Chiropractic Treatment For Auto Accident Injuries
When you’re involved in an auto accident - even one that could be described as minor - there are a number of things to consider. There are items that are obvious to take care of such as automotive damage, insurance arrangements, police reports, etc. If you walked away from the accident seemingly fine and unscathed, that must mean that your health and well-being aren’t a concern you need to worry about right?
Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. When the body is subjected to the abrupt forces of an auto injury or even the close-call of a sudden stop, it can still sustain traumatic effects in the soft tissue. As the body braces for a collision or sudden impact, muscles tense and brace, furthering the damage that can occur when the head and neck “whip” back and forth. When whiplash or other auto injuries occur, you may not be aware there is an issue until days or even weeks after the fact. With soft tissue injuries, the pain isn’t always immediately apparent. Injuries can easily go unnoticed until sometime later when you’re affected by immobility, stiffness, strain or discomfort. Depending on how long it has been since the accident occurred you might not be sure what they came from.
That’s why it’s wise to include a chiropractic visit in your post auto accident itinerary. Chiropractic care allows for efficient diagnosis of soft tissue injuries that could have easily gone unnoticed and untreated. Additionally, a whiplash injury can vary based on a number of factors. There is no single turn-key treatment for the problem of whiplash, but chiropractic care makes it possible to identify the specific effects of the trauma and the tissues that have been affected. Once the presence and particulars of any auto accident injuries have been determined, treatments including spinal manipulation, muscle relaxation or stimulation, therapeutic exercises, or other options can be utilized and combined to relieve and prevent neck, shoulder, and back pain that frequently occurs due to whiplash.
Auto accidents can certainly be traumatic, but they don’t have to be debilitating. When your physical pain is relieved, only then will you feel like you’ve fully walked away from the accident. Be proactive in seeking treatment and make your health a priority when dealing with the effects of an auto collision. Even as the unexpected happens in an instant, you can regain control and relieve your pain. If you have been in an accident recently, call our office to set up an appointment. If you haven’t, keep driving safely and be well!