If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, Dr. James Sylvia provides chiropractic treatment in Goldsboro, NC to help you get back on your feet.
Common Types of Auto Accident Injuries Treated By a Chiropractor
Auto accidents can cause several types of injuries. The most common accident-related issues that chiropractors address include the following:
- Herniated discs
- Neck pain, shoulder pain, and headaches
- Back pain
- Spinal cord injuries
- Chest pain
- Knee pain
Treatment Techniques for Auto Accident Pain
Recovering from an auto accident can be stressful and painful. Dr. Sylvia offers several methods of treatment in Goldsboro, NC to suit your needs and comfort level.
The Gonstead technique is a common practice that requires hands-on manipulation. It typically takes place with the patient lying on their side. After a thorough examination to determine where the pain is coming from, Dr. Sylvia will provide manual manipulation to address the symptoms and the root cause.
Thompson Drop Table Technique
At times, a manual adjustment might be too forceful for the condition or the patient’s comfort. In times such as these, Dr. Sylvia utilizes the drop table or the Thompson Technique.
This treatment employs the use of a specialized table, which is lifted up at the area being targeted. As Dr. Sylvia applies a gentle thrust, the table drops. It provides more speed yet less force, allowing gravity to do most of the work. This results in gentle but effective therapy that helps reduce or eliminate auto accident pain.
It’s common for muscles to tense up when an adjustment is taking place. This is the body’s reflexive way of protecting itself. Unfortunately, this can impact the success of the treatment you receive.
To combat this and provide gentler treatment, especially for pregnant women and children, the Activator method is often used. This method involves the use of a small, spring-loaded, handheld tool. Dr. Sylvia activates the tool at the targeted area, which delivers a quick thrust. The thrust occurs too quickly for the body to tense up, resulting in more effective treatment.
Dr. Sylvia and the Berkeley Chiropractic Center team are dedicated to relieving auto accident pain and getting you back to your pre-accident self. Call (919) 341-1818 to book your appointment today.