Auto Injuries

Chiropractic Treatment for Auto Accident Injuries

Car crashes are a major cause of death and disability in America. As you may know, a car accident can occur to anyone, and even a minor crash can be life-changing.

At Shapiro Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center, our chiropractor is privileged to provide the Hendersonville and Gallatin communities with natural, drug-free, and individualized auto accident injury treatment.

If you or a loved one has experienced a recent incident on the road, we invite you to come by our clinic and learn how we can help.

Common Injuries From an Auto Accident

Any area of the body can become injured in an auto accident. Here are some common issues from auto accidents that we treat at our chiropractic clinic.

  • Whiplash: rapid flexion and extension of the neck leading to tissue damage, inflammation, and misalignments in the vertebral joints. Signs and symptoms may include headaches, jaw pain and clicking, ringing in the ears, trouble sleeping, shoulder pain, neck pain, and stiffness.
  • Disc herniation or disc bulge: damage to the discs can also lead to compression of nearby nerves
  • Soft tissue damage: includes muscle strains, ligament sprains, and tendon tears
  • Joint dislocations: this is especially common in the shoulder due to the life-saving but sometimes-stressful function of a seatbelt

Incredibly, we’ve met hundreds of people who have walked away from car accidents seemingly “fine” and without a scratch, only to start experiencing unusual signs and symptoms days, weeks, or months later.

This delay of symptoms can happen because stress hormones that surged during the accident can take time to return to their normal levels.

These hormones, including adrenaline, may act like a natural analgesic in the body and effectively hide the pain even if an injury is present.

Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Injury Treatment

Our chiropractor Dr. Cory Shapiro has been serving his Tennessee community for over 20 years. He’s helped thousands of individuals naturally heal from auto accident injuries using his “whole person” chiropractic care techniques.

We help reduce pain, restore normal alignment in the spine, calm the central nervous system (revved up from your accident), alleviate pressure on pinched nerves and discs, and accelerate tissue healing naturally with techniques. These techniques include:

  • Spinal decompression
  • Spinal adjustments
  • Corrective exercises
  • Dry needling

In the later stages of your recovery, we can even offer things like postural re-training and custom orthotics to improve your overall well-being and reduce the risk of chronic problems.

Did an auto accident slow you down?

If you are in the Gallatin or Hendersonville area, schedule your initial consultation today. Get your health back in gear after your auto accident injury by calling Shapiro Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center at (615) 822-5522.