One of the most common reasons patients come to see us at R3 Integrative Health is due to an auto injury. It’s important to seek medical attention after an accident, so minor pains don’t turn to chronic pains. Our patients have often gone to other auto injury specialists in Moncton; however, they haven’t seen entirely successful results.
Ricki is a certified Deep Tissue Massage Therapy professional who is dedicated to the treatment of his patients.
We work with all kinds of patients in every stage of their recovery from a collision, including:
- Post-surgery patients
- Whiplash patients
- Rehabilitation patients
- Patients suffering from back or neck pain
- And more
Those involved in an auto accident face several challenges; physical health is only one. Our bodies react differently to different kinds of trauma, and no matter how severe the collision, your wellness is at risk.
Supporting the body with a safe, natural healing process will benefit your emotional and mental health as it rebuilds balance and restores physical strength.
Every accident is unique, and every patient deserves a personalized approach to their wellness plan afterward. Pain affects people differently, and it’s our job to make you feel comfortable at every step of the healing process.
We are experts at determining the root cause of your discomfort and ending the pain at the source so your body can properly heal and you can move forward with your life pain-free.
Patients can suffer from a number of different pain issues after a vehicle collision; some include:
- Lower back pain (lumbar pain)
- Neck pain
- Sore muscles
- Loss of range of motion
- Shoulder or hip discomfort
- And more
In order to find the actual cause of the symptoms, we administer our whole-body, holistic body screening. Often, we find that the cause is due to one or more of the following:
- A strained or sprained ligament or muscle
- Herniated discs
- Nerve irritation
- And more
Our team has helped many patients who have had surgery after an auto accident. In these cases, the body must start moving as soon as possible. Helping the muscles and joints get mobile ensures the body finds its natural balance faster and offers strength, circulation, and better life quality.
Ricki will put a take-home exercise plan into effect to further support the in-office solutions we provide. Your safety and quick recovery are our priority, and we’re ready to help get your life back.
When a vehicle is hit from behind or rear-ended, the force can cause significant harm to the necks of the occupants. The cause is usually attributed to whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury that happens when the head is suddenly and violently jerked forward and backward. It’s important to note that even a very low-impact rear-end collision can cause whiplash.
Other ways for whiplash to occur include a decisive blow to the head or chin, a serious fall, or the forceful pulling of one or both arms.
When this kind of trauma transpires, the neck’s muscles, tendons, or ligaments are damaged. The symptoms may show themselves as:
- Neck stiffness and soreness
- Loss of range of motion or flexibility
- And more
In some instances, the injured party doesn’t realize the effects of the auto accident for hours or even days after the occurrence. Ricki always recommends visiting with a medical practitioner after any collision to ensure your body’s health, even if you don’t feel immediate pain or discomfort.
Should you ever feel pain after an accident, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible, no matter the amount of time that’s passed since the occurrence. The sooner, the better is always the smartest way to ensure your wellbeing and reduce the risk of worsening pain. At R3, we find a unique plan that puts your needs first. We hope to reduce pain as quickly as possible in the most organic way and decrease the probability of chronic or long-term injury or pain.
Using our team to mitigate your whiplash injury means you’ll get non-invasive, effective treatments that often offer immediate relief.
Ricki is a Moncton whiplash expert who has the experience and training to treat whiplash and other common auto injuries. We use various techniques and a tailored skillset that nurture a safe and effective recovery. We want our patients to feel confident with their wellness journey, and our team will design plans around their goals and abilities.
Some of our solutions to auto injury pain include:
- Class 4 deep tissue laser therapy
- Deep tissue massage therapy
- Massage therapy
- Graston Technique (Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization- IASTM)
- Neuro-Kinetic Therapy (NKT)
- Proprioceptive Deep Tissue Tendon Reflex (P-DTR)
- Shockwave Therapy
- Exercises and stretching techniques
When we see a patient with an auto accident injury, we find out everything we can about their medical history, the nature of the accident, and current pain points. Ricki will perform a complete diagnostic exam, lasting upwards of 90 minutes. Understanding the cause of the problem will allow us to create a thorough healing plan designed around the needs and goals of the patient.
Of course, there’s no foolproof way to avoid a vehicle collision, but being present and aware at all times while driving is the first step. A rear-end collision is the most straightforward kind of accident to prepare for physically. In many cases, you can see that it’s about to happen but have no way of avoiding it.
If you’re about to get rear-ended, the best ways to avoid whiplash include:
- Having a properly adjusted headrest
- Resting your head and neck against the seatback or headrest
- Bending your neck back slightly to look at the top of your windshield and staring straight ahead, your head should not be turned, and don’t look in the rearview mirror
- Shrug your shoulders up toward your ears
- Keeping both hands on your steering wheel with a tight grip and straight arms
- If you’re stopped, put your foot on the brake as hard as possible
These steps may help reduce the risk and severity of a neck injury, but they may not stave it off completely. Our non-invasive Deep Tissue Massage Therapy combined with our other reliable soft-tissue treatments are a smart way to get rid of your pain quickly.
At R3 Integrative Health, we educate our patients on the importance of proactive care. We want you to leave our office with all the tools you need to establish a healthy lifestyle and adequately take care of your body. Our team offers safe, effective solutions in our office and at-home strengthening exercises for further support and a faster recovery.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, we’d love the opportunity to work with you. Do you have other specialists you’re working with? That’s okay; we’re happy to provide our insight, too, and will gladly speak to any parties involved in getting you healthy.