Chiropractic Treatment of Sprain or Strain Injuries
Spine Align Chiropractic in Greenville, NC specializes in treating a wide range of injuries including sprains and strains caused by auto accidents. If you have recently been in an auto accident and are experiencing pain, discomfort, or limited mobility, our experienced chiropractors can help.
Sprains and strains are common injuries sustained in auto accidents, and can cause significant pain and discomfort. A sprain occurs when a ligament, the tough band of tissue that connects bones together, is stretched or torn. This can cause swelling, pain and limited mobility. A strain, on the other hand, occurs when a muscle or tendon, the fibrous tissue that connects muscles to bones, is stretched or torn. This can also cause significant pain, discomfort, and limited mobility.
The treatment of sprain and strain injuries differ depending on the stage of the injury. The first 24-48 hours following an injury are considered the acute stage, and the goals of treatment during this period are different from those in later stages.
During the acute stage, the main goals of treatment are to reduce pain, inflammation, and to protect the injured area from further damage. This is typically achieved through the use of RICE therapy, which stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. In later stages, the goals of treatment shift towards promoting healing and restoring function. If heat is used on an injury, it is used after the first 48 hours. Its purpose is to improve circulation and promote healing.
If you have been in an auto accident and are experiencing symptoms of a sprain or strain, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Delaying treatment can result in more serious complications and longer treatment times.
At Spine Align Chiropractic, our chiropractors have extensive experience in treating sprains and strains caused by auto accidents. We use a variety of chiropractic techniques, including spinal adjustments, soft tissue massage, and other muscular therapies to help our patients recover from their injuries and regain their mobility.
Contact Spine Align Chiropractic in Greenville, NC at (252) 355-1770 to schedule a consultation today!