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Auto Accident and Pain Relief

Reston and Herndon Auto Accident Pain Relief

Traumatic car accident injuries, such as whiplash or a herniated disc, can affect your body for months - or even years - after an auto accident occurs.

Many accident victims struggle with chronic neck pain, back pain and headache that prevent them from living full, active lives. If you are the victim of a motor vehicle accident, don't let this happen to you! For 22 years, chiropractor Dr. Lisa Walmsley has been helping Reston and Herndon accident victims safely recover with non-invasive chiropractic care and physical medicine.

Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries. When your car is hit from behind, the sudden force of impact "whips" your cervical spine forward and backward, which can cause serious damage to your neck and injure the ligaments and tendons. Following an auto accident, you may struggle with neck pain, migraines and experience difficulty concentrating. You may also experience significant soreness and tenderness that makes it difficult to turn your neck. Gentle chiropractic adjustment is a safe and non-invasive treatment that restores alignment to your cervical spine. Physical medicine exercises can also restore a full range of motion and movement.

Many accident victims also suffer from a herniated disc in the lower back, in addition to whiplash. A crash impact can force a disc out of position in the spine, causing the disc to put pressure on nearby nerves. This nerve compression can cause shooting pain in the back, buttocks, and legs, a condition known as sciatica. While prescription painkillers can temporarily relieve this pain, medication cannot restore alignment to the spine or stop a herniated disc from putting pressure on the nerves. Our chiropractor will use non-invasive chiropractic adjustment techniques to naturally correct the alignment of your musculoskeletal system and restore the herniated disc to its proper position, relieving nerve pain.

In addition to chiropractic care, physical medicine, and corrective exercises can help speed recovery for many patients. Following a car accident, many soft tissue injuries lead to permanent strain for connective tissues like the tendons and ligaments. Our chiropractor will help strengthen your body with physical exercises that restore a full range of movement, flexibility, and coordination. We also use electrical muscle stimulation and trigger point therapy to relax the muscles and speed internal healing. We will design a unique program tailored specifically to your injury recovery and lifestyle needs.

Even a minor fender-bender can cause damage to your musculoskeletal system that may affect your quality of life for years to come. We encourage all auto accident victims to visit our practice for a prompt diagnostic assessment. The earlier our chiropractor can determine the type and extent of your injuries, the faster we can begin the healing process and help in avoiding chronic back pain and headache.

Our Herndon Chiropractic practice is conveniently located just one mile from Reston Town Center: call us today at (703) 742-5470 to schedule an appointment.