Being involved in a serious car accident is a traumatic experience, both physically and mentally. Dr. Michael Varnay of V Chiropractic and Rehabilitation offers treatment for auto accident injuries, helping men and women in Littleton, Colorado, regain function and reduce pain. If you’ve lived through an auto accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to V Chiropractic and Rehabilitation to book a consultation.
Your first steps should be to secure your immediate safety and assess your condition. That means moving yourself (and in some cases, your vehicle) out of the roadway and to a safe location nearby. Check for any bleeding or signs of broken bones, and call 911 right away.
Emergency care can address internal injuries, broken bones, uncontrolled bleeding, and extensive tissue damage. Once your condition is stable, chiropractic care can help address the disturbances the accident created in your spinal alignment.
Very often, the force placed upon your body in an auto accident causes serious problems in your spine. Your spine consists of 33 bones and a multitude of joints, ligaments, intervertebral discs, nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. This complex network supports your entire body, protects your spinal cord, and enables movement.
An auto accident can disrupt this interconnected system, causing pain, limited mobility, and systemwide medical issues. Chiropractic care corrects those disruptions, restoring proper vertebral alignment and reducing pressure on the surrounding soft tissues.
During your initial appointment, you’ll discuss your health history, lifestyle, and current needs with Dr. Varnay, including how the auto accident has affected your life. He then completes a thorough exam, checking for areas of tenderness and range-of-motion limitations.
Imaging is an important part of the process. Dr. Varnay reviews any X-rays, MRIs, or other imaging gathered after your accident to identify vertebral misalignment. He can also coordinate your care with other medical professionals you’re working with.
In the aftermath of a serious car accident, there may be times when your pain levels spike as your body heals. If you find yourself in need of urgent chiropractic care, Dr. Varnay offers after-hours treatments in his Littleton, Colorado, office.
He views his role to be that of your partner in restoring pain-free spine function after a traumatic injury. Making his services available to fit your needs, and not the other way around, is an important part of that partnership.
To learn more about chiropractic care for auto accident injury, schedule an appointment with Dr. Varnay today.