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Receiving Chiropractic Care After Experiencing a Car Accident

After a car accident, if you are experiencing neck pain or back pain, you might have suffered a whiplash injury or spinal injury. Without receiving proper care, there can be a serious impact on your health from these injuries, leading to chronic pain lasting months or possibly years. 

One of a car accidents most common injuries is the harmful effect of whiplash. Whiplash happens when an abrupt, jolting movement of the head is experienced forward, backward, or sideways. The spine is destabilized from whiplash causing serious pain as well as some of these other indicators:

  • Neck pain
  • Arm pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Shoulder pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck stiffness
  • Dizziness
  • Low back pain
  • Range of motion reduced in neck

It is crucial after a car accident for chiropractic care to be immediately sought, since if these effects of whiplash are allowed to go untreated, long-term pain can be induced. Immediately following an accident, the gravity of the physical effects are not always recognized. It sometimes takes days, weeks, or possibly months for major symptoms to be noticed, which is the reason chiropractic care is important in supporting a spines health that has been through trauma. 

Any part of the body which is thrown forward or jarred unexpectedly and further than normal limits can withstand stretched ligaments or tears. Those that support the neck and head are particularly vulnerable to tearing of this kind during a car accident. Due to chiropractors specializing in muscles, bones, connective tissue, and nerves, they are vital to visit after a car accident. It is important to keep all these major parts of the body in the best health and proper alignment so they are able to properly function and all systems of the body can seamlessly operate. 

Receiving early treatment and care means healing fulling and recovery is realized quickly. Even a car accident that may seem minor with very little damage to the vehicle itself can cause major injuries to passengers and driver. Treatments from a chiropractor is taking a step in the right direction toward the body being restored. They make adjustments which are necessary to spine alignment, relieve pain, and possibly include foam roller or massage techniques.

Beyond treatment, optimal nutrition advice, in addition to exercises for the continuation of healing by yourself after appointments have finished, are just some examples of ways chiropractors care for the individual as a whole after experiencing a car accident.

Used under Creative Commons Licensing courtesy of Brandon Bailey

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