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An auto accident injury is one of the most traumatic events that can happen to your body. Even if you walk away from an accident with only a few bruises, your musculoskeletal system may have sustained serious internal damage. Depending on the type of auto accident injury, you may struggle with chronic headaches, neck pain and back pain for months or even years after the auto accident. Our St. Peters chiropractor, Dr. Quinn James, has dedicated his life to helping patients overcome chronic pain through non-invasive treatments. Together with our wellness team, Dr. James can help you safely manage pain and heal from your injury without dependency on prescription painkillers or risky, invasive surgery through chiropractic care.
Whiplash is one of the most common of auto accident injury. Whiplash occurs when the force of impact "whips" the neck forwards and backwards. While rear-end impacts are most likely to cause neck pain, side impacts or even front crashes, such as a car striking a pole or another vehicle, can cause chronic neck pain. An abrupt impact moves the neck beyond its normal range of motion, causing a misalignment of the cervical spine and damaging the soft tissues. Whiplash victims may suffer from neck pain and headaches and experience difficulty concentrating on work, trouble sleeping, ringing in the ears, blurry vision and poor memory recall.
While medication may temporarily relieve pain unless the underlying cause is treated, patients will continue to suffer from debilitating neck and back pain and headaches. Chiropractic adjustment is a safe and effective treatment that has helped hundreds of St. Peters chiropractic patients recover, following an auto accident injury. Dr. James is certified in whiplash and brain injury traumatology. His hands-on, chiropractic adjustments can restore alignment to the cervical spine, relieving pain by correcting the underlying problem.
Following an auto accident injury, it is natural to feel stiffness and soreness in the back, neck and other parts of the body. As the body tries to heal itself, scar tissue may build up in the muscles, which can exacerbate pain, soreness and stiffness. The activator release technique breaks up this dense scar tissue, restoring a full range of movement and flexibility to the body.
In addition to chiropractic adjustment and the activator release technique, Dr. James is a certified acupuncturist. Acupuncture provides natural pain relief for auto accident injury patients while also promoting internal healing. During a treatment, thin needles are inserted into pressure points on the body. These needles stimulate the connective tissues, including ligaments, tendons and muscles, promoting the flow of oxygenated blood. This relieves neck and back pain while promoting internal healing. Dr. James frequently recommends acupuncture treatments as a complementary therapy to adjustments.
If you have sustained an auto accident injury, don't wait to seek treatment. Many patients may not experience chronic pain until weeks or even months after the auto accident injury. Unfortunately, by the time this pain becomes severe, significant scar tissue will have built up in your body, making it more difficult to heal. Early intervention is essential to a quick recovery.
Contact Dr. James today for a diagnostic auto accident injury appointment at 636-441-9240!