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Unfortunately every day thousands of people are involved in auto accidents. There are different treatment options available to recover from your injuries. At Rainier Sports & Spinal Rehab, our rehabilitation team provides a natural and holistic treatment approach for you to recover from your injuries. We serve the greater South Hill, Puyallup, Graham, Spanaway and other local cities in Pierce County.
Most likely you will experience back pain after an auto accident. Sometimes you don't feel any symptoms of pain until a few days or weeks following the auto accident. The most common complaint is dull deep pain and tenderness, unable to perform activities of daily living without pain, and unable to get comfortable with certain body positions. These complaints come from strained muscles, inflamed soft tissues, edema, and joint dysfunction.
Back pain may also feel sharp or shooting and can radiate into an arm or leg if a nerve is being compressed somewhere in the spine. This can happen if a disc herniates or bulges or if a joint becomes misaligned due to the force of the collision. Sharp back pain could also be the result of a spinal bone fracture.
If a person experiences a condition like whiplash (a neck pain syndrome due to forceful flexion/extension of the neck and head), they may also experience headaches, jaw pain, and other symptoms in addition to back pain.
The short answer: ASAP! We urge you not to "wait and see" how you're feeling after your auto accident to decide whether you should schedule an appointment with our chiropractor in Puyallup, WA.
Even if you think you feel perfectly fine, you should still meet with our chiropractor. Many people come to see us for help with their back pain or other symptoms that seem to "come out of nowhere." When we ask these patients if they've ever been in a car accident, we often hear: "Well I had a little fender bender a couple weeks/months ago, but I wasn't hurt."
The truth is, pain and inflammation can remain "hidden" for a while after trauma because flight-or-fight hormones like adrenaline mask these symptoms until they return to their normal levels. Our services, including spinal adjustments, manual therapy, massage therapy, Graston Technique, Active Release Technique, functional and corrective exercises, spinal biomechanics training, and more. Our approach and goals are to accelerate your body's healing capabilities, minimize or delay symptoms, speed up your recovery time, and avoid chronic issues later.
I always recommend Dr. Earle when people ask me where I go for my back care! No pressure or need to pre pay for months in advance. I just come when I need to and also get my wonderful massages from Krys! Love to feel papered and actually take care of myself once in a while:) Fantastic staff, all around!