Get Check Out No Matter How Minor the Accident
Even if it’s a small fender bender, even if you don’t feel any pain right away, you need to get yourself checked out after an auto accident. It can take months for symptoms to manifest. A chiropractor can uncover injuries before they become symptomatic.
Prompt medical documentation is very important in regards to any incidents that require legal action. Many states have time limits on how long you can take to seek medical attention before it’s no longer considered connected to the auto accident.
Play it safe. Take care of your health and cover legal needs.
The Invisible Injuries of Auto Accidents
The two most common injuries that take people by surprise are whiplash and concussion. It only takes a minor whiplash to pinch a nerve or damage soft tissue. Studies show that even one minor concussion can lead to long-term problems, including chronic headaches, memory loss, and even vertigo.
Approximately two-thirds of people involved in motor vehicle accidents develop symptoms of whiplash. The symptoms usually do not develop until two to 48 hours after the injury. Data shows that 45-85% of whiplash victims suffer pain and decreased range of motion five years after the accident. This is due to the loss of integrity in your spine due to scar tissue that forms as your injuries heal.
If you don't get treated for whiplash, you risk developing chronic pain, arthritis, chronic headaches, decreased range of motion, progressive degenerative changes in the joints of the spine, and increased risk for future disc problems.
Other symptoms include headache, back pain, extremity pain, numbness and/or tingling, and exacerbation of pre-existing conditions, both physical and emotional.
What A Chiropractor Can Do For Auto Accident Injuries
The human body getting jostled around by thousands of pounds of metal is no joke. Getting rear-ended at just 10mph can generate up to 9Gs of force on your neck.
Chiropractic care can help restore range of motion, reduce triggers causing pain, headaches and other symptoms, relax and rehabilitate neck muscles. We will expertly restore normal biomechanics and movement in your spine. This will allow your body to heal. We also prescribe at-home self care to complete and speed up your recovery process.
At Family Chiropractic Center, we offer a variety of services and therapies for auto accident victims, including chiropractic care, massage therapy, ultrasound and electric muscle stimulation. We’ll perform a thorough exam to determine the extent of your injuries and discuss the best course of action with you.
Have questions or need to schedule an appointment? Call us at (954) 341-9988 or go online and fill out a contact form.