Have you recently been injured in an auto accident? While you may walk away from the accident feeling fine, pain, soreness, and discomfort can occur several days or weeks following an accident. When you’re involved in an auto accident, it spikes your adrenaline levels, which will prepare the body for action in this type of tense situation. It can also cause a numbing effect on pain during and immediately following the accident. Once the threat is gone and the adrenaline begins to wear off, you may start to feel pain, soreness, and discomfort that you didn’t feel right after the accident. Fortunately, at Foundations Spine and Well-Necessities, a car accident chiropractor can provide effective, non-invasive drug-free treatment for long-term and short-term pain relief.
Millions of car accidents happen every year. Out of all of these accidents, whiplash is the most common auto accident injury in the country. A whiplash injury can occur when the impact causes the head to jerk backward and forward quickly and suddenly while in motion. This type of force will stretch the ligaments, and tendons in the neck beyond their normal range.
If whiplash is left untreated it can cause symptoms such as severe, progressive pain, disabilities, and even memory loss. Most people don’t know that whiplash can cause long-term health effects. While most car accident injuries are the result of frontal collisions and rear-end collisions, whiplash can occur from impact in any direction.
Symptoms of whiplash include:
After an auto accident, the soft tissues can begin to heal, developing scar tissue. If the spine is not properly aligned before the scarring begins it will inhibit a person’s normal range of motion. This can lead to spinal degeneration.
Other injuries we treat include:
And other auto-accident-related injuries.
Our chiropractors can treat a wide range of individual injuries to help our patients recover quickly, and without the use of invasive treatments of harmful drugs. If you’re experiencing pain from whiplash injuries or another type of car accident injury, we can provide effective treatment to relieve your pain, improve mobility, and help you reach your health goals. At Foundations Spine and Well-Necessities, your health matters.
During a rear or a frontal car accident, the cervical spine makes an abnormal S shape. The lower bones are forced into a hyper-extended position, while the upper bones are forced into a hyper-flexed position.
The goal of chiropractic treatment is to allow the body to heal itself. Unlike surgeries or medications, chiropractic treatment will address the root cause of the accident victim’s pain and discomfort, offering a permanent solution. A chiropractic adjustment will realign the spine, taking the pressure off any affected nerves and providing instant relief. Additionally, proper alignment of the spine allows nutrient and oxygen-rich blood to flow freely to the injury, promoting self-healing.
Even if auto accident victims have not noticed any symptoms following an accident, he or she should still make an appointment with an experienced auto injury chiropractor as soon as possible. Our chiropractors take a holistic approach to treat auto accident injuries that can instantly improve a patient’s quality of life.
Benefits of chiropractic care after an auto accident can include:
A chiropractor will realign the spine, taking the pressure off tense muscles and impinged nerves. This provides instant pain relief. Additionally, the body will release pain-relieving hormones including cortisol, neurotensin, and oxytocin, during a spinal manipulation session, which can also reduce pain.
Stiffness in the neck and back area is another common symptom resulting from a car accident. This occurs due to misaligned spine joints, inflammation, and scar tissue development. However, chiropractic treatment can improve and restore an accident victim’s range of motion by realigning and mobilizing the spine during an adjustment.
Chiropractic treatment doesn’t involve the use of medication or any surgeries to treat your injuries. This can prevent you from experiencing any harmful side effects including allergic reactions, increased pain, bleeding, nausea, and more.
Inflammation is common after a physical injury. While a certain amount of inflammation is normal and is the body’s way of attempting to heal itself, too much inflammation can be harmful to your tissues, causing an increase in pain and discomfort. When a chiropractor manipulates the spine to realign the spinal cord, the body can respond by reducing its inflammatory cytokine production. This can lower the body’s inflammatory response, reducing pain.
Inflammatory back pain can present in ways that are much different than mechanical back pain. Symptoms of inflammation in the spine can include pain and stiffness that increase after periods of rest. If a person’s back pain is caused by inflammation, they will most likely feel more pain early in the morning.
A chiropractor will use a variety of techniques and tools to realign individual vertebrae and can restore joint flexibility after an auto accident. The benefits of spinal manipulation and the other services offered by our chiropractors include reduced scar tissue, restored range of motion, and a decrease in pain and inflammation that many auto accident victims experience due to the effects of injuries.
At Foundations Spine and Well-Necessities, we have skilled, experienced, certified chiropractors who can help you find fast relief for a wide range of musculoskeletal issues after you have been involved in a car accident.