A personal injury such as whiplash or disc herniation can be excruciating and frustrating. These types of personal injuries bring many patients to see Dr. Robert Sazama and Dr. Eric Liebl at Mesa Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. The dedicated team at Mesa Chiropractic and Rehabilitation is ready to help Mesa, Arizona patients recover with the help of non-invasive treatments that actually help.
Personal Injury Q & A
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a traumatic injury to the neck, most commonly sustained during a car accident.
When a vehicle collision occurs, the occupants often experience a sudden jerking of the head in a forward or backward direction. That sudden movement can cause stretching and tearing of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments within the neck.
Whiplash can also occur during contact sports or any other activity that leads to sudden, uncontrolled movement of the head and neck.
Patients often experience cervical joint trauma after a whiplash injury, which reduces the joint’s ability to absorb shock as you move. That, in turn, can cause restricted movement of the head and neck, as well as significant neck pain.
What is a herniated disc?
When a disc herniates, it tears and moves out of its proper position. That can result in severe pain and even mobility issues.
A herniated disc can occur if you’re in an auto accident, if you trip and fall, during sports accidents, or in any situation that causes damage to the cervical or lumbar vertebrae.
What are some other common personal injuries?
There are numerous common personal injuries besides whiplash and herniated disc. Neck strain due to muscle inflammation, back strain due to muscle spasms, and chronic headaches can all occur after an accident.
What all of those injuries have in common is that they need to be addressed in a medical setting as soon as possible after the traumatic injury occurs.
What are the personal injury treatment options at Mesa Chiropractic and Rehabilitation?
The Mesa Chiropractic and Rehabilitation providers use spinal adjustments as their primary treatment approach for patients suffering from personal injury.
Using gentle adjustment techniques, Dr. Sazama and Dr. Liebl can restore normal motion and proper alignment to the spine. Targeted pressure on trigger points and muscle relaxation through massage therapy can alleviate pain that due to tense muscles. Other therapy options such as muscle stimulation, cervical traction, and manual stretching may also be useful.
Mesa Chiropractic and Rehabilitation believes in customized care for every personal injury patient. Dr. Sazama and Dr. Liebl are ready to provide the personalized treatment that will get you back to enjoying life again. Contact the office anytime for a consultation.