At Lake Minnetonka Mobile Wellness, you have access to integrated care from our chiropractor, internal medicine doctor and massage therapist. Together, our professional team can offer an array of services. If you have been in an accident, you require a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. Our staff will create a personalized plan that works to achieve your goals.

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The Cascade of Effects From an Accident

A car accident causes your body to be thrown forcefully in one direction. Directly after, the seatbelts or airbags will force your body in the opposite direction. That means you have injuries from the initial impact as well as from the recoil. It occurs whether you’re hit from the side, front or back.

The injury can be worsened depending on the angle at which you were hit, the speed of the crash and the position of your body. It’s essential to determine the effects of your particular collision in understanding exactly how to treat you.

Sprains, Strains and Misalignments

You can’t help but notice the more serious injuries. What you might not know about, however, are the smaller strains and sprains that have occurred in the body. A sprain is when the ligament that holds your joint together s injured. A strain damages the muscle around a joint. Most car accidents will cause both. It will also create subluxation, which is a misalignment in a joint or in your spine. A severe accident may even cause disc-related injuries such as herniation.

You must find a practitioner who can deal with joint injuries as well as soft tissue damage. If you haven’t already had one done, we will send you to have an MRI or X-ray taken before embarking on treatment, allowing us to see the full picture of your problems.

The Importance of Seeking Immediate Help

Waiting to see if your injuries get better mean they may become permanent. As time goes by, the damage will become harder to reverse. Inflammation is caused by blood leaking out of the tissue that surrounds a damaged joint. This inflammatory process will lay down collagen in every direction, limiting your range of motion. If it’s been some time since your accident, however, it is never too late to seek help.

A chiropractor is the only doctor trained in using adjusting techniques to manipulate the joint and put it back into place. Along with chiropractic, you may benefit from having physical therapy, which is also offered by our team.