Auto Injuries Specialist

As a top Chiropractor in Mountain View, CA, Dr. Kathryn Riley provides a variety of chiropractic techniques and services that help people living in and around the Bay Area and Silicon Valley who suffer pain after auto injury. Dr. Riley provides spinal adjustments, massage therapy and more to help with whiplash, headaches and backaches associated with auto injury.

Auto Injury Q & A

Can Chiropractic Care Help with Whiplash?

Auto injury can cause significant pain and disability immediately after the accident, but it can also cause soft tissue damage or other injuries that can linger for months. Whiplash is one of the most common auto injuries, and the symptoms of whiplash can last for months or even years. This painful condition often occurs during rear-end collisions, which jerks the head back and forth in a way that causes significant tissue damage in the neck. Scar tissue can develop over damaged tissue, resulting in chronic stiffness and discomfort. 

Chiropractic care can prevent the buildup of scar tissue associated with whiplash to improve range of motion and prevent long-term stiffness. 

How Can a Chiropractor Treat Headaches Associated with Auto Injury?

Headaches are common after a car accident. Trauma of the motor vehicle accident may irritate nerves in the cervical spine, which is the part of the backbone in the neck. Injured muscles can spasm to cause tension headaches. Any type of auto injury can trigger migraine symptoms.

A chiropractor can adjust the spine to reduce pressure on irritated nerves to relieve auto injury headaches and migraines. Chiropractic care also includes massage therapy to melt muscle spasms. A chiropractor can also suggest corrective exercises and offer lifestyle tips to help patients reduce or eliminate headaches associated with car accidents.

Is Chiropractic Care Good for Back Pain After a Car Accident?

Back pain is a common auto injury. This is especially true in rear-end collisions where the car seat straightens quickly to compress the bones in the lower back, known as the lumbar spine. The jolt to the lumbar spine can damage tissue and injure nerves, resulting in inflammation and pain. 

To alleviate back pain, a chiropractor can perform a spinal adjustment to relieve compression in the lumbar spine and reduce inflammation and irritation to the nerves. 

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Kathryn Riley, DC
820 East El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040
Phone: 650-204-4334
Fax: 650-969-4504
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