Auto Injury

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If you have recently been in a car accident, you may have sustained serious damage to your musculoskeletal system and not even know it about. Many common car accident injuries, like whiplash, can lead to months and even years of chronic pain. Unfortunately, since these injuries do not present immediate pain symptoms, many accident victims do not seek prompt treatment. This can lead to a delay in managing pain symptoms. Learning the symptoms for common auto accident injuries and understanding your treatment options is essential to healing quickly and safely following an accident.

How Chiropractic Care Treats Whiplash & Auto Injury Pain

Back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and headaches are all common following car accident injuries. You do not need to be in a serious accident to experience this pain. For example, the force of a rear-impact car accident, like a fender bender, can whip the neck backwards and forwards. This whipping action causes whiplash injuries. Whiplash injury symptoms include neck pain and stiffness, dizziness, a worsening of this pain with movement, restricted mobility due to neck pain, and headaches originating from the base of the skull. You may also experience tenderness or pain in the shoulders, upper back and arms. Additionally, whiplash injuries can make it more difficult to focus on simple tasks and make it difficult to sleep through the night.

Chiropractic care treats whiplash injuries by focusing on the root cause for pain. When the cervical spine is whipped beyond its normal range of motion, this whipping movement can place pressure on nearby nerves and soft tissues. When the ligaments and tendons in the neck are strained, you will suffer from reduced mobility and pain. While medication provides temporary pain relief, it does so by covering up the symptoms of pain. Once drugs wear off, the pain will return. Chiropractic care is different. Adjustments to the neck relieve pressure on the nerves and ligaments, alleviating the underlying trigger for pain.

Stiffness and soreness is common following a car accident. In addition to feeling sore or stiff in the neck and shoulders, you may also experience stiffness in the lower, middle or upper back. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, corrective care exercises help bring a fuller range of mobility, flexibility and movement back to the cervical spine. We will teach you exercises that are specifically designed to address your unique pain management and mobility needs. Even better, many of these exercises can be performed from the comfort of your home without any special equipment. We give you the tools to heal safely and empower you to better health.

If you have been in a car accident, do not wait to get help. A comprehensive diagnostic exam will help identify the root cause for your pain. Once this has been identified, chiropractic adjustments target the spinal misalignment, relieving nerve compression for long lasting pain relief.

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