An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Auto Accident Injury
Akron chiropractor Dr. Randy Dunn provides care for auto accident injury patients every year. Often low-speed injuries like whiplash are notorious for showing up hours or days later. If you have recently suffered a car accident injury, please come see us as soon as possible. Whiplash and other low to mid-speed car accident injuries may not hurt initially, but if left untreated, they can evolve into debilitating neck pain, headaches, back pain and other chronic symptoms. The sooner you receive the care you need, whether it is spinal decompression, chiropractic adjustments, massage, acupuncture or any of our other physiotherapy modalities, the faster you can get back to pain-free living.
Depending on the direction and force of an accident, several different auto accident injuries can result, and our Akron chiropractor has seen most of them over the past 20 years. Whiplash is probably the most common auto accident injury, as the neck and head are the most vulnerable parts of the body during most crashes. In a collision, sudden gravitational forces yank the head back and forth while the neck vertebrae grate against each other horizontally, throwing them out of proper alignment. At the same time, the soft tissues supporting your neck (muscles, ligaments, tendons, etc.) are strained. Depending on the crash, intervertebral discs in your spine may also be damaged. Nerves become pinched and the surrounding soft tissues struggle with the strain. As a result, you may suffer from back pain, neck pain, headaches, vision, sleep and concentration difficulties, shoulder pain, and other symptoms.
Fortunately, chiropractic care is a highly successful treatment option for many of these car accident injuries. On your first visit, Dr. Dunn will diagnose the full extent of your injuries. When vertebrae are misaligned, he can gently, precisely realign them through spinal adjustments. This releases pinched nerves so the brain can communicate with the rest of the body to start healing itself.
He may also recommend a variety of therapies designed to spur the internal healing of injured soft tissues so that they can properly support correct spinal alignment—and bring you natural, long-term pain relief and healing. Massage therapy and acupuncture are highly effective at bringing your body back into balance and relieving pain for a wide variety of injuries. Spinal decompression is an therapeutic option for severe back pain from herniated or compressed discs. During spinal decompression, there is a gentle stretching of the spine to release pinched nerves and gradually reshape the injured discs for internal healing. Dr. Dunn may also recommend other physiotherapy modalities, depending on your individual needs.
We are here to help treat your car accident injury and residual pain. Call us at 330-733-1203 for an appointment!