When you or one of your loved ones has been involved in a car accident, consulting a chiropractor is a good idea. Any body part that is jarred or thrown forward unexpectedly and beyond normal limits can sustain stretched ligaments and even tears. Since chiropractors specialize in the care of bones, muscles, nerves and connective tissue, it is important to consult with a chiropractor after an accident. You know how important it is to keep your body in optimal health and correct alignment.
One of the most common injuries from a car crash is the devastating effect of whiplash. Whiplash occurs when a sudden, jolting movement of the head is sustained. Ligaments supporting the head and neck are especially vulnerable to injury during a collision. The backward, forward or even side-to-side jarring movement of whiplash destabilizes the spine and causes severe pain as well as these other indicators
• Blurred vision
• Decreased range of motion in the neck
• Low back pain
• Neck pain
• Neck stiffness
• Shoulder pain
Allowing the effects of whiplash to go untreated can induce long-term pain, which makes it important that chiropractic care is sought immediately after an automobile accident. The seriousness of the physical effects of an accident is not always known or felt immediately following. It can take days, weeks or even months for major symptoms to show up, making chiropractic care essential to maintaining the health of a spine that has been through a trauma.
Even a car crash that appears minor with limited damage to the car itself can cause serious injury to the driver and passengers. Early care and treatment means full healing and recovery is quickly realized. Chiropractic treatments are a crucial step toward restoring the body. They relieve pain, make necessary adjustments to spine alignment and may include massage or foam roller techniques. Beyond treatment, advice for optimal health, as well as exercises to continue healing on your own after appointments, are just a few examples of the way the chiropractors at Advanced Health Chiropractic and Massage Center care for the whole individual after an accident.