Spinal Injury Care After an Accident
Chiropractic care can get you out of pain fast and prevent long-term, debilitating damage.
After a traumatic injury – whether from a fall at work, a sports injury, or an auto accident – you run the risk of spinal injury. Even if the injuries you’ve sustained aren’t so serious as to be life-threatening, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be treated.
With spinal injury care from your Athens chiropractor, you can get out of pain quickly and reduce your risk of damage that can last a lifetime.
Why Seek Spinal Injury Care After a Traumatic Accident
When your body experiences trauma, it responds by flooding your system with chemicals, like adrenaline. Hormones and shock can prevent your body from experiencing pain immediately after an injury. That doesn’t mean, though, that your injury isn’t serious.
Traumatic injuries can eventually result in:
- Muscle stiffness
- Muscle spasms
- Radiating/referred pain
Though it can sometimes take weeks for these symptoms to manifest, you should still seek spinal injury care right away.
Your Athens chiropractor can perform a series of diagnostic tests that can show whether you’ve sustained damage. If so, Dr. Giles can start treatment right away, which will reduce pain (or even prevent it). Chiropractic care can also prevent the build-up of scar tissue. If not broken up, the scar tissue will continue to develop, severely hampering your range of motion and flexibility.
Chiropractic Care in Athens – Services That Will Reduce Pain
Dr. Douglas L. Giles works hard for his community. He used to serve as the President of the Georgia Chiropractic Association. In 2013, he was awarded Chiropractor of the Year by the same association.
He was able to serve in a distinguished position and win such a noteworthy title because of how dedicated he is to his patients and his community.
To better serve you, he provides the following services for spinal injury care in Athens.
- Chiropractic Adjustments: To realign the spine, promote healing, and increase joint mobility
- Spinal Decompression: To relieve nerve pressure that causes painful symptoms
- Rehabilitative Therapy: Massage therapy, ultrasound, and therapeutic exercises help the joints and connective tissues heal properly and prevent scar tissue formation
Grand Oak Healthcare Can Help Even If You Don’t Have Medical Insurance
One of the reasons people wait to see their Athens chiropractor after an accident is the cost.
If you’ve been in an accident, you may not have to pay any out-of-pocket fees. Your auto insurance – or that of the person who hit you – may cover the costs of chiropractic care.
If you have questions about cost, don’t hesitate to call the team at Grand Oak Healthcare. There’s no pressure. They just want to help you find a way to get the pain relief you need right away. You don’t have to worry about paperwork because Dr. Giles’ team takes care of it all to better serve you.