When involved in a car accident, the individual’s concern will almost always focus on the state of their car first. Although the damage to a vehicle may definitely be something to worry about, these can often be fully repaired or completely replaced as though the automobile accident never occurred. However, many individuals frequently ignore the importance of one fragile and irreplaceable component which may also be injured during an auto accident, the human body.
Seeking Health Care for Injuries
A majority of people choose to ignore their symptoms after the car accident, hoping these will resolve on their own over time. Occasionally, the damage or injury from the incident may be so mild, the pains and aches may actually resolve on their own over a period of time, but when the discomfort begins to worsen, it’s time for them to seek immediate medical attention to properly determine the source of their symptoms and develop a proper treatment plan for each individual.
The sooner the individual receives a proper diagnosis and follows up with treatment, the sooner they will be able to return to their regular lifestyles without experiencing aches and pains as well as reduce the risk of future complications.
After visiting a healthcare provider due to symptoms from a car accident, the individual will have their injuries examined, documented and filed. Common automobile injuries such as whiplash, can present symptoms immediately after the accident, but sometimes, the symptoms can begin days, weeks and even months after the incident. Whiplash is a neck injury which occurs when the head moves abruptly back-and-forth due to the force of an impact, stretching and occasionally tearing the complex structures surrounding the cervical spine. Common whiplash symptoms can include; pain in the neck, arm, back and shoulders which is usually accompanied by headaches and muscle spasms as well as neck stiffness or tenderness, difficulty focusing and dizziness. Other symptoms include nerve injury along with a pins and needles sensation.
Once a healthcare professional has determined the cause of the symptoms and the severity of the damage, a treatment plan fit according to the individual’s needs for recovery may be recommended as well as further testing using MRI’s or CT scans. After the initial diagnosis, the individual may also be referred to other healthcare providers as needed, including chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, neurologists and even acupuncturists.
It’s essential to receive medical attention after experiencing symptoms, no matter how mild these might be, in order to overrule any other, much more serious complications resulting from the car accident. If you’ve been injured during an automobile accident, make sure you seek the proper care you need to become healthy once more.
Neck Pain and Auto Injuries
Chiropractic Treatment for Car Accident Injuries
Chiropractic care is a common, alternative treatment option for a variety of injuries or conditions, including whiplash and other automobile injuries. Chiropractic treatment focuses on carefully restoring the original health of the spine through the use of spinal adjustments and manual manipulations, helping to gradually re-align the spine and decrease the pressure on the surrounding muscles, ultimately eliminating symptoms of pain and discomfort caused during a car crash.
Our chiropractic clinic has treated many people with whiplash and other auto accident injuries. When your injuries have started making your everyday activities difficult, it’s important to instantly find a diagnosis and begin treatment as soon as possible to restore your normal lifestyles and provide you with the relief you deserve.
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By Dr. Alex Jimenez