BREA, Calif., Jan. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- North Orange County Chiropractic & Wellness Center is urging car accident victims to seek prompt treatment for all auto accident injuries. According to chiropractor Dr. Neha Patel, car accident injuries can occur at speeds as slow as 5mph. Prompt diagnosis and treatment for these injuries will help reduce the severity of pain and speed a patient’s recovery process, reports Dr. Patel. Chiropractic care is a pain relief option that works by correcting alignment to the musculoskeletal system and alleviating nerve dysfunction.
“Whiplash is one of the most common injuries to occur during an auto accident,” said Dr. Neha Patel. “Unfortunately, it is equally common to dismiss many of these pain symptoms as minor inconveniences that will eventually ‘go away’ over time. That’s simply not the case without effective treatment.”
Whiplash injuries are a type of car accident injury that occur when the force of a rear impact accident “whips” the cervical spine beyond its normal range of motion. The abrupt backwards/forwards whipping action can cause a cervical spine misalignment. A cervical spine misalignment can lead to nerve interference and soft tissue strain.
In addition to neck pain, common symptoms of whiplash injuries include shoulder pain, neck soreness/stiffness, difficulty turning the head side-to-side or looking up and down, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, and irritability. “Whiplash symptoms, like other car accident injury symptoms, may not be immediately evident,” said Dr. Patel. “As a result, patients mistakenly believe they are walking away from an accident with only a few bumps and bruises. However, even a seemingly minor fender-bender can trigger serious whiplash pain. A prompt diagnosis is key to effective treatment and pain management.”
Dr. Patel recommends chiropractic care for treating whiplash injuries and other auto accident injury pain. The chiropractor says that her practice, North Orange County Chiropractic & Wellness Center, first recommends a comprehensive exam to determine the root cause for a patient’s pain or discomfort. “The earlier we can diagnose the source of pain, the more we can do to effectively treat this pain as quickly as possible,” said Dr. Patel. “Even if you have been to the emergency room, you can still benefit from a chiropractic exam. Emergency care focuses on the obvious physical symptoms of injury, like a broken bone, but often overlook the underlying musculoskeletal injuries. These are the injuries that chiropractic care treats.”
Dr. Patel cautions that taking medication for auto injuries can ultimately backfire since drugs only numb the brain’s ability to perceive pain. “Patients will only regain their health when we treat the root problem. This starts by bringing correct alignment back to the spine.”
North Orange County Chiropractic & Wellness Center provides comprehensive care for auto injuries, sports injuries, prenatal chiropractic care, and acne laser treatment. For more information, call 714-256-0411 or visit http://nocchiro.com.
North Orange County Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 714-256-0411
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