If you need help with a car accident injury, a chiropractor is the obvious choice for treatment. You don't want to just take away the pain with medication, you need to get to the root of the injury. Dr. John Mettham and Dr. Jazmin Torres of Mountainside Wellness Center in Phoenix, AZ provide the treatments and therapies to help you to get back to your normal life.
The first thing to do is get to the chiropractor as soon as possible after a car accident injury. After an initial examination, the doctor will do a chiropractic adjustment. The impact of an auto accident often causes whiplash, which is an injury to your neck and back. Getting the vertebrae back into alignment is the first step in dealing with an injury.
The Graston Technique can help with pain and stiffness after a car accident. The chiropractor uses stainless steel instruments to apply pressure to the areas that are restricted. After an accident, those may be the upper or lower back or the shoulders. The Graston technique helps to increase the speed of healing and increase mobility. It also provides pain relief.
Active Relief Technique
After the trauma of this type of accident, ART massage can help with problems related to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and nerves. It is a very effective way to release tight tissues.
Therapeutic massage benefits both the body and the mind. It also relaxes the body, which allows for other chiropractic therapies to work more effectively. Working the sore muscles pushes blood out, allowing new blood that is rich in healing nutrients to flow in.
Cold laser therapy
Cold laser therapy uses low level light to activate the cells’ release of energy. Circulation increases in the area where the laser is used and this promotes faster recovery. It reduces inflammation and pain and promotes the body's natural healing.
Electrical muscle stimulation
This treatment uses low levels of electric currents to provide relief for things like muscle spasms. It helps to reduce swelling and to release trigger points that restrict mobility and cause pain. It releases endorphins which naturally help reduce the amount of pain you feel.
When you need treatment for a car accident injury, don't waste time, contact Dr. Mettham and Dr. Torres of Mountainside Wellness Center in Phoenix, AZ. We can be reached on our website or on the phone at 480-940-7444