection on automobile insurance covers chiropractic care following an auto accident (regardless of whomever is at fault).

Whiplash & Chiropractic

Whiplash is the term used to describe symptoms of damage to the soft tissues of the cervical (neck) spine following an auto accident or other trauma. It is involved in cases in which the neck has experienced a sudden and traumatic distortion, such as when a vehicle has been hit from behind.

Whiplash leads to serious health problems when the condition is not properly addressed. It is extremely important to recognize symptoms and seek treatment as soon as possible. When whiplash symptoms are ignored, the result may be chronic pain. Chronic pain is a more difficult condition to treat.

Symptoms of whiplash can include pain in the neck and back; soreness in the shoulders; headaches; and the sensation of ‘pins and needles’ in the arms and legs. Other possible symptoms are visual and auditory disturbances or vertigo. The sooner these warning signs appear, the more serious the whiplash injury. In some cases, these effects are not felt until several days after the accident.

Chiropractic care is more than simply a treatment for the pain associated with whiplash; it works to correct the cause of the pain and other symptoms. It can increase joint and postural movement and reduce pain and inflammation.

Back Injuries

Auto accidents can cause a number of back-related injuries, but the most common of these are herniated discs. The discs in the spine are located between the vertebrae; these circles of cartilage act as cushions when the body exerts pressure on the spine. Herniated discs occur when enough trauma causes the outer shell of the disc to tear and the soft, central portion bulges out.

When a disc herniation happens, some auto accident sufferers experience severe pain in the neck or lower back that extends to the areas related to injured nerve roots. Others may feel no pain at all, but may complain of numbness, tingling, or other sensory changes. It’s extremely important to have a full chiropractic assessment following an auto injury precisely because the signs of injury are often vague at first but can lead to chronic pain and health conditions in the future.

Chiropractic offers a conservative, drug free, and effective approach to herniated discs and other back injuries. The treatment programs at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation usually include gentle chiropractic adjustments to the injured area and spinal decompression traction. Progressive physical therapy is used in conjunction with chiropractic to stabilize the injured area.

Chiropractic Treatment for Auto Accident Injuries in Monmouth County

After an auto accident, priorities can often be misplaced; concerns about fixing or replacing a vehicle should never take precedence over caring for the physical self. It’s crucial to remember that injuries incurred during an auto accident are not always immediately apparent, but the long term effects can be disastrous.

The damage that occurs during auto accidents is often experienced in the spine. Because chiropractic is the field of health specializing in disorders of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), proper care ensures that all functions of the body are in working order.

Treatment begins with a diagnosis. At Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation, we use on-site x-ray technology in conjunction with a comprehensive orthopedic and neurological examination. Occasionally, chiropractic and medical practices work hand in hand. In this case, we are certified to read and review the results of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Once a condition has been diagnosed, the team of chiropractors at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation use a number of established techniques in the treatment of auto accident injuries. Our primary approach is known as Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP), a method that places importance on total spinal alignment and health. We are also a multidisciplinary facility that includes physical therapy, acupuncture, and massage therapy.

Please call or visit our office if you have experienced an auto accident and would like to learn more about your injuries and how Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation can help.