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Rehabilitation and Pain Management Through Auto Injury Treatment

If you are involved in a car accident in Carlsbad or the surrounding area, Dr. Dahl will help you overcome your injuries and stabilize your spinal system. As a doctor of chiropractic medicine, Dr. Dahl treats patients with car accident injuries including whiplash, back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines. Whether you’ve been seriously or minimally injured in a car accident, chiropractic care will assist in the healing process, regain mobility, and restore health.

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in automobile accidents. It occurs during the impact of your accident when your head is dramatically thrust forward and backward past your neck’s normal range of motion. Whiplash affects the muscles and tissues in your back and neck. You may feel stiffness, back pain and neck pain immediately; however, it is estimated that most whiplash injuries are not felt for several hours, days, and in some cases even months or years following the accident. It is crucial to treat whiplash immediately even if you are not yet experiencing neck or back pain.

car accident treatment chiropractic careHeadaches and migraines are product of head injuries, trauma to the head or whiplash after your car accident. Headaches may appear when your neck is damaged because the stress or strain on your neck muscles can cause pain to radiate to your head. If you are experiencing headaches after your car accident, then you should get treated as soon as possible so that your headache pain does not become permanent.

A herniated disc is another injury that can be sustained in an auto accident. It occurs when a spinal disc bulges and puts pressure on the nerves in your back. A sudden jerk from a car accident can cause a disc herniation or possibly sciatica.

Carlsbad chiropractor Dr. Dahl offers chiropractic care that is an effective treatment for auto accident injuries. Chiropractic care utilizes manual adjustments of the spine to restore the normal movement and position of the spinal vertebrae. Spinal manipulation involves adjusting your spine and realigning your neck and back to relieve the pressure from your neck, back and head. Proper alignment can also help boost the function of your immune and digestive systems by allowing your nerves to function optimally.

I've already seen doctors at the hospital. Do I really need to see a chiropractor as well?
You need a doctor who specializes in providing the necessary care and diagnosis of auto accident injuries. Usually hospital staff will check vital signs. They make sure there are no life-threatening conditions, then they typically release the patient with pain relief medication. They typically do not provide healthcare for the underlying injuries that often lead to future pain. Therefore it is best to see a chiropractor such as Dr. Dahl after your hospital visit.
I was in a minor auto accident, but I feel fine.
Minor accidents at slow speeds can still cause serious injuries and misalignments. It may be weeks or months before you begin to feel the pain from an auto accident. Most medical professionals prescribe drugs to manage this pain, however, medication is not a long-term pain management solution. Dr. Dahl is trained to diagnose your injury and treat the underlying cause for your pain.
Why is chiropractic care for auto injuries highly effective?
Chiropractic care for auto injuries is effective because spinal adjustments address the root cause for a patient’s pain rather than covering up pain symptoms.

Visit Carlsbad chiropractor Dr. Dahl to make a difference in your life and start healing your auto accident injuries and much more!