Chiropractic Care for Car Accident Victims
Being in a car accident is a terrifying and overwhelming experience. Many people are left with debilitating injuries that can cause persistent pain for long periods of time. This is because when a vehicle does not absorb the totality of the crash, the occupants do, leading to possibly severe neck and back issues. Often times, injuries acquired in an auto accident can be seen externally, such as bruises and swelling. But car crashes can also lead to injuries that cannot be seen externally, such as spinal stress and damage that can cause headaches, neck pain, back pain, and even radiating pain down the arms and legs. Delays in onset of pain after the accident is also extremely common. In fact, a collision at even 5 miles per hour can cause whiplash-related injuries.
Chiropractic care is an important step in treating injuries from a car crash, such as whiplash, neck and back injuries, soft tissue pain, headaches, and radiating pain. Chiropractors can evaluate and treat car accident victims to ensure that the issues caused by the crash will not be left to manifest as more serious health problems.
When should you see a chiropractor after an accident? Immediately. Pain after a car accident is an indication that you have an injury, and should be examined as soon as possible. Ignoring the pain associated with a car accident can lead to long term damage. Common injuries caused by a car accident include whiplash, herniated discs, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, muscular sprains and strains, muscle contusion, ligament or tendon tears, and dislocation of discs and bones. Don’t allow pain, discomfort and other medical complications to impair your quality of life. Call us today to schedule a consultation and put yourself in the best position to heal and recover quickly.