The Most common injuries sustained in a car accident are whiplash and muscle injuries, such as bruises and contusions. Whiplash, technically known as cervical acceleration-deceleration syndrome, can take many forms and can be diagnosed by the chiropractor, but it can manifest as headaches, fatigue, dizziness, neck or back pain, even pain in the lower back. As the name suggests, whiplash occurs when the head breaks like a whip, a quick movement back and forth. Whiplash complications can include severe pain, limited range of motion, and pain that spreads to other parts of the body, including the shoulders and arms.
Car accident injuries are one of the most common sources of unexpected injuries and can lead to years of pain and discomfort. Even a seemingly small “fender bump” can shake the body and cause a misalignment that causes stiffness, discomfort and immobility. If you have an accident and don't have any life-threatening injuries, it is important to seek out a chiropractor right away. At Zaker Chiropractic, we can help diagnose any injury and initiate a treatment plan based on all-natural whole-body healing.
Certain injuries, such as whiplash or sciatica, don't always cause immediate symptoms. For example, you might feel discomfort and pain a day after the accident. Don't ignore your headaches, tension, or pain. A chiropractor at our clinic offers appropriate treatment plans to address and improve your situation.
Chiropractic care is a completely non-invasive form of treatment for injuries sustained in an auto accident. You may know someone who benefited from chiropractic adjustments after an injury, but did you know that chiropractic treatment is effective in relieving everyday aches and pains? Chiropractic care treats the cause of pain to reduce and alleviate pain caused by injuries caused by car accidents. Even small accidents in a car cause injuries to the body, but you don't always notice the pain immediately after the accident. We identify the injuries associated with the accident and recommend treatments based on the specific injuries.
A personal injury lawyer will want you to see someone as soon as possible so that they can diagnose you and learn the extent of your injuries. There are three factors that affect the seriousness of the accident (although there are exceptions and even a minor accident can cause lasting damage). In addition to treating back injuries, whiplash and soft tissue injuries caused by car accidents, chiropractic adjustments can improve posture, nerve communication, coordination, blood flow, joint movement, and physical function. Often, small impacts can cause damage that worsens over time because the initial injury from the car accident seems minor and is not treated.
The injuries associated with car accidents depend on several factors, including the severity of the accident. After suffering a car accident, it is important to seek emergency help (if you have serious or fatal injuries that are immediately noticeable) or contact a chiropractor for a thorough examination. Chiropractors can diagnose these injuries in time so they can develop a chiropractic treatment plan that reduces the risk of long-term damage while accelerating the healing process.