Have you been in an auto accident/collision?
Chiropractic care can help resolve issues related to auto injuries, including whiplash, which is a common problem to arise after an accident/collision.
Whiplash (also called neck strain) occurs when a sudden impact snaps the head forward and backward. If you are also experiencing any of these symptoms, call our office for an evaluation:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Pain in the shoulder and/or between the shoulder blades
- Low-back pain
- Pain or numbness in the arm and/or hand
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering
- Irritability, sleep disturbances, and/or fatigue
- Jaw pain/stiffness or teeth that feel like they aren’t fitting together correctly
Many people feel “only a little sore” after an accident. They often delay a chiropractic visit and find their slight soreness does not dissipate but develops into a restrictive stiffness with pain. Reason being, it is not uncommon for people to experience a delay in whiplash symptoms.
When it comes to your health and well-being, nothing is trivial. Receiving an assessment within a day or two of an accident allows Dr. Gard to pinpoint or rule out injuries as soon as possible. With advanced certification in biomechanics, occupant kinematics, clinical diagnostics, and management of spinal trauma and mild traumatic brain injuries from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Dr. Gard will answer your questions, and if needed, recommend a personalized treatment plan to help you regain or maintain your freedom.
Even if you’re unsure about post-accident symptoms (minor or major), call today to make an appointment.
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Address injuries to save money—and regain physical freedom.
While vehicles continue to improve their safety ratings and the number of crashes drops, accidents are still very costly. The CDC states, “The economic impact is also notable: in a one-year period, the cost of medical care and productivity losses associated with injuries from motor vehicle crashes exceeded $80 billion.” (http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/costs/)
At Walker Road Chiropractic, Dr. Gard and his team want to help improve your life by restoring your health, which will save you time and money.
Every(body!) is different. Focus on your situation to improve your health.
You might be able to describe symptoms, but a detailed understanding of what happened during the collision, including your body’s position, will help identify particular movements or positions that are now causing ongoing problems. Dr. Gard also considers your post-accident body movement when pinpointing injuries from a car collision.
Target mobility issues and physical discomfort.
Dr. Gard uses state-of-the-art E-Scan™ Digital Electronic Palpation and DynaROM™ Motion surface EMG. In addition to range-of-motion observation, the MyoVision provides Dr. Gard with another tool to accurately locate problem areas of heightened neuromuscular activity and true muscular spasm. Sometimes people will have “normal” range of motion after an accident, but they still experience pain. This tool helps pinpoint those hard-to-find areas.
Dr. Gard also uses a state-of-the-art MyoVision Flexvision dual digital inclinometry on the cervical (top) and lumbar (lower middle) spine to quickly and accurately quantify any limitations or asymmetries in your range of motion. (Check out the graph for technical details.)
Pulling from his years of training and experience, Dr. Gard will accurately diagnose your condition and coordinate your proper treatment, which uses the right techniques and tools for your situation.
Provide Customized Treatment
At Walker Road Chiropractic, Dr. Gard and his team know that each person requires different approaches to identify problems and resolve symptoms. His goal (after you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle collision) is to help your body hold correct alignment and proper neuromuscular control, so you can restore your health and physical freedom.
In addition to personalized treatment, Dr. Gard provides each person with customized advice for gentle restorative exercises and stretching to further help with healing. You’ll also learn prevention tips, like proper headrest and body positions, which can help curtail injury if you’re unfortunately involved in another collision.
Want to improve your life through the practical power of chiropractic care?