How Can Chiropractic Care Help With Auto Accident Injuries?
In case you are suffering from back pain or even neck pain after a serious car accident, then you have most likely sustained a spinal or a whiplash injury. Without proper and adequate care the injuries can have a serious impact on your health that can lead to months or even years of chronic pain. Our doctors, Dr. Mehran Shei, and Dr. Parvin Alemi have substantial experience in treating auto accident injury patients; they are experienced with the best ways to manage back pain and whiplash pain without necessarily needing medication or surgery.
Will I need chiropractic care even if my automobile accident was mild?
A ton of research had been carried out over the last several years providing that injuries can and do occur in low impact collisions. The most common being whiplash that was found to occur in sudden changes of speed of only 2.5 miles per hour, with minor back injuries, also occurring.
However while the standard automobile bumper is made to withstand damage at five miles per hour, the human body does not withstand damage at this speed or any other kind of speed for that matter. While the vehicle doesn’t absorb the force of the crash, the occupant of the vehicle does lead to many forms of neck back and spinal injuries.
Often times, the injuries that you may incur during an automobile accident cannot be seen externally, such as the soft tissue injuries, and can heal with scar tissue that can ache years later. Yet the damage to your spine can lead to recurring headaches, neck pains, stiffness, chronic muscle tension, spasms, lower back pain, spinal disc degeneration, inflamed arthritis, sore and tight, inflexible muscles, greater chance of repeat injury and aid in poor posture.
So what are the benefits of Chiropractic care after an accident?
The most common injury from an automobile accident is whiplash; Whiplash is known to destabilize the spine and cause pain as well as the following indicators:
- Blurry vision
- Neck Pain
- Reduced range of motion in the neck
- Shoulder Pain
- Arm pain
- Low back pain
- Neck stiffness
Therefore, in case you or someone that you know has been involved in an automobile accident, then it is critical that chiropractic care is sought immediately since the effects of whiplash if left to go untreated can induce long-term pain. It is common to have the seriousness of the physical effects of an accident to not be felt immediately.
It can take days, weeks or even months for the major symptoms of the accident to start showing, which is why chiropractic care is essential to maintaining the health of a spine that had been through a trauma.
Any part of your body that has been jarred or thrown forward unexpectedly and beyond normal limits can sustain stretched ligaments and even tears. The body parts that support the head and the neck are especially vulnerable to this kind of tearing due to a collision.
Since chiropractors specialize in the care of bones, muscles, nerves and connective tissue, then they are crucial to visit after an accident. It is very important that all those major parts of your body are kept in optimal health and correct alignment so that they can function properly.
Therefore, if you have recently been in an auto accident, our chiropractors Dr. Mehran Shei and Dr. Parvin Alemi are here to help. Contact us and learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care for auto accident injuries.