Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Injuries

Injured in a Car Accident near Arlington, VA? Call Jefferson Spine and Injury Center

We offer safe and non-invasive chiropractic treatment that you can trust. If you have a claim number - you have a doctor! All 3rd party insurance claims are accepted!

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Chiropractic Care

Have Your Injuries and Pains Alleviated at Jefferson Spine and Injury Center

We offer safe and non-invasive chiropractic treatment that you can trust. If you have a claim number - you have a doctor! All 3rd party insurance claims are accepted! 

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Why Choose Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident

Dr. Holcombe provides exceptional chiropractic care to injured people in Arlington, Va.

We regularly hear from many people who have never been to a chiropractor.

If you've never had chiropractic care, you might be surprised about how it can help you improve your health.

Let's look a few of the fantastic benefits.

3 Benefits of Chiropractic Care

1. Treating the Cause, Not Just the Symptoms

When you go to the doctor with aches and pains and you are subscribed medication, in the short term that offers relief.

However, this is simply masking the pain and offering potentially addicting pain pills.

Chiropractic care is safe and natural care. Beyond that, Dr. Holcombe is an expert of the spine and understands how integral it is to the entire body.

Therefore, when you come into our office with leg pain, you may be surprised to find out your leg isn't the problem at all!

Your hips could be misaligned, thus causing your legs to have to adjust to compensate the misalignment, thus causing leg pain. That is just one example.

Chiropractors are excellent at treating the underlying injury condition that is causing your pain and pain symptoms.

 

2. Better Sleep

Lack of sleep is a serious issue in our society and accompanies certain risks.

These risks are all lined up with mood, memory, disease, learning, weight gain, and cardiovascular health.

Even long-term conditions have been linked to poor sleep, such as dementia.

These problems are commonly related to stress, pain, and body aches, which is why it is fantastic that chiropractic care promotes better sleep.

 

3. Improved immunity

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It is important to have a healthy immune system to help fight off bacteria and viruses.

When your immune system isn't functioning properly, you are significantly more likely to become sick.

The immune system is too weak to battle off these viruses. Therefore, the bacteria have an easier time infiltrating the body.

The immune system can be greatly affected by misaligned organs, cells, and tissues.

With the assistance of chiropractic care in manipulating and realigning the spine, the immune system will free up and be able to protect you at full force.

Schedule an Appointment with Jefferson Spine and Injury Center

If you have suffered an accident injury due to an auto accident in Arlington, VA, it is vital that you contact a professional clinic that specializes in car accident injuries like Jefferson Spine and Injury Center.

Unlike many clinics, we accept ALL 3rd party insurance claims. That means our doctors can directly bill the at-fault party's insurance company.

Our ultimate goal is to allow you to focus entirely on your treatment and getting back to 100% health.

Let us deal with the insurance companies and medical billing!

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Chiropractic Treatments for Auto Accident Injuries

Click below to learn more about each chiropractic treatment at Jefferson Spine and Injury Center

 

Diversified Technique

Diversified is the technique that generally results in the popping sound as the chiropractor makes a manual adjustment to correct misaligned or subluxated spinal segments of the neck or back.

It is one of the most widely used forms of manipulation in the chiropractic field.

The focus is on restoration to normal biomechanical function, and correction of subluxations.

Diversified methods have been developed to adjust extremity joints, allowing for beneficial applications in treating sports injuries and other injuries.

Diversified adjusting of the spine uses specific lines of drives for all manual thrusts, allowing for specificity in correcting mechanical distortions of the spine.

X-rays and case histories are used in analysis and diagnosis.

No instruments are used in the adjusting procedure.

Motion palpation and full spine, hands-on techniques are used to deliver a deeper thrust, which makes an osseous (popping) sound as the adjustment is given.

Diversified adjustment procedures consist of high velocity, low amplitude thrusts that usually results in a cavitations of a joint.

These techniques attempt to use the normal biomechanics of the spine and extremities in order to create motion in spinal or extremity joints, with the goal of restoring function and structure to the joint.

 

Myofascial Release Therapy 

Derived from the Latin words "myo" - meaning muscle, and "fascia" - for band; myofascial release therapy

releases tension from the fibrous bands of connecting tissue (fascia).

Myofascial release therapy aims to free constrictions or blockages in the fascia, thereby alleviating problems with connective tissue scarring or injury.

The doctor uses myofascial release therapy to help individuals with poor posture, physical injury, illness, and emotional stress.

Using this therapy, disruptions of the fascial network are freed and tension on bones, muscles, joints, and nerves is relieved.

Ultimately, myofascial release restores complete balance back to the body.

Myofascial release therapy utilizes gentle, kneading manipulation that softly stretches, softens, lengthens, and realigns fascia.

After careful observation of one's posture, the doctor feels for stressed areas of the body.

When restricted areas are found, he gently stretches tissues found along the direction of the muscle fibers.

This stretch is held for a couple of minutes until a softening or release is felt.

These stretches are repeated until the tension is felt no more.

A myofascial release session may last up to an hour and can be administered one to three times per week depending on a patient's condition.

In addition, myofascial release therapy can be used to treat:

  • back pain
  • frozen shoulder
  • headaches
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • menstrual problems
  • incontinence
  • tennis or golfer's elbow
  • shin splints
  • sprains
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • muscle spasms
  • and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Furthermore, myofascial release can be administered to children suffering from birth trauma, head injuries, cerebral palsy, and scoliosis as well.

 

Activator technique

After 35 years of study and 15 years of clinical research, there evolved a technique based on low force and high speed activation of the skeletal structure which incorporated the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic science.

The activator method has grown to be the most widely used "low force" technique in chiropractic treatment.

This specific system of adjusting restores proper balance, and does it with improved safety and comfort.

How does the activator adjusting instrument work?

Activator technique utilizes a small spring-loaded adjusting instrument to deliver a focused corrective impulse into the dysfunctional spinal segment.

This technique is most commonly used in patients who prefer a low-force correction without the traditional "hands-on" thrust.

The hand-held activator instrument is specifically designed to deliver a controlled, light and fast thrust without undue strain to the patient.

​When any force, such as a chiropractic adjustment, intrudes into the body, muscles in the involved area are automatically contracted by reflex mechanism, in order to protect that area from the intrusion.

The Activator instrument produces a thrust which is quicker than the body's reflexes can respond and tighten up the local muscles.

In other words, the thrust delivered by the instrument is so quick that it accelerates ahead of the body's tendency to tighten up and resist the thrust of an adjustment.

So, in simple terms, the force necessary to move and adjust the joint is developed by the "speed" of the instrument's thrust, and not by a high "force".

So, although the Activator instrument produces a very effective thrust, it is felt as a very gentle sensation only.

Because of the accuracy and controlled light force, Activator Methods adjustments are suitable and comfortable for all types of patients, ranging from pregnant women, babies and children, to athletes and seniors.

Drop-Table Technique

A drop table has sections which can be raised about half an inch and then "drop" down with the weight of the patient and adjustment.

This system takes advantage of the spine's inherent design of the joints in order to move the spinal segment in the direction that will improve the motion.

The patient lies on the table, and upon a gentle but sudden thrust downward by the chiropractor's hands, the portion of the spinal column positioned above the table section is accelerated downward as the table segment is suddenly dropped.

At the end of the drop, the body's inertia transfers force into the affected joint and the soft tissue of the body, producing the desired change in the joint or the affected fibers of the musculature.

Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT)

SOT is a method of chiropractic based primarily on the identification and treatment of three bodily systems (called Categories): the cranial sacral respiratory system, the weight-bearing system and the function of the lumbar spine.

The cranial sacral mechanism is a combination of integrated functions that support, nourish and enhance the performance of the nervous system as it controls bodily functions.

The components of the cranial sacral respiratory mechanism are:

Respiratory motion of the sutural system of the cranium along with cranial bone flexibility.

Respiratory motion of the sacrum between the two ileum.

The tension of the dural membranes from its contact with the sutural system, the cranium, the upper cervical spine and the sacral base.

The inherent quality of the cerebral spinal fluid to pulsate and flow through the dural membrane system.

The growth and inherent respiration of the brain and ventricular system.

All other systems of the body have both a direct and indirect relationship to the cranial sacral respiratory mechanism (endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, etc.).

In SOT, structural analysis is based on objective clinical findings (indicators). These methods are based on normal physiology and how the physiology should react under certain conditions. For example, the Arm Fossae test is a challenge of multiple stimuli calling on the upper motor neurons system to coordinate function with the lower motor neuron system.

Once these indicators are collected, the SOT Chiropractor makes judgments as to the best treatment approach.

One of three categories are chosen, based on the needs of either the cranial sacral mechanism, the weight-bearing properties of the sacroiliac joint or the lumbar spine.

 

The three category system of classification is defined as follows:

 

Category I
A disturbance in the cranial sacral mechanism in its distribution of the cerebral spinal fluid, the tension of its dural membranes, and the function of the cranial/sacral structures to promote these qualities.

 

Category II
A disturbance of the body's weight-bearing system, primarily the weight-bearing sacroiliac interosseous ligaments, with a loss of the body's ability to maintain itself posturally against gravity.

The cranial sutural system is considered as part of the body's weight-bearing system.

 

Category III
A lumbar joint failure possibly resulting in discogenic involvement and nerve root compression or stretching.

A failure of the piriformis muscle is also considered in Category III as is a distortion of the pelvic iliofemoral complex.

Indicators for further treatment procedures are monitored as the treatment protocol continues.

By monitoring the indicators, you also will know when and if the adjustment has been successful.

All three of the category systems utilize specific pelvic blocking procedures to initiate alignment and respiration along with the spinal adjustment.

Cranial techniques are primarily indicated by the category system being treated.

This flow from full-body adjusting to specific cranial adjusting was developed over many years by Dr. DeJarnette.

Included in SOT is Chiropractic Manipulation Reflex Technique (CMRT).

CMRT is a system of organ function analysis and treatment as it relates to the spine and the occipital tendon insertions.

This method not only allows you to find the major vertebral subluxation but also the degree of involvement, (cerebrospinal-meningeal, vertebral visceral or structural-vertebral).

CMRT teaches a method of adjusting the vertebrae subluxation along with soft tissue reflexes to nourish the organ.

The occipital fibers are based on the ability of the proprioceptive system (Golgi Tendons) to respond to muscles influenced by spinal subluxations and visceral and meningeal disturbances.

CMRT allows the SOT Chiropractor to take a whole-person approach to health.

SOT also employs Trapezius fiber analysis with spinal palpation to define spinal subluxation and cervical indicators to define lumbar subluxation.

Extremity techniques are taught in SOT as part of its core curriculum since they are part of the weight-bearing system and can influence cranial sacral respiration.

 

Spinal Decompression

Non-surgical spinal decompression is a great way to restore your back to health.

Studies have shown that spinal decompression can effectively treat back pain, sciatica, , and other pain conditions.

How does spinal decompression help your spine heal?

Your spine is made up of bones called vertebrae, and these are separated by tough, fibrous, flexible discs.

The discs allow your spine to flex, bend, and twist -  and also act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae.

If your back is injured, strained, or if you have chronic pain, the individual segments of your spine can become immobile, tight, and restricted.

This fixation of the spine creates tremendous pressure on the discs.

This pressure can cause the disks to bulge or herniate, or can cause inflammation in the nerves that travel from your spinal cord to the rest of your body.

If the nerves become irritated or pinched, it can cause back pain, sciatica, or even numbness and tingling in your hip and leg.

Spinal decompression works by gently stretching your spine and reducing the pressure on your discs, restoring your spine's natural function and flexibility.

The treatment process is easy and relaxing.

First, the doctor will determine the specific area of the spine to target, and configure the decompression machine.

During a decompression treatment, you will lie comfortably on a padded table.

A belt fits around your waist and your lower chest.

Then, the computer-controlled decompression system slowly and precisely stretches your spine, then releases.

Over the course of the treatment, your spine will be carefully stretched and relaxed many times, “decompressing” the affected discs of the spine.

This increases circulation, hydration, and nutrition to the disc.

Studies support the efficacy of non-surgical spinal decompression.

Medical studies have shown the effectiveness of spinal decompression.

In 2010, researchers performed CT scans on patients before and after spinal decompression and found that not only did they have a dramatic improvement in symptoms, but there was also a significant improvement in disc height after treatment.

A 1998 study found that spinal decompression patients had a 90% reduction in disc herniations measured by MRI scans.

And, a 2008 Stanford University study found that non-surgical decompression resulted in an 83% reduction in back pain, with a high rate of patient satisfaction.

You don't need to suffer from back pain, neck pain, or sciatica!

Call our office today to see if non-surgical spinal decompression therapy can help you get back to health!

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