Car Accident? A Chiropractor Discusses 3 Ways To Relieve Neck And Back Pain

posted by Dr. Eric Pragle, DC, LMT

Looking for a chiropractor? Does your neck and  back hurt after an accident? With an estimated 2-3 millions auto accidents a year, many people suffer from some sort of neck or back pain.  Most of us think the neck or back soreness will go away especially with rest or ice.  However, after a traumatic accident the body releases chemical endorphins which block the pains and mask the injuries for up to 2-6 weeks later, then often times the real injuries and pains surface.  That's why it is so important to seek help as soon as possible to begin the healing process.

Symptoms After An Accident

  • Headaches
  • Numbness/Tingling in arms and hands
  • Tense neck and shoulders
  • Loss of balance
  • sore or aching back
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty Turning Head
  • Sharp shooting pain

Three Treatments 

  1. Dr. Eric offers gentle treatments of neck and back injuries with the AO Treatment and Back Treatment. These are a sequence of gentle vibrations to re align the neck, back and hips.
  2. Spinal decompression- decompresses the vertebrae, relieving both bulging discs and nerve pressure. 
  3. Medical massage therapy.  Medical Massage Therapy is effective for releasing trigger points in the neck and shoulders while promoting healing and relaxation.  Massage Therapy is a great way to improve the range of motion for the neck.

For more information visit www.praglechiro.com or call 850 508 5951