If you've been in an auto accident, you need relief and treatment ASAP. Here at Back in Balance Wellness Center, that's exactly what you can expect from your chiropractor in Bangor, Dr. Gooden or Dr. Robinson.
The human body is a remarkably flexible and resilient structure, but it was never meant to take the kinds of forces unleashed in an automotive collision. Cars are massive enough that they can transfer a lot of force to the body even if they're barely moving at the time of impact.
This is easiest to see in the condition known as whiplash. Whiplash is the result of the head flying forward and snapping backward while the body remains restrained; Whiplash can damage the neck muscles, force cervical vertebrae out of alignment and allow discs to press against cervical nerve roots. You may experience neck pain, headaches, dizziness, confusion, jaw pain and other discomforts. Concussions may also occur from this same action due to the brain bouncing against the inside of the skull. Concussions may cause dizziness, nausea, vomiting, aural/visual abnormalities, confusion and amnesia.
Don't forget the effects of a car accident on the rest of the spine. An auto injury may throw part of the body forward while the other part is held by the safety belt harness, twisting the thoracic or lumbar spine and causing joint, disc or soft tissue damage. Lumbar discs may also herniate and pinch the sciatic nerve, causing back pain, leg pain and other lower extremity symptoms.
"Invisible" Car Accident Injury Treatment With Our Bangor Chiropractors
The most insidious kind of car accident injury is the one that doesn't display any symptoms at all -- at first. You might think you're fine, when in fact an underlying injury continues to do damage for some time before you feel the pain. That's why a car accident should always be your cue to schedule an evaluation at Back in Balance Wellness Center. Your chiropractor in Bangor can inspect your spine carefully with our 3D Body View Imaging System and digital x-rays to locate the source of any symptoms you're experiencing.
Acupuncture, Massage and Other Natural Solutions
Once we understand exactly where the damage is, we can employ natural, non-surgical methods to relieve your symptoms and help the body heal itself properly. Chiropractic adjustments can restore the spinal components to their normal alignment and mobility, relieving nerve pressure and neurological dysfunction; upper cervical adjustments may also be in order when treating concussions. Acupuncture and massage are excellent complements to chiropractic care for their ability to relieve pain, speed healing and improve nerve function. Physical therapy can help you regain your motor function, flexibility and strength.