When you have an auto injury you need to get treatment as quickly as possible. You may not feel anything immediately, but chances are you have whiplash, and it will start to hurt quite quickly. Dr. Andrew Leitzke and Dr. Tyler Leitzke of Precision Health and Wellness in Middletown, DE, Wilmington, DE, Bear, DE, and Newark, DE (two offices) offer all the services you need after an auto accident.
Computerized Radiographic Mensuration Analysis (CRMA)
After a traumatic occurrence like an auto accident that causes whiplash, you need to be examined to have your injury documented and diagnosed. With CRMA, you get a digitized X-ray that can help your doctor to determine the instability that may exist in your spine. A board-certified radiologist will examine your results to help the doctor to determine the proper treatment to recommend.
When the vertebrae in the back become misaligned, they affect the efficiency of how your body works. With the trauma of an auto accident, things may have shifted around and they need to be returned to their proper location. This can affect the soft tissues and the nerves that surround the spine. By adjusting the vertebrae, it helps both the joints and the soft tissue return to normal function. The message from the brain will be able to get through unimpeded.
With a serious auto injury, the vertebrae may become compressed and that is a painful condition. Spinal decompression is a non-surgical solution that helps to separate the discs. A mechanical device is used that stretches the spine then relaxes it with a computer-operated program. It helps to restore the range of motion and eliminate muscle spasms. It combines well with other chiropractic therapy, including electric stimulation and acupuncture.
Electrical muscle stimulation
Electrical muscle stimulation uses low levels of electric current to stimulate the muscles in the area where they are injured and sore. The current causes the muscles to contract, which after a while makes them tired. Tired muscles will relax and this relieves the pain.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy that, like chiropractic care, is based on the belief that the energy in the body needs to flow unobstructed. Tiny needles are placed at designated points to help to relieve the pain. Lasers, magnets, or electric currents are sometimes used rather than needles.
For auto injury treatment, you can count on Dr. Andrew Leitzke and Dr. Tyler Leitzke of Precision Health and Wellness in Middletown,DE. Wilmington, DE, Bear, DE, and Newark, DE. Contact us on our website or on the phone at (302) 449-1555 in Middletown,DE, Wilmington, DE, and Bear, DE, (302) 289-5425 on Glasgow Ave. Newark, and (302) 287-9914 on Centurian Blvd in Newark, DE.