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Auto Accident Injury Chiropractor Canton
Auto accidents can be as damaging as they are frightening. Whether you're experiencing agonizing pain and other symptoms or you're simply worried that you may have sustained a hidden injury, you need to pay a visit to Brackney Chiropractic Health Centers in Canton MI. Our experienced chiropractor, Dr. Michael Brackney, can evaluate the extent of the damage and prescribe safe, effective, drug-free treatments to relieve your symptoms and help you enjoy a quicker, more complete recovery.
Even if you're just crawling along at a few miles per hour, an auto accident can still cause you a great deal of harm. The immense forces transferred to occupants' bodies when a vehicle comes to a sudden stop can produce a variety of injuries. One of the most common and troublesome of these injuries is known as whiplash. When your head whips back and forth in response to a sudden stop, hyperflexion, and hyperextension of the neck causes cervical vertebrae to dislocate, at the same time damaging muscles and herniating cervical discs. These issues may also cause impingement of the cervical nerve roots. Whiplash symptoms include a stiff, painful neck, headaches, vision problems, tinnitus, dizziness and odd sensations in your arms and hands.
The rest of your spinal column can also suffer in an auto accident. Twisting of your upper body (which occurs when your three-point restraint allows part of your body to fly forward) can cause subluxation and muscle strain in your thoracic spine and lumbar spine. Impacts affecting the lumbar spine may also herniate discs in this area, pinching the sciatic nerve roots.
A full spinal examination is an absolute must whenever you've been in an auto accident -- regardless of how uninjured you may think you are. The sheer shock of such a traumatic moment can send enough endorphins coursing through your body to delay the onset of symptoms, causing you to waste precious treatment time. Once our chiropractor diagnosed any injuries, we can provide you with a variety of treatment techniques to get you feeling better and healing faster. These include:
If an auto accident injury has brought your life to a screeching stop, get moving again with some healthy assistance from your friends at Brackney Chiropractic Health Centers. Contact us or call 734-455-4444 today to schedule a spinal examination and treatment from our Canton MI chiropractor!