Auto Injuries Specialist

Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Center

Chiropractors & Rehabilitation Specialists located in Houston, TX

The impact of an automobile accident could leave you with whiplash, herniated discs, pulled muscles, or worse. Your health and recovery is the number one priority of the providers at Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Center. They lead you through rehabilitation with chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and massage. If you’ve been injured in a car crash, contact the Houston, Texas practice online or over the phone as soon as possible.

Auto Injuries Q & A

Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Center

When should I see a chiropractor after a car accident?

If you’re in a major car accident and experience any significant injuries, you should go to the hospital right away. Otherwise, you should schedule an appointment with your chiropractor as soon as possible. You should also consult a chiropractor if:

  • You notice pain in the days following your car accident
  • Your pain worsens or changes
  • Rest and self-care don’t provide enough relief
  • Your primary care provider suggests you consult a chiropractor
  • You want to try to avoid medication or surgery for your injury

You should always have a healthcare provider examine you after an auto accident. It’s also in your best interest to see a doctor after an accident in case you end up needing to file an insurance claim.

Even if your pain is minor at first, it could still indicate a more serious underlying problem. Prompt treatment for any injury helps improve outcomes for recovery.

What types of auto injuries can a chiropractor help with?

The jolt from a car accident can lead to numerous musculoskeletal injuries. If the injury affects your muscles, joints, bones, or nerves, a chiropractor should be able to help you.

Injuries that you might contact a chiropractor for include:

  • Whiplash
  • Sprains, strains, and tears
  • Slipped discs
  • Back, neck, knee, or shoulder pain

The providers at Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Center specialize in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal issues.

How does a chiropractor treat auto injuries?

The chiropractors at Progressive Therapy and Rehabilitation Center provide individualized treatment plans for everyone they treat. They might use any combination of the following therapies:

Spinal adjustments

If your vertebrae get pushed out of alignment in an accident, your chiropractor can use spinal manipulation to return your spine to its intended position. The adjustments reduce pain and aid in recovery for many people.

Rehabilitative therapy

Physical therapy also helps reduce pain and promotes recovery. Specialized stretches and resistance exercises help repair strained muscles and restore range of motion.

Massage

Car accidents can cause all kinds of trauma to the body, including muscle tension, pulled muscles, knots, and inflammation. Deep tissue massage is a great way to reduce these complications and provide relief.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, contact the Houston clinic online or over the phone for an evaluation.