Whether you had a mere fender bender or a serious car accident resulting in total vehicle damage and severe injuries, the lasting effects to your body may be deeper than you initially realize. One of the most common injuries we treat in our office is whiplash. Whiplash is an injury of the neck and surrounding soft tissues that occurs after a sudden acceleration or deceleration, such as in a rear-impact car accident. In an accident that occurs at speeds even as low as 8 mph, whiplash is possible and can cause a patient trouble for years to come if not treated properly.
Whiplash is not the only injury that can occur from a car accident. Car accidents frequently cause lasting spinal and muscle issues, including: back pain, headaches, tendon and ligament injuries, soft tissue injuries, and TMJ.
These issues, if left untreated, will only become worse over time as scar tissue leads to increased soft tissue strain and restricted motion.
At Integrated Health Solutions, our goal is to help car accident patients eliminate the source of their pain, restoring optimal health as quickly as possible. We do this by analyzing, diagnosing and healing any injuries you may have sustained. We will provide you with the tools to lessen dependence on pain medications as well as methods to help you prevent injuries from turning into chronic pain.
What Treatments Can IHS Offer You?
At Integrated Health Solutions, we offer a number of whole-body treatments that can be personalized to fit your needs. Whatever type of car accident injury you have, we will work with you to develop a plan for holistic healing. Our treatment plans include the use of chiropractic care, Active Release Technique (ART), Graston, Acupuncture, and Physical Rehab.
ART is a soft tissue treatment that focuses on eliminating the cause of pain rather than alleviating symptoms. Dr. Charbel Harb is an ART expert who has trained with a team formed by Dr. P Michael Leahy, developer of the ART technique. ART is one of the most modern methods for treating overused muscles, and Dr. Charbel is well versed at the ART techniques and protocols that effectively heal various soft tissue conditions such as headaches, back pain, muscle tears, and many more.
In addition to ART, certified IHS doctors employ the techniques of the Graston® Method. The Graston Technique® is patented technology used by clinicians which, much like ART, works to break down scar tissue and fascial (fibrous tissue) restrictions. This technique uses specialized instruments to analyze, diagnose, and treat areas suffering from soft-tissue injury or chronic pain.
We also offer holistic physical rehabilitation services to restore your muscle health and help you regain the strength you need to live an active life. Dr. Charbel’s physical rehabilitation services are rooted in the practice of functional rehab. Dr. Charbel is certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). The SFMA method of functional rehab is a standardized clinical model which uses full-body movement evaluations to help diagnose and treat sources of pain.
After Dr. Charbel performs a detailed analysis of your injury, another common treatment method is the use of traditional acupuncture and dry needling therapies to improve healing, decrease pain and inflammation, and remove blockages from your system. These methods assist in restoring a healthy balance to your body and can be used to achieve deep tissue healing and whole-body rejuvenation.
How Soon Should I Seek Treatment After A Car Accident?
It is never too soon to begin treatment after you are involved in a car accident unless you are required to be hospitalized for other bodily injuries. Even if you do not immediately feel symptoms of muscle or soft tissue injury, this does not necessarily mean that no injury has occurred. At IHS, we can diagnose and reverse micro-traumas before a patient even begins noticing pain. Detecting soft tissue damage before symptoms set in allow for quicker healing. Leaving injuries untreated may eventually result in extreme and chronic pain or damage, so it is critical to address car accident related injuries as soon as possible after the accident occurs. Sometimes pain might not be felt until weeks or even months after the event.
If you have been involved in a car accident, call the Integrated Health Solutions team today and let us get you on the path to restoration. Our caring staff members are waiting to speak with you and help you schedule your first visit. Call us at 317.449.2020 .
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