Recovering From Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries
A motor vehicle crash can leave you with many injuries, ranging from whiplash, low back pain, and herniated discs to soft tissue injuries of the spine and extremities, not to mention spinal misalignments. Without proper diagnosis treatment, the symptoms can last for several weeks, months, and even years, making common daily tasks difficult and uncomfortable. Some of these problems may not be apparent when the accident occurs. It is not uncommon for patient to present with complaints that developed days or weeks following the motor vehicle crash. Here at Sauk Prairie Chiropractic in Prairie Du Sac, our chiropractor, Dr. Tom Terbilcox, can help you recover from your auto injury and reduce your pain with our non-invasive and drug-free services.
Common Injuries related to an Auto Accident
One of the most common auto injury people experience is a whiplash, due to rear impact collision. This is a neck injury that is caused by the differential movement of your torso, neck, and head. It has often been thought that the forceful back and forth jerking motion of the head/neck was the cause. Quite honestly, the most current research has demonstrated that the injury is sustained well before the back and forth movement of the head. Symptoms for this condition can run the spectrum from mild to acute and disabling. They can also days to months to develop.
Below is a list of some of the most common injuries associated with motor vehicle crashes. This is not a complete list:
- Neck, shoulder, and upper back pain
- Mid and low back pain
- Significant decrease in motion
- Neck stiffness
- Blurred vision
Seeking treatment for your auto injury is key. Early diagnosis and the initiation of treatment can only lead to an earlier return to normal.
How Dr. Tom Terbilcox Can Help You in the Recovery Process
Before you start your auto injury treatment, we'll review your medical history. Questions will include detailed questions regarding the nature of the crash. This will allow us to more clearly understand the nature of the forces that you were exposed to and the potential various injury types. This will be followed by a detailed examination. This will confirm or deny the presence of suspected injuries, understand the extent of the injuries and formulate a detailed plan for your specific care.
- Interferential Current Stimulation (IFCS)
- Ultrasound Therapy
- Traction or Flexion-Distraction Table
- Spinal Adjustments
- Therapeutic Exercises
- Lifestyle Advice
Our proper treatment regiments can reduce your pain levels, assist with the healing process, enhance your range of motion, and improve your quality of life.
The Best in Chiropractic Care for an Auto Injury
Dr. Terbilcox has the most extensive training of any chiropractor in the state. As an engineer, auto crash reconstructionist (high and low speed crashes), a chiropractor, and a chiropractic orthopedist, he is best able to understand the nature and extent of your injuries and plan for the most effective course of care with the goal of timely recovery. At Sauk Prairie Chiropractic, we provide residents of Prairie Du Sac and nearby communities with the highest quality care. If you’ve been in an auto accident, getting proper treatment as soon as possible can have a profound impact on your recovery time and overall healing process. Contact us today at 608-643-4285 for more information and to set up an appointment at your earliest convenience.