Auto Injuries and Whiplash

Conditions / Auto Injuries and Whiplash

Our Omaha chiropractic office sees several patients who have been involved in a car accident. While auto injuries come in many shapes and sizes, we have resources that can benefit all of them. 

Our care is non-invasive and gentle, allowing the body to heal safely. Whether you’ve had surgery, have whiplash or herniated discs, our chiropractic solutions will aid in your recovery process. 

With violent car collisions come a variety of factors, physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. The damage to the body can be severe, and the anguish and post-traumatic stress can be debilitating in their own right. 

Chiropractic care can significantly increase your health on all levels, and Dr. Peters will endeavor to manage your pain as he cares for your physical, emotional, and social health.

Some of the symptoms you may receive after your auto accident include the following: 

  • Neck, shoulder, or back pain
  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Headaches 
  • Loss of range of motion or mobility 
  • Sore or stiff muscles or joints
  • Discomfort when mobilized or at rest
  • Numbness or tingling sensations 
  • Swelling or redness in compromised areas

There are a variety of reasons you may experience these accident-related symptoms that often happen when involved in a forceful impact:

  • Herniated disc(s)
  • Muscles strains or sprains
  • Whiplash 
  • Lumbar sprains

For those injured due to a collision, our rehabilitation and chiropractic services offer safe treatment that provides holistic care to the body, generating peace of mind. 

Should I See a Chiropractor After My Auto Accident?

We recommend visiting with a chiropractor after an auto accident. Our office works with many patients who didn’t feel pain immediately after their accident occurred. This is very common. Often, our adrenaline will kick in and take over. 

This reaction is generally a positive response, it serves to remove us from harm’s way, and it’s a powerful survival tactic. However, it may mask your pain and injury and could cause more damage down the road.

Having Dr. Peters give you a physical exam will let you know if there are any concerns, and the sooner you know what’s going on in your body, the better. 

If, after your accident, you start noticing aches or pains or general new body nuances, see a chiropractor as soon as you can. Even if these things don’t seem very significant, even if your accident was a small fender-bender, make an appointment with our office. 

The small discomfort can get big fast, and that puts other muscles and joints at risk. Let our team get your body functioning well and in its best, natural state so it can perform for you. Our strategic health plans allow for the ultimate in safe support, strengthening, and quick healing. 

How Will a Chiropractor Treat My Auto Accident Injury?

Dr. Peters has an array of non-invasive, effective treatments that offer reasonable care without the need for pain medications, injections, or surgery. Our various solutions will never hide your pain, but get to the root and fix the cause. 

Chiropractic adjustments for your car accident injury

Generally, after an auto accident, the neck and back are affected. In many cases, it’s due to strained muscles, ligaments, and spinal joints or discs. Using gentle, safe, controlled manual thrusts, Dr. Peters will target specific muscles and joints to improve mobility and decrease pain. 

Instrument assisted soft tissue technique for your car accident injury

Using handheld chiropractic tools, Dr. Peters will improve tissue health that can cause pain and lead to loss of range of motion, flexibility, and mobility loss. These instruments are designed to effectively and swiftly provide relief. Injured tissue often becomes disorganized, and this scar tissue limits movement and may cause pain. Our chiropractic tools help the tissue recoverin a more organized manner while increasing blood flow and pliability of the scar tissue. 

Manual therapy / Myofascial Release for your car accident injury

Using evidence-based chiropractic techniques, we will identify your pain points and manage your pain through specific manual solutions. This relaxes your muscles, which will restore flexibility and mobility. 

Kinesio Taping therapy (KT) for your car accident injury

Taping is a reliable way to give support to injured areas of the body. It allows muscles and joints to relax, giving them needed healing time. Taping can effectively support and encourage pain-free movement.

The McKenzie Method for your car accident injury

Dr. Peters will teach the patient how to support their body independently with proactive care that strengthens the body and keeps it functioning and high-performing. Upon determining the cause of your discomfort, a program will be provided that enhances your quality of life and decreases your visits to our office. Patients love these self-care solutions and regaining control of their condition. 

Functional rehabilitation exercises and stretches for your car accident injury

When our patients are healthy enough for at-home stretches and exercises, we offer a variety of exercises that are designed and personalized for their needs, goals, and abilities. Combined with our chiropractic care, this contributes to a quicker recovery. 

At-home exercises are great at abolishing pain and preventing recurrence. 

Our chiropractic team wants your injury to heal quickly and effectively; our techniques provide that type of care and our level of commitment to your health is unmatched. 

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care After Your Auto Accident

Auto accidents cause a lot of damage, and they can take a toll on your overall health. Let us help with the physical and mental aspect as much as we can. If you’re feeling any signs of discomfort, we want to see you. We’ll help you get your life on track as you regain confidence in your body. 

Our chiropractic techniques are here to support you in any way they can. We’ve seen several patients who have been involved in a collision and understand the pain it can cause; we want to get your physical health under control so the rest of you can follow suit.

OMNE’s Chiropractic Process

There are a variety of injuries that can occur after your auto accident. Chiropractic care can benefit many of them using the most conservative, non-invasive techniques. From headaches to backaches to hip pain, we want to help.  

On your initial visit with Dr. Peters, you will be asked a series of questions regarding your medical history, prior surgeries, and the injuries sustained due to your collision. You will then have a physical exam to determine what’s causing your pain and discomfort. Once determined, a plan will be put into place that supports your healing and recovery process.

We will go over our intentions and why we believe our plan will be the best way to quick, effective, safe recovery, and we invite any questions or concerns you may have. Be prepared to start your plan on your first visit. We believe your healing process should begin now.

Our non-invasive support for auto injuries is a welcomed service for our patients whose bodies have already been through an ordeal. Read how we’ve benefited them, and then call us for your appointment today. 

“Dr. Peters has done an amazing job helping with recovery from an injury. He paid attention to all the details of the issue and even helped set up quick workout plans to do at home. Highly recommend.” - Daniel Z. // Omaha, NE