SOURCE: Back on Track Chiropractic

April 01, 2012 11:00 ET

Birmingham Chiropractor Recommends Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Injuries and Back Pain

BIRMINGHAM, AL--(Marketwire - Apr 1, 2012) - Back On Track Chiropractic in Homewood, Alabama is raising awareness about the importance of natural pain management for car accident victims. According to chiropractor Dr. Scott Duca, many accident victims prematurely settle their accident claims with insurance companies before the full extent of their injuries is known. This can lead to years of painful and expensive treatments. Dr. Duca recommends that all accident victims seek a full chiropractic evaluation prior to settling their insurance claims. Dr. Duca is committed to helping patients get "back on track" to better health after a personal injury, sports injury or car accident injury.

Birmingham chiropractor Dr. Scott Duca is encouraging all auto injury victims to seek immediate diagnostic care from a chiropractor following their accident. According to Dr. Duca, prompt diagnosis and treatment is essential to helping the body heal and preventing chronic pain.

"Many patients feel fine immediately following an auto accident, failing to realize that chronic pain may not be evident until weeks or months later," said Dr. Duca. "Patients mistakenly believe that they are not injured, only to end up suffering from back pain, neck pain and headaches for years to come. Unfortunately, that means that patients prematurely settle their car accident claims with insurance companies, and then end up spending years struggling with pain and expensive medical bills. A prompt evaluation from a chiropractor is critical to diagnosing and treating injuries before they seriously impact an individual's quality of life."

According to Dr. Duca, treatments like spinal adjustments and corrective exercises can help the body heal when other treatments fail. These treatments focus on the underlying cause for pain and are part of the practice's "whole body" approach to wellness.

"Even a minor fender bender can cause traumatic injuries to the musculoskeletal system," said Dr. Duca. "Patients should never assume that everything is 'okay' until they have been examined by a chiropractor. For example, speeds as slow as 5mph may cause serious whiplash injuries, leading to chronic neck pain and headaches."

The force of impact from a car accident may cause a herniated or bulging disc. If this disc compresses nearby nerves, patients may experience chronic pain, numbness and tingling sensations. If a disc in the lower back puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, patients may suffer from pain that runs down the back of their leg. This condition is better known as sciatica.

Spinal adjustments are designed to relieve pressure on the nerves. By restoring proper alignment to the musculoskeletal system, a herniated disc will no longer compress nearby nerves. In addition to spinal adjustments, Dr. Duca recommends corrective care exercises for his patients. These exercises help restore flexibility, balance and movement to the body.

"After an accident injury like whiplash, the soft tissues in the neck are extremely sore," said Dr. Duca. "The body naturally restricts its range of motion. Corrective exercises restore proper movement by strengthening the muscles and helping the body safely heal."

For the last 15 years, Dr. Duca has been providing chiropractic service for the Birmingham area for personal injuries and pain management for chronic conditions. Patients wishing to schedule a consultation can do so by contacting the office or filling out the website form.

Auto accident victims who would like to learn more about different treatments for back pain, neck pain and headaches may contact the Birmingham chiropractor via the website at:

Contact Information

  • Back On Track Chiropractic
    Birmingham, AL