The chiropractors at AICA College Park are dedicated to your health and creating a treatment plan that is specific to your goals and needs for a full recovery. While chiropractic care is centuries old, it has become more recognized for its extensive benefits as a form of healthcare that improves overall health and wellness in addition to treating injuries. The practice focuses on any potential misalignments among the spine’s vertebrae, correcting them to improve the overall function of the central nervous system, joint health, and range of motion while decreasing pain. Accident chiropractors often focus on misalignments caused by the impact of car accidents. Extensive studies have proven that chiropractic care helps the body’s systems work together to achieve optimal health.
The committed and passionate chiropractors at AICA College Park believe in the practice of chiropractic care and work every day to bring these benefits to our patients. Our goal is to make your body function at its highest level, using your natural ability to heal to improve the way you move and feel.
Most people visit a chiropractor in response to back or neck pain, whether it’s caused by an accident or simply sitting at a desk for too long. Treating pain like this is an important part of chiropractic care and one of the benefits of an adjustment. However, chiropractors are able to treat much more than back pain. The spine is more than just a bone in your back and actually supports a range of functions throughout the body, and when it’s misaligned, the dysfunction can show up in both expected and unexpected ways. These misalignments are responsible for chronic neck and back pain, but the neck also supports the head, and when the head moves forward one inch, about ten pounds of pressure is added. This is a major cause of headaches, for example. Sciatic pain is a common form of pain from a pinched nerve that can be treated with chiropractic care as well.
When the spine is placed back into alignment, it has a major impact on the nerve systems in the body. Because the central nervous system begins in the spine, a misalignment can cause interference with the crucial communication system between the nerves and the rest of the body. When the body is communicating properly, it can have benefits like an increase in immune system response, improved digestion, lower blood pressure, and relief from a range of other ailments. In addition to seeking an accident chiropractor after an accident, many people visit AICA College Park to address fertility issues or pregnancy-related pain, as well as stress and general preventative care.
If you’ve never visited a chiropractor before, it’s normal to be nervous, but the team at AICA College Park is ready to work with you to develop a care plan you are comfortable with. In fact, your first visit will be almost all talking. Your first appointment will begin with a consultation where you can share why you’re seeking chiropractic care, any symptoms you may be having, and your goals for recovery. There will also likely be a discussion of your medical history and related health issues to give the doctor a big picture view of your body’s health. All of this will occur before the physical examination, in which a chiropractor will manually assess your spine. In some cases, x-rays and other diagnostic imaging scans may be called for to identify problem areas.
This diagnosis and assessment of your spine will help to create a personalized treatment plan that your AICA College Park chiropractor can discuss with you. The main component of most plans will be manual adjustments, in which the chiropractor uses their hands and a special table to help move your spine back into its natural alignment. This may be paired with physical therapy, at-home remedies, management of lifestyle factors like diet, or alternative therapies to help you reach a full recovery.
While the accident chiropractors at AICA College Park are often the first line of defense, one of the reasons they are so sought after is that they work as a part of a larger team of specialists. At a single convenient location, chiropractors and patients have access to work with a range of other providers in a cooperative manner, ensuring that no aspect of your health and wellness is overlooked. Our staff includes orthopedic specialists, physical therapists, neurologists, pain management experts, radiologists, and physical therapists who work with our chiropractors to achieve complete recovery and healing.
All specialists also have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging equipment in order to support better, faster diagnosis and treatment of injuries. X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans are available onsite to see inside the body and identify the root cause of pain. This information is able to be used to create care plans without needing to communicate with other providers, travel to other locations, or wait for additional approvals, allowing us to offer comprehensive care at AICA College Park.
AICA College Park is able to treat a wide range of concerns and conditions with our comprehensive approach to care, centering chiropractic. But one major area of focus for us is the treatment of people who have been victims of car or other motor vehicle accidents. Even the most minor car crash can lead to a range of injuries, from general aches and pains to whiplash or even severe spinal damage. The force of impact alone is enough to cause vertebrae to be shifted out of place and become misaligned. Many common injuries related to accidents can worsen over time without treatment. Additionally, when dealing with insurance companies, proper diagnosis and documentation of treatment are even more important.
The accident chiropractors at AICA College Park see patients suffering from car accident injuries every day and know what to look for, even when you may not notice symptoms yourself yet. There is often a period between your accident and when symptoms appear where damage has still occurred and an expert assessment can allow you to be proactive about these injuries. In addition to identifying these injuries quickly, our accident chiropractors are able to develop treatment plans that meet the demands of your exact situation.
Whether you are seeking a chiropractor after a car accident or simply feel better on a daily basis, choosing AICA College Park is the first step in your journey to healing. With extensive experience combined with a range of techniques, our chiropractors are dedicated to positive outcomes for all patients and allowing them to return to a normal, active life as soon as possible. As a patient, we will walk through every step of the process with you and constantly update your care plan to meet your changing needs. You will also feel confident that all providers are working together to meet these goals and reviewing your case as a team.
Contact us today to schedule your first consultation with one of our expert accident chiropractors. We are looking forward to helping you reach total body wellness and begin your healing process, and to being there as you begin to experience a pain-free life.