Car Accident in Charlotte

Car Accident in Charlotte NC

Have you been in a car accident in Charlotte NC? Are you hurting? If you’ve been in a car accident and had a significant injury, you probably already went to a hospital or urgent care facility. Complex injuries such as those involving internal organs or head trauma warrant seeking medical attention immediately.

However, if you suspect the injuries were more soft tissue, which means strain or sprains to the muscles and ligaments, joints, and nerves, it is a good decision to contact a doctor to help diagnose and prevent further injury. Your medical doctor may prescribe pain medications and/or muscle relaxants which can help with pain and inflammation. However, you also need to treat the muscles and ligaments that received the injury, and immediate chiropractic care is the best approach.


Common Symptoms

Some of the most common symptoms of a rear end motor vehicle accident are:

• Neck pain and stiffness • Headaches • Dizziness • Blurred vision • Fatigue • Difficulty concentrating • Irritability • Tingling in her arms, hands and legs
• Middle and low back pain (less common)

At Priester Chiropractic, we implement therapeutic modalities such as ice and moist heat, clinical massage therapy for back pain, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation (interferential therapy). Specific clinical massage increases blood flow to the muscles and ligaments to remove toxins and deliver necessary nutrients. This promotes rapid healing with minimal to no scar tissue (fibrosis) formation, which is important because scar tissue often leads to chronic pain later in life. The sooner you get in to see us, the quicker you will have relief from pain, and the less chance you have of developing chronic pain.

As you go from pain to stiffness it is important to determine if there is any joint dysfunction causing you to have restricted motion. Joint dysfunction is when joints and muscles are not working together in a harmonious fashion which can also lead to chronic long-term problems as well. Adjunct treatments such as spinal manipulation and clinical massage therapy may increase mobility and prevent arthritis from developing. However, not every patient requires spinal manipulation. It is often important to begin the physical therapy modalities and at a later date determine whether spinal manipulation is needed.

Our Approach

Our approach to treating motor vehicle accident victims consists of a thorough physical and neurological exam to determine the diagnosis and treatment options, which are individualized to each patient. If we feel your diagnosis is a condition that needs further evaluation, we will not hesitate to refer you to the appropriate medical specialist or for imaging beyond the digital x-rays that we may take in the office. At Priester Chiropractic, all treatments are designed to help you heal as quickly as possible to save you time and money.


Documentation for Insurance Claims

When it comes to car accident injuries, we know that insurance companies like to have extra paperwork. Rest assured that we know how to document your situation so that the insurance companies receive the detailed paperwork that they need for processing your claims.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
7:30am - 4:30pm


Tuesday
7:30am - 4:30pm


Wednesday
7:30am - 4:30pm


Thursday
7:30am - 4:30pm


Friday
8:00am - 2:00pm


Saturday
Closed

Priester Chiropractic
1726 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 375-8264