There's no question about it, car accidents are scary. Not only does your body experience physical trauma, but dealing with auto insurance, repairs, and injuries is incredibly stressful. It might seem easy to put off, but receiving medical care after an auto accident should be your number one priority, and we can help.
We commonly treat patients for injuries related to car accidents, including whiplash and spinal injuries. If you don't receive proper care, you can suffer from some serious negative consequences which can lead to chronic pain that lasts for months or even years.
One of the most common injuries we see as a result of an auto accident is whiplash. Whiplash happens when an abrupt movement jolts the head forward, backward, or sideways. The spine is then destabilized which causes serious pain, as well as some of these indicators:
- Arm pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Blurred vision
- Neck stiffness
- Pain in the low back
- Reduced range of motion in the neck
If you've been in a car accident, it is crucial to your overall health and wellness to seek out chiropractic care. If left untreated, the effects of whiplash can cause long-term pain. Right after you've been in a car accident, the extent of the physical effects don't always present themselves. Sometimes it takes days, weeks, or event months for major symptoms to be recognized, which is why chiropractic care is essential to supporting your spine's health after it has been through trauma.
Any part of the body that is jarred unexpectedly or thrown forward and further than its normal limits can withstand ligament tears or stretches. However, those ligaments that support the head and neck are particularly vulnerable to tearing during an auto accident. Our specialization in bones, muscles, nerves, and connective tissues make a chiropractic visit vital after a car accident. Keeping these major parts of the body in the best health possible is important, and proper spinal alignment will keep them functioning optimally so all systems of the body can operate as they should.
Seeking out chiropractic care immediately after an accident means you are giving yourself the best opportunity to heal and recover quickly. Even if the accident is minor with little damage to the vehicle and passengers, chiropractic treatments will help restore your body. We will create a unique treatment plan that caters to your needs to help you recover and find pain relief.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, we may suggest massage treatments and strengthening and stretching exercises. If you've suffered from injuries from an auto accident or are looking to better your overall health, give us a call for a consultation today!