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Auto Accident Chiropractic in Panorama City

When you are injured in a car crash, the injuries typically involve the soft tissues of the body, which are overstretched due to the rapid deceleration that occurs when your car impacts another. Your head can snap forward and back, resulting in a whiplash injury, and the seatbelt can cause similar soft tissue injuries in your lower back.

Your body is designed to heal and repair itself, and it will attempt to heal after an accident. The first thing it does is to guard the injured area—it does this by creating muscle spasms that prevent you from using the area. Unfortunately, the body does not stop guarding and, over time, this tightness can result in calcium being deposited into the ligaments and muscles. Often, the pain you experience months or even years after an accident is tightness in the ligaments due to calcification.

Our Approach

At Paramount Family Health Centers, we offer a comprehensive approach including chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue therapies to help restore proper mobility to the spine and other joints and heal and re-educate the muscles, ligaments and tendons. If calcification has begun, we have therapies to help break that up.

The sooner you receive chiropractic care after an auto accident, the better. We would love to see patients the very day they have an accident, so we can restore alignment and address the soft tissue damage before guarding can take place. Often, the effects of adrenalin mask the pain and patients do not even realize they have been hurt until the next day, when they start feeling stiff and sore.

The Process

We will conduct a thorough examination—from head to toe—to determine the location and extent of your injuries. Based on our findings, we will design a care plan for your specific needs and will typically begin care at your first appointment.

Since most auto accident injuries involve the muscles or ligaments, which do not show up on X-rays. We will begin conservative care and, if you do not respond within a few days, we will refer you out for diagnostic imaging.

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Auto Accident Chiropractic Panorama City, CA | (818) 891-4000