Whiplash is easily one of the most common auto accident injuries. This painful injury can occur at speeds under 5 mph. Whiplash occurs when the impact of an accident forces your neck backwards or forwards quickly. Although many people just brush off such an injury, serious damage can occur. The whipping action jerks the cervical spine out of alignment, which causes immense pain after a period of time. If you feel stiff, sore, pain in the neck area, or limited mobility, it is strongly advised to see a chiropractor. These symptoms can lead to recurring headaches and migraines, difficulty focusing on daily tasks, and poor sleep quality.
Why visit a chiropractor instead of a doctor?
Chiropractic doctors are well-trained professionals, especially in car accident recovery. They use alternative treatments like hands-on spinal manipulation, which saves a patient having to go through a surgical treatment. Spinal manipulation, otherwise known as the osteopathic manipulative treatment, is a common chiropractic technique used for back injuries. It is non-invasive and can save you ample amounts of pain in the future. Chiropractors focus on wellness so you can be assured you are in good hands. Chiropractic care is also significantly cheaper than undergoing surgery.
I don’t feel pain, but I don’t feel like my normal self. What should I do?
Immediately following a car accident, many “small” injuries take place that may go unnoticed for an extended period of time. Due to the high activity and surprise, your high adrenaline levels probably masked many minor but significant injuries directly following the accident. After the body has rested, abnormal aches and pains may make themselves apparent. Despite the absence of pain, it is still imperative to visit a chiropractor. Many people brush off treatment, only to experience increasing pain in the latter weeks. Seeing us directly after your injury will allow us to quickly determine what body parts need attention.
How long will it take for my injuries to be healed?
This question is best answered on a case by case basis. It depends on the extent of the injuries and the patient’s natural ability to recover. However, the results are long-lasting. Visiting Advanced Health in Idaho Falls is an investment. By setting time aside for recovery, you will be able to return to your normal self!
Why is chiropractic care so effective?
Chiropractic care for auto injuries is effective because spinal adjustments address the root cause of a patient’s pain rather than hiding pain symptoms. Auto accidents can knock the spine out of alignment which can cause a herniated disc to irritate nearby nerves. Nerve damage can limit range of motion and obviously trigger a lot of pain. Chiropractic care alleviates compression and reduces pain in a safe, effective way.
Should I talk to my lawyer before visiting a Chiropractor?
You deserve full compensation for any auto injuries you have sustained if you qualify. You can speak to your lawyer at any time. If you do not currently have a lawyer, we would be happy to recommend a reputable one to you.
Am I a good candidate for chiropractic care?
Visit our services page to learn about what we offer. Chiropractic care can benefit everyone. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!