Car accidents are horrible, terrifying experiences no one wants to have to deal with. Many people who survive auto accidents will have physical and emotional damage. Auto injuries can knock the musculoskeletal system out of alignment. It can also cause whiplash, strain the neck muscles, cause pain, stiffness, and soreness. Treating these injuries can be difficult, but are also important steps to take to start on the road to recovery. Chiropractors are health professionals that specialize in treating many common automobile accident-related injuries.
Traditional medicine generally relies on medication to cover up the symptoms of pain, which doesn’t offer a long-term solution to managing pain. It also doesn’t help regain lost mobility after an injury.
Chiropractic care is a drug-free way to relieve pain and it addresses the underlying injury. Adjustments relieve pressure on muscles and nerves and bring alignment back to the spine. Additional therapy, including corrective exercise, can help to bring the body’s full range of motion back.
Back or neck pain can result from a spinal or whiplash injury. These injuries can have a serious impact on your health, as they can cause months or years of chronic pain. Injuries can cause stiffness and muscle pain that make it hard to function. Discomfort on top of other injuries can be serious.
Whiplash injuries don’t just occur during high-speed accidents. A change in speed of just a few miles per hour during an accident can cause it. Headaches, pain, or general discomfort can be a result of this injury. As can blurred vision, headaches, shoulder pain, dizziness, reduced range of motion, and arm pain. It can result in minor back injuries, muscle injuries, ligament problems, and disc damage.
You may not experience serious injuries right away, thinking you’re just stiff or sore after the accident. But this is a time when serious injuries could be forming. Untreated, these injuries can cause additional health problems. You can experience discomfort or headaches several months after an accident.
Signs or symptoms of certain injuries can be overlooked or go unnoticed. Treating these injuries right away, no matter what kind of auto injury you’ve had, puts your body in the best position to heal and recover quickly. Your chiropractor can take x-rays to determine if there are serious injuries to your neck or spine. They can help align your spine and provide you with exercises that can act as physical therapy for your injuries. They can even give you nutritional advice that can help with the healing process.
If you have been in a car accident or start to experience discomfort or headaches months after the accident, it doesn’t hurt to contact your chiropractor for an evaluation.
No one wants to be in an accident, but when accidents happen, contacting your chiropractor for an evaluation is a great step to take for your recovery. If you’ve been injured and want to know if chiropractic care is the right step for you to take, call Cross Valley Chiropractic at (570) 822-484 for a consultation.