SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chiropractic care may help reduce the risk for pain following a car accident injury, says Santa Monica chiropractor Dr. Viktorija Joga. Dr. Joga recently announced that her practice, Joga Chiropractic, has had great success treating patients for auto accident injuries by using non-invasive treatment techniques including chiropractic care and massage therapy. Dr. Joga recommends a prompt diagnostic exam following a car accident injury to identify potential injuries and take immediate steps to manage pain.
Do not delay treatment following a car accident injury, even if the injuries appear to be only minor. That's the message from Joga Chirorpactic, a Santa Monica-based chiropractic center that frequently treats car accident patients for injuries including whiplash and back pain.
Even minor fender benders can cause serious musculoskeletal pain, including whiplash, says chiropractor Dr. Viktorija Joga. Failing to promptly diagnose and treat these injuries can lead to months and even years of pain, warns Dr. Joga.
"Just because you walk away from an accident with only minor exterior bruises does not mean that you have escaped the accident unscathed," said Dr. Joga. "While musculoskeletal injuries may not be immediately noticeable like a broken arm, they still demand prompt treatment and effective care. Failing to treat these injuries can lead to serious pain and even increase the risk for future health problems."
Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries, said Dr. Joga, and it is also one of the most difficult to effectively treat. The chiropractor recommends a comprehensive diagnostic exam to identify the precise location of a cervical subluxation, which is responsible for whiplash-related pain and mobility restrictions.
The most common symptoms for whiplash injuries include neck pain, headaches at the base of the skull, mobility restrictions when turning the head, difficulty concentrating, and sleep disturbances. These symptoms are related to a cervical spine misalignment caused by rear-impact accidents, including fender benders.
"Even a minor fender bender at speeds as slow as 5mph can still cause serious whiplash injuries, including recurring pain," said Dr. Joga. "Prompt treatment is essential to effectively managing this pain and reducing the risk for long-term health problems. I strongly recommend that accident victims receive a full diagnostic exam prior to settling with their insurance company. Doing so is important for determining the extent of any injuries prior to settling the insurance claim and ensuring maximum reimbursement."
Dr. Joga cautioned that pain will not simply "go away" without treatment. In fact, the chiropractor said that this pain may actually worsen over time, leading to additional health problems. With prompt care, Dr. Joga says that her patients have had substantial success overcoming auto injury pain and leading a full, active life.
To learn more about the importance of prompt auto accident injury treatment, as well as the different treatment options, visit http://jogachiropractic.com/.
CONTACT: Joga Chiropractic Center, 310-421-4473Source: Joga Chiropractic Center