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A car accident puts the body through stresses it was never meant to withstand -- but the effects of these unnatural stresses and strains can be often be corrected through natural, non-surgical treatment methods. If you're looking for such an approach to car accident injury treatment in Topeka, look no further than your caring team of chiropractors at Bolz Chiropractic, Dr. Timothy Bolz and Dr. Anna Bolz.
The forces transferred in an auto accident can produce a variety of painful, potentially disabling injuries. Common auto accident injuries include:
Whiplash - Whiplash may be the most well-known car accident injury. A sudden jolt or stop can fling the head backward and forward so sharply that you experience vertebral misalignment, muscle damage and pinched nerves. Symptoms can range from neck pain and stiffness to neurological issues.
Seat belt injury - A seat belt injury is usually the result of a three-point harness doing its job to help save your life. One side of the body is held in place by the shoulder strap while the other is still free to fly forward. this causes the thoracic spine to twist beyond its normal capacity, throwing the facet joints of out alignment and tearing muscles in the mid-back area.
Low back strain - The lower back can also do its share of twisting in a car accident. This may strain the big muscles that support the lower back and force the lumbar vertebrae to lose their alignment. in some cases, a lumbar disc may herniate, with the damage to the disc's casing causing severe pain.
Sciatica -The same herniated disc that causes lower back pain can also cause sciatica if its inner material pushes against the sciatic nerve. Sciatica symptoms include low back pain as well as tingling, loss of sensation, pain and loss of muscle control in a leg or foot.
The longer you let a car accident injury go untreated, the worse it's likely to get. Even if you don’t immediately feel your injuries, the adrenaline from the trauma can mask or delay injury symptoms for days -- days your body can't afford to lose to further damage. That's why you need to get your spine evaluated by your chiropractor in Topeka right away, no matter how you feel.
Your chiropractor in Topeka can provide non-invasive, drug free car accident recovery and pain relief options. Chiropractic adjustments can relieve joint strain and correct your spinal alignment, while spinal decompression therapy provides disc pain relief and removes nerve pressure. Corrective exercises can help soft tissues heal so you regain your strength and flexibility.
Whether you're hurting right now or you're afraid of the damage an auto accident may have done, now is the time to schedule a chiropractic evaluation at Bolz Chiropractic. Your Topeka chiropractor looks forward to helping you feel better and make an optimal recovery!