SOURCE: Decatur & Craig Chiropractic

December 13, 2011 10:00 ET

North Las Vegas Chiropractor Announces Car Accident Treatment

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Dec 13, 2011) - Decatur & Craig Chiropractic announced that the practice has extensive experience treating car accident injuries. Chiropractor Dr. Rick Hallgren has been helping patients manage back pain and neck pain caused by auto accident injuries for over 20 years. Palmer graduate, Dr. Hallgren uses a variety of chiropractic techniques to restore alignment to the spine and relieve chronic pain. Dr. Hallgren also offers physical therapy to help patients regain a full range of motion. He also provides Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to help slow healing wounds and injuries following an auto accident injury.

North Las Vegas/Las Vegas chiropractor Dr. Rick Hallgren announced that his practice, Decatur & Craig Chiropractic, offers treatment for auto accident injury patients. As a Palmer graduate, Dr. Hallgren has been helping accident victims with natural pain management for over 20 years.

"Many patients do not realize that an auto accident injury can do serious damage to the musculoskeletal system," said Dr. Hallgren. "Even a minor fender bender can knock the spine out of alignment, leading to chronic back and neck pain. Spinal adjustments are a safe and effective treatment that corrects the underlying cause for pain and provides long-lasting relief."

According to Dr. Hallgren, one of the most common auto accident injuries is whiplash. This occurs when the force of impact whips the cervical spine forwards and backwards, beyond its normal range of motion. Patients may suffer from neck pain, headaches and difficulty concentrating.

A herniated disc is also a common car accident injury. If the herniated disc compresses nearby nerves, patients may experience long-term back pain. If soft tissues in the back are injured, the back may also be sore and stiff.

Depending on the type of injury, Dr. Hallgren uses several different adjustment techniques, including Activator methods, the Palmer Technique and Diversified Technique. For example, the Diversified technique uses gentle force to correct a misalignment of the spine, which restores a full range of movement to the body.

"My goal as a chiropractor is to help each patient get healthy as quickly as possible," said Dr. Hallgren. "Every patient has unique wellness and personal injury needs, so I use a variety of different adjustment techniques to help restore proper alignment. Depending on the type of injury, physiotherapy or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy may also be helpful for restoring motion and promoting internal healing."

Dr. Hallgren encourages accident victims to be evaluated for injuries as soon as possible following an accident.

"Many patients do not experience pain until weeks or even months after an accident," said Dr. Hallgren. "Unfortunately, the longer a patient waits for treatment, the more scar tissue can build up, which exacerbates pain. Waiting for treatment also means that patients miss out on the opportunity to receive full compensation from insurance companies for their injuries. I encourage all patients to receive a prompt diagnostic evaluation following an accident. The earlier we can identify an injury, the more we can do to help!"

Individuals who wish to learn more about the North Las Vegas/Las Vegas chiropractor's auto injury treatments for neck and back pain may visit the practice's website,

Contact Information

  • Decatur & Craig Chiropractic
    Las Vegas, NV