An auto accident can cause multiple auto injuries that you may not even realize you have. Some people have symptoms immediately but others may not feel them for days or even weeks. Making an appointment with your chiropractor as soon after an accident as possible is important, just as important as calling your insurance company. Dr. Jason Cheshire of Pompano Beach Chiropractic Clinic in Pompano Beach, FL offers the treatments that you need to recover.
The first step in your recovery from auto injuries is to get a complete exam. You will fill out a health history and then have a discussion about what exactly needs to be done to get you back to your pain-free self. You will be an active participant in your plan every step of the way.
A chiropractic adjustment involves a minor movement in the vertebrae to get things back into alignment. It can be done with the hands or using a handheld instrument. It involves a short thrust and you may hear a cracking sound. This is nothing to be concerned about, it is no different than cracking your knuckles. When the spine is out of alignment, messages can't get through from the brain as smoothly as they should. All the symptoms work at less than maximum efficiency when there is a misalignment.
PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) injections
Platelet rich plasma is made from your own blood. Your blood is spun in a centrifuge to concentrate platelets. It is then injected back into your body and it helps to accelerate healing in the soft tissues. The results of the injection can last from six to nine months, and will continue to help with the healing process. It is a form of regenerative medicine.
Cold laser therapy
Cold laser therapy is applied with a handheld unit that is applied to the area where the pain is. It uses light waves to trigger a chemical reaction in the tissues below the skin that accelerates healing.
Exercise can help to improve your range of motion and your balance. Your chiropractor will design a personalized exercise program to help you to improve your condition. You will be able to do them in the privacy of your home between office visits to continue your healing.
Dr. Cheshire with Pompano Beach Chiropractic Clinic in Pompano Beach, FL has the treatments and therapies that you need to recover from your auto injuries. Give our office a call at 954-943-1044 to make an appointment today.