There’s no doubt about it, car accidents are stressful! Not only do you have to deal with the physical trauma your body experiences, but also repairs, auto insurance, and injuries. If you haven’t sustained life-threatening injuries, you might make the mistake of putting off medical care. But it should be your top priority, and we can help.
We often treat patients who have suffered injuries from car accidents, such as whiplash or spinal injuries. If you do not seek out proper care, you can suffer serious and lasting side effects, which can cause chronic pain that lasts for months or even years after your accident.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries we treat after an auto accident. Whiplash occurs when an abrupt movement causes the head to jolt forward, sideways, or backward. The spine is destabilized which can cause serious pain, as well as some of these symptoms:
Lower back pain
Reduced range of motion in the neck
If you have been in an auto accident, it is vital to your overall health and wellness that you seek out chiropractic care. If your injuries are left untreated, the effects of whiplash can be long lasting. Immediately after an accident, the physical effects aren’t always apparent. Sometimes injuries take days, weeks, or even months to be recognized, which is why chiropractic treatment is essential to supporting the health of your spine after it has experienced trauma.
Any body part that is thrown forward and further than its normal limits or jarred unexpectedly can experience ligament stretches or tears. Unfortunately, the ligaments that support the neck and head are particularly vulnerable to tearing during a car accident. Our specialty in bones, nerves, muscles, and connective tissues makes us experts in treating car accident injuries. By keeping these major body parts as healthy as possible and the spine properly aligned, they will be better able to function as they should, meaning your body will function optimally.
By seeking out chiropractic treatment after an auto accident, you are giving yourself the best shot at healing quickly. Even a minor accident with little damage to both the vehicle and passengers can shake the body up, and chiropractic can restore it. We will customize a treatment plan to your needs to help you recover. Whether you are seeking relief after an auto accident or would like to improve your overall health, contact us for a consultation.