Getting in a car accident can be a horrible experience and can result in both emotional and physical injuries. Car accidents can cause injuries without you even knowing about it, so it is important to visit a chiropractor as soon as possible for an x-ray on your neck and spine even if you don’t feel any pain or symptoms. A chiropractic treatment plan is a safe and effective route to help you recover from your car accident injuries.
People that have been in car accidents can either be unaware about chiropractic care or just choose not to go that path. Instead, they choose to use physical therapy and prescription drugs, both which can be ineffective, especially prescriptions because they can lead to addiction.
A very common neck strain injury from car accidents is whiplash, which results from a sudden movement during impact. Despite popular belief, whiplash injuries can result from all types of car accidents, high impact and low impact. The symptoms of whiplash are:
- Pain in the arm and/or shoulder
- Blurred vision
- Reduced range of motion
- Lower back pain
Depending on the type of injury you have, whether it is related to the nerves, muscles, joints, and connective tissues of the spine, chiropractors will usually choose chiropractic adjustment as the best solution to help heal your whiplash or other accident-related injuries.
Chiropractors will perform adjustments and prepare a set of rehab exercises for a good recovery process.
A chiropractic adjustment can help:
- Relieve pain and discomfort
- Reduce inflammation
- Restore mobility and full range of motion
- Improve flexibility
- Strengthen muscles surrounding the spine
The best part about chiropractic adjustment is that it avoids the need for addictive painkillers that seem to be the common choice of treatment. For best results, it is better to visit a chiropractor as soon as possible after an accident.