Over the years of practice in Tempe, Dr. Bruce Lubitz has noticed that Cervical Injuries are overlooked during Auto Accident Consultations. At our Tempe office, we take pride in the attention to detail we provide to each patient.
Cervical injuries are often overlooked in auto accident exams.
There are a few critical elements that are often overlooked by chiropractic physicians when they examine patients who were involved in an automobile accident. Most Chiropractors will do the basic tests like the range of motion, cranial nerve test, palpation, examination of the structures of the neck specifically the 7 vertebrae, and take x-rays. That’s all good but if you really want faster results but there are a few more areas that must be examined by your Chiropractor.
Your Chiropractor should examine your cranium for cranial faults, these are where the bones of the skull meet the neck. The trauma of auto accidents may cause these structures to jam. Then they can’t move to help pump spinal fluid through the ventricles of the brain. Your Chiropractor should also check for TMJ malfunctions, again the force of the injury can misalign this important joint causing several types of problems resulting in pain and discomfort. Both of these, the cranial and TMJ, can cause many types of symptoms like headaches, pain, fatigue, restriction of movement and many other symptoms listed below. These are but two often missed injuries that most Chiropractors overlook yet can cause continued and slow progress in healing.
Auto Accident and Injury Recovery in Tempe
In our Tempe office, we work with patients who have recently been in an Auto Accident. Dr. Bruce Lubitz has 42 years of experience successfully treating patients who have experienced the conditions listed below. Give us a call if you have recently, or have been, involved in an auto accident to find out if Chiropractic is right for your situation.
Common Issues Associated with Auto Injuries
- Neck Pain
- Jaw Pain or TMJ
- Back Pain
- Muscle Spasm
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Numbness or Tingling in the Arms or Legs
- Muscle Stiffness