Pasadena car accident chiropractor, Dr. Kevin Cressey is a graduate of the Spine Research Institute of San Diego’s Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology Program, specializing in auto accident injuries. If you’ve recently been involved in a car accident, allow him to provide a thorough examination to assess the damage to your body.

A number of car accident injuries are easy to identify, but others are much more difficult to spot. Many people sustain injuries in collisions and fail to seek medical care, as they feel the damage is minor and will go away on its own. Unfortunately, this is often far from the case. Some of the most common car accident injuries that can be treated with chiropractic care include:

 

  • Whiplash and Other Neck Injuries

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates more than 800,000 people sustain whiplash injuries each year. However, most cases go unreported, as victims fail to recognize the symptoms. Depending on the severity of the crash and the impact on the body, neck injuries can vary from minor to severe nerve and spine complications. While some people experience pain immediately, others do not begin to suffer until weeks or months following the accident. Dr. Cressey has been specially trained to manipulate the spine to reposition the vertebrae and restore normal movement.

  • Soft Tissue Damage

    In addition to neck injuries, soft tissue damage also includes the painful spraining and straining of other muscles, tendons and ligaments. Damage can take place in any extremity of the body and is often difficult to locate as these types of injuries cannot be identified on x-rays or diagnostic scans. Many people fail to seek treatment for these injuries, as they assume they’ll go away on their own. Dr. Cressey is an expert at treating these types of injuries, by conducting a thorough evaluation and creating an appropriate healing plan. If not treated properly, these damages can lead to serious issues such as chronic pain and joint dysfunction.

  • Back Injuries

    The impact of a collision often leads to mid-back and low-back muscle sprains ─ and sometimes even more serious back injuries. The force against the spine can cause damages such as back sprains and strains, fractured vertebrae and herniated disks. While some victims experience pain immediately, others don’t feel discomfort for days or weeks afterwards, as it can take time for the inflammation to kick in. Dr. Cressey can adjust the spine, taking pressure off the joints and reducing the inflammation of the nerves, which helps to reduce the pain.

If you’re looking for a car accident chiropractor in Pasadena, contact Dr. Cressey. He will evaluate your condition and create a customized treatment plan, designed to ensure you won’t experience recurring pain from the incident in the future.