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Feeling the Effects of Whiplash? Go See Your Chiropractor

By Stephen R. Farris

Have you been injured in a car accident? I'm sure you've heard this question on the radio or television from one of those lawyers who specialize in this. All kidding aside though, being involved in an auto accident or any jarring accident is nothing to laugh at. Even though you may not feel any pain, it can hit the next day, a week, or even a month or longer after it occurred. 

It's human nature to tough things out, even when it comes to being injured in any type of collision or accident. We might feel a little pain, but then to make it go away we reach for over-the-counter (OTCs) medication that could become addictive if the pain persists without getting checked out by a doctor or chiropractor.

I guess the bigger question is, did you get checked out by either one? Any type of injury to the neck, back, or joints could have longer lasting impacts on our bodies if left unchecked, which could lead to chronic pain.

Automobile accidents, especially when you are rear-ended -- or you rear-end someone else --cause the body to suddenly jerk backwards or forwards, often referred to as whiplash.

Whiplash is a term used to describe the effects of the aforementioned. The result causes the musculoskeletal system to become "misaligned." When this happens, it can cause agonizing or lingering pain in your neck, back, and joints.

That's why it's important to pay a visit to your doctor or chiropractor, and make sure you're OK. 

Your doctor may prescribe medication for your pain, but if you're uncomfortable with taking pain killers, then the best option is to visit your local chiropractor.

Chiropractic treatment is an all-natural, non-invasive, and non-addictive way to get relief from pain. Doctors of chiropractic use a gentle, hands-on approach by correcting misalignments in the spine, reducing pressure on the joints and nervous system.

If you've been injured in a car accident, and you're experiencing pain in your neck, back, and joints, but don't want to deal with OTCs or prescription medication to ease the pain, now would be the time to see your local chiropractor, like the ones that can be found at The Joint Chiropractic.

With more than 600 locations nationwide, there's bound to be one near you. At The Joint Chiropractic, you never have to schedule an appointment, just walk right in. Don't wait to take care of the pain, get the relief you need today at The Joint Chiropractic.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Charlotte, N.C.

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