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How Chiropractic Can Help You Avoid Chronic Auto Injury Pain

Phoenix, Mesa, AZ auto injury recoveryApproximately 2.3 million people are hurt each year in auto accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to heal from their injuries relatively quickly, too many people are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office. Fortunately, Clinica Real is here to help you recover from your auto injury.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was carried out on 28 men and women diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic treatment and 93 percent of them found relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic is a great way to avoid chronic pain after a crash.

It's important to remember that studies have also found that delaying care after a car crash can negatively affect healing time, so getting in to see Clinica Real immediately is key to having a quicker recovery.

We Can Help People Find Relief From Pain After a Car Accident

Clinica Real has helped many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office today for more information or an appointment.

Sources

  • Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
  • Dies S & Strapp J. (1992, September). Chiropractic treatment of patients in motor vehicle accidents: a statistical analysis. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 36(3), 139-145.
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Phoenix, Mesa, AZ Neck Pain and Car Accidents

If you have neck pain after a car accident, you're not alone. Clinica Real sees this type of problem frequently in our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office. The key to recovering from neck pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.

Your neck is subjected to very high forces during a collision, so it's not surprising that neck pain is so common from this type of injury. During even a low speed crash, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such crashes, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts a severe strain on the tissues of the neck. The bones of your spine are held together with strong bands of tissue called ligaments, and these ligaments provide stability for your neck. These ligaments can be sprained during a collision, just as the ligaments in your ankle can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.

When you experience a sprained ligament, the injured area become inflamed and tender, and that's what occurs after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing mobility in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps decrease scar tissue.

Clinica Real is here in Phoenix, Mesa, AZ to help you recover from neck pain. We've been helping patients since 1986 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful assessment to establish the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (602) 222-9595 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Headache and Car Crashes

We manage many car accident cases in in our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is headache. What causes headache after an auto injury? How can chiropractic care help?

There are many different types of headache. Headache that's triggered by an auto collision, though, typically starts as tension or strain in the muscles of the neck. In a crash, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in inflammation and discomfort. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.

Another common cause of headache after a crash that we see in our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to prevent the development of scar tissue.

Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those triggered by auto injuries. Your chiropractor will help reduce the irritation and strain in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.

Clinica Real has been helping patients in Phoenix, Mesa, AZ since 1986, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. Clinica Real will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (602) 222-9595 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Auto Injury

If you are suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto collision, you're not alone. Clinica Real sees this type of condition frequently in our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office. Why is thoracic outlet syndrome such a common problem after an auto injury? How can your chiropractor help you recover?

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that pass through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood vessels don't have a lot of space, so they pass under and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a crash, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become inflamed and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts movement and puts pressure on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Phoenix, Mesa, AZ Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Clinica Real will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

You don't have to suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome. Clinica Real is conveniently located in Phoenix, Mesa, AZ to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. Clinica Real will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (602) 222-9595 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Back Pain and Car Crashes

We manage many car accident cases in in our Phoenix, Mesa office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is back pain. Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat back pain. Let's look at how back pain is caused by a crash and how Clinica Real can help you.

During a rear-end auto collision, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your torso. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curve of your spinal column, the seat can put uneven force on your lower back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential motion can sprain or strain the tissues that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Fortunately, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

Clinica Real has been helping patients in Phoenix, Mesa since 1986, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (602) 222-9595 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

Many people report back pain after a car crash.
 

Shoulder Pain and Auto Injury

We manage many auto injury cases in in our Phoenix, Mesa office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for shoulder pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes shoulder pain and why chiropractic works.

There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.

Direct trauma can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end impact. With this type of trauma, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the crash.

More commonly, Clinica Real finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated many types of shoulder pain in our Phoenix, Mesa office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from shoulder pain, Clinica Real is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Give our office a call today at (602) 222-9595 to make an appointment.