Auto Accident

Healing After an Auto Accident without the Use of Dangerous Drugs

If you’ve been in a car accident and have sustained a whiplash injury or a possible spinal injury to your back then you need to see someone who has much experience treating these types of injuries. Without immediate proper care, these injuries can have a serious impact on your health, and  if  not  treated  properly,  could  lead  to  years  of  chronic  pain.      Dr. Christine  Antoldi understands how to best minimize pain secondary to whiplash sustained in a motor vehicle accident without using dangerous amounts of medication or undergoing unnecessary surgery.

Safely Treating Whiplash & Spinal Injury

Pain will often occur after an auto accident, when a sudden impact causes the neck to be whipped about with such force that the musculoskeletal system is knocked out of its correct alignment due to overstretching and tearing of muscle and tendon fibers. A common whiplash injury usually occurs when an automobile is struck, suddenly whipping the spine back and forth. This sudden movement jolts the spine out of alignment, as well as straining the neck and back ligaments, usually resulting in soreness, pain and stiffness. Typical emergency room medical care after a car accident will rely on medication to “mask” a patient’s pain symptoms. Prescribed painkillers are useful for providing immediate relief of pain but they are not a long term pain management solution. Conventional medicine, by itself, won’t help patients regain their normal mobility after a whiplash injury. This type of injury is also sustained by amateur and professional athletes, especially those who participate in contact sports.

If You Have Been in a Car Accident

Many people make the mistake of postponing treatment because the accident was merely a fender bender. This kind of thinking can often lead to years of health problems because even accidents at very slow speeds can knock the spine out of alignment. After a comprehensive history and examination, Dr Antoldi will identify your underlying injuries and create a treatment program  customized  to  your  individual  needs,  providing  for  best  possible  therapeutic improvement.   Chiropractic care will enable your body’s natural healing process to stabilize the spine into a position allowing for decreased pain and increased functionality. Immediate, proper care is the difference between a fast healing injury and residual symptoms lasting for months or even years. Are you suffering from injuries sustained in an auto accident related injury? Symptoms include whiplash, neck and back pain, headaches, migraines, shoulder pain, knee pain, fatigue, weakness in an upper or lower limb, numbness and tingling, cramping, and jaw pain. Your auto accident may also be causing you to suffer from sleep disturbances, blurred vision, irritability, dizziness and forgetfulness. Chiropractic care for auto injury is the most effective way to manage these symptoms and support the body’s natural healing process.

Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments will treat the underlying injury. This relieves pressure on the nerves and muscles as well as restoring proper alignment to the spine. Other useful therapies, including therapeutic stretching and strengthening exercises which will help increase your spinal range of motion to the best of its potential and strengthen the core for long term stabilization.

If you’ve been in an auto accident, contact Dr. Antoldi immediately at 718-268-4464.