Queens Chiropractor Raises Awareness for Treatment Options for Car Accident Injury Patients

Sun Apr 7, 2013 10:00am EDT

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QUEENS, N.Y., April 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A Queens chiropractor wishes to alert drivers to
the possibility of serious musculoskeletal injuries that may occur in a collision or other
accident, as well as their options for treatment, rehabilitation and continuing wellness.
According to Dr. James Lee, DC of Dr. Lee's Spine Center, a spinal evaluation can detect damage
and misalignments from such an incident before pain, stiffness and internal scarring can progress.
"It's especially important to make drivers aware of this especially during peak travel seasons,
when the number of auto accidents and related injuries tends to increase," Dr. Jacobs says.

A car accident can injure the body in a variety of ways, notes the Queens chiropractor. In
addition to organ damage and lacerations, the skeleton and connective tissues are subjected to
extreme forces that can create vertebral misalignments, bulging or herniated discs, nerve
impingement and torn muscles or tendons.

"Even if you are hit by a car moving relatively slowly, the momentum of that heavy object
impacting the vehicle transfers to your body," says Dr. Lee. "For example, the force of an auto
impact flings the head forward, throwing the cervical spine out of balance and tearing the neck

He notes that the resulting condition, commonly known as whiplash, can leave victims with neck
pain, stiffness and headaches. "The thoracic and lumbar spine can also suffer from misalignment,"
Dr. Lee adds, "and this typically causes not only back pain and stiffness but pinched nerves from
a displaced disc. Fortunately, chiropractic care
 can relieve this condition."

The Queens chiropractor
 emphasizes that auto accidents become a special problem during the spring break and summer months
when travel is at its peak. "We want people to know how to get help if they're hurt," Dr. Lee
explains. "Some car accident injuries
 don't cause pain until weeks after the incident, but if you put off the necessary evaluation and
treatment your body can start to heal itself improperly, creating scar tissue that impedes full
recovery and adds to your stiffness and pain."

The chiropractor employs a combination of techniques to treat car accident injury cases. He states
that spinal adjustments can correct vertebral imbalances and reduce pressure on nerves, while
massage therapy
 can soothe muscles and help them heal. "We may also prescribe physiotherapy and ongoing wellness
care to make sure our patients recover and remain healthy," Dr. Lee says.

In addition to auto accident treatment and rehabilitation, Dr. Lee's Spine Center provides spinal
adjustments, therapeutic massage, physiotherapy, corrective care and wellness checkups for Queens

More information about the practice can be found via the website http://dr-jameslee.com/
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