Car accidents can result a wide range of injuries including whiplash, neck pain, headaches, mid back pain, lower back pain, extremity pain, or numbness and tingling in the arms or legs. Dr. Picarello has taken post graduate course studies for treatments related to auto accident injuries. Please call our office if you have been involved in an accident. Delaying treatment can result scar tissue developing in the muscle fibers, which may require the need for longer treatment. If your condition indicates you are not a candidate for chiropractic care, you will be referred out to specialist who can help.
Neck pain is the most common complaint following an auto accident injury, affecting up to 90% of patients. During a crash, inertia causes your body to move back with the seat while your head lags behind. This difference in movement triggers shear forces that can stretch and injure muscles, ligaments and discs in the cervical spine. This typically causes misalignments in the neck, the surrounding muscles becoming inflamed and swollen, which results in limited and painful mobility.
Studies show that chiropractic care can prevent the buildup chronic scar tissue, decrease pain and restore the range of motion in patients with whiplash and neck pain after an auto accident injury.
Dr. Picarello’s treatment includes gentle hands-on adjustments to help with misalignments and restore mobility. In conjunction with chiropractic care, physical therapy modalities such as ultrasound, interferential therapy, ice, heat and soft tissue myofascial therapy help with the healing process.