Auto Accident Injury Treatment in Charlotte, NC
Have you recently been involved in an auto accident and require medical care in Charlotte, NC? Did you know that a chiropractor can provide you with pain relief and treatment for many auto accident injuries? Here at Gallagher Chiropractor and Wellness Center Dr. Richard Gallagher has been treating patients in Charlotte since 1997. Rather than depend on painkillers or exploratory surgeries, let Dr. Gallagher provide you with all-natural and effective chiropractic care.
Here is what you can expect when seeking auto injury care at our Gallagher Chiropractic, your Charlotte area chiropractic and wellness center.
Common Auto Injuries
The most common auto injuries we treat are lower back pain, herniated discs, and whiplash. When you are involved in a car crash the sudden impact puts extreme pressure on your internal organs and musculoskeletal system. Even if you do not have broken bones or open wounds, you can still be severely injured internally. Your spine, for example, can be jarred to the point where your spinal vertebrae crack. This can lead to herniated or bulging discs, which are quite painful and can reduce your mobility.
As a result of herniated discs, many of our accident injury patients we treat suffer from lower back pain. When the discs are swollen, they become inflamed and put undue pressure on the surrounding muscles. This commonly occurs in the muscles of the lower back, and causes radiating pain throughout the area. At the top of your spine, which is your upper cervical spine, your neck bones and muscles can be jarred and torn. This often results in whiplash, which reduces your ability to move your head and neck.
Although whiplash is strongly associated with auto accidents, it can actually result from anything that causes the head to bobble, or "whip," forwards and backward with great force. This means that if you have been in any such situation, you may suffer from its symptoms and should suspect it as the cause. Click Here for more information on the types of pain you may experience and the treatment of whiplash.
Late Onset Auto Accident Injuries
Whiplash is a condition that can occur days or even weeks after your auto accident occurs. This is because it often takes a while for the tears in the muscles, or the herniated discs in the upper spine, to become swollen and inflamed. Fortunately, you can start treating your neck for whiplash as soon as you have an accident. This early treatment by a Charlotte chiropractor can reduce your pain in the long term.
Chiropractic Treatment for Auto Injuries
Treating these injuries at your auto accident injury chiropractor in Charlotte often begins with a chiropractic adjustment. By realigning your musculoskeletal system this takes any unwanted pressure off of surrounding muscles and nerves. Chiropractic adjustments also increase blood circulation and improve healing from the inside out. This holistic approach to treatment allows you to experience all-natural pain relief as your body works to mend itself.
Photobiomodulation occurs when light photos are absorbed in cells, and results in improved performance which will help regenerate and heal tissue. Low level light therapy (LLLT) is often used to assist in disc degeneration, and building muscles to support the spine.
Auto Accident Injury Chiropractor in Charlotte, NC
If you have been in an accident, no matter how mild your injuries, it is important to see a chiropractor in Charlotte as soon as possible. At Gallagher Chiropractor and Wellness Center difficult and chronic auto accident injury cases are also welcomed by Dr. Gallagher. He will even provide you with a free consultation if you are a new patient. Contact our office today by calling (704) 542-6500 to schedule your appointment for auto accident care.
Dr. Gallagher and his staff have been helping people recover from auto accidents for over 20 years. At Gallagher Chiropractic and Wellness, we have a unique philosophy and approach, customizing each treatment to the specific needs of the individual patient. Call us at (704) 542-6500 or Current patients can CLICK HERE to schedule your appointment online. New patients can schedule HERE.
Gallagher Chiropractic and Wellness is located at 7810 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy #101, Charlotte, NC 28277.