Auto Accidents Q&A

Auto Accidents Specialist

Auto accidents can happen at any time no matter how good a driver you are. If you're injured in an auto accident you need to know that auto injuries tend to worsen over time, so it's vital to seek help from an experienced caregiver. Manuel Compas, DC, at Capitol Rehab Wellness Center in Annandale, Virginia has the experience you need. He can relieve your pain in a natural way.

What are the most common auto accident injuries?

The most common auto accident injury is whiplash. Whiplash actually refers to a group of symptoms that can include neck pain, neck stiffness, and restricted movement. Back pain, both in the lower and upper back, is also common in auto accident injuries.

Do you need surgery for auto accident injuries?

In the majority of cases, auto accident injuries result in short term pain, as long as you seek proper treatment promptly. This means that very few auto accident injuries require surgical correction.

In fact, only a small number of the people who have problems like chronic back pain need to have surgery. Many unnecessary surgeries are performed today, and some surgeries can make the problem worse instead of relieving it. Surgical correction is typically needed only for structural or congenital issues with the spine, neither of which result from auto accidents.

How are auto accident injuries treated?

At Capitol Rehab Wellness Center, Dr. Compas believes in taking a personalized approach to patient injury. This means that a customized plan is created based on your specific symptoms and issues. Treatment can include the following types of therapy:

Nonsurgical spinal decompression
Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that is helpful in relieving neck pain and back pain, which are both common auto accident injuries.

During spinal decompression, the spine is gently stretched out to alter its force and position. This gentle stretching can alleviate the pressure on lumbar and cervical discs and nerves that are causing the pain. Nonsurgical spinal decompression also improves the movement of water, oxygen, and nutrients to help damaged discs heal.

Chiropractic adjustments
Dr. Compas performs gentle chiropractic adjustments to correct any spinal imbalances or issues that may have resulted from the auto accident. All chiropractic adjustments are completely non-invasive and won't cause pain. Chiropractic care gives the body a way to heal naturally, with no medication necessary.

Dr. Compas may also recommend supplemental types of care including:

  • Massage
  • Yoga

With the right approach to care, auto accident injuries can be healed naturally. This will allow you to get back to living your life, pain free.


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