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Chiropractic Care For Auto Injuries

Car Accident Injury Rehabilitation

Image of an auto accidentAnyone who has been the victim of a car accident knows just seconds of chaos can severely affect your quality of life physically, emotionally and financially leaving you never quite feeling or being 100% again. Even minor car accidents can result in devastating injuries that result in overwhelming medical bills and time lost from work.

Research shows that even low impact accidents at speeds as low as 5 mph can cause bodily injury. Let me assure you, when over ton of steel and glass slam into you, you are very likely going to be hurt — the only question is how much you’re hurt, not if.

If left untreated, these injuries could lead to future problems like headaches, tingling and numbness, muscle weakness and even disc problems.

Most auto injuries are known medically as “soft tissue injuries,” meaning they don’t consist of broken bones or lacerated tissue. Because they’re soft tissue injuries, they really can’t be viewed on an x-ray or similar imaging studies. Many of these injuries can remain “invisible,” yet cause long-term or even permanent disability. Many car accident victims face potentially life-long medical conditions as a result of their injuries because they did not seek medical attention immediately following an accident. You should seek medical attention after a car accident even if you think you have escaped unharmed.

Chiropractic care is exceptional in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, especially of the spine. Since the most common injuries associated with MVA’s are sprains and strains of the spinal muscles and ligaments, it’s only natural that chiropractic be the treatment of choice.

Chiropractic care can give you the best chance at living a normal, healthy life after a car accident. This is because chiropractic techniques were developed to relieve the neck pain, back pain, headaches and other debilitating effects.

Statistically, 25% of auto injury victims will continue to suffer from ongoing symptoms related to their accident. That means that they live with some ongoing pain or disability related to their injury. The best way to insure that you are not a member of this group of 25% that never fully recover from their auto accident injuries is to get an examination and treatment as recommended by your chiropractor.

Possible Symptoms After Auto Accidents:

  • Whiplash
  • Concussion
  • Neck pain and/or stiffness
  • Headache
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Lower back pain and/or stiffness
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Pain between the shoulder blades
  • Shoulder pain
  • Nausea
  • Knee Pain
  • Pain in the arms, legs, feet, or hands
  • Pain in the jaw or face
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Fatigue
  • Disoriented

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, please contact our office immediately for an appointment.

If you have been in an auto accident, it is important to start treatment early. The longer you wait to seek treatment, the more prolonged the recovery process is likely to be. Finding time for a professional chiropractic examination today can save hours and weeks of pain management in the future.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, the best thing you can do is call our office today at 612-724-4647.