Motor Vehicle Injury
Our Chiropractic Team Can Help
Motor vehicle accidents can be traumatic and may require an extended period of time for recovery. Some of the most serious injuries in these accidents may not be immediately visible at the scene. At Back and Neck Center, we can help you and your family deal with some of the less obvious injuries and issues that can arise after a car accident in our area. We work with you to determine the best approach and the most practical treatment plans to help you deal with issues caused by collisions and other car accidents.
Whiplash and Spinal Misalignments
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries caused by the sudden stops associated with auto accidents. This injury typically results from a sudden snapping back and forth of the neck, which can occur during a motor vehicle collision. Left untreated, whiplash can cause severe neck pain, backaches, stiffness and headaches. Some of the patients we see also report a reduced range of motion in the neck, pain that radiates down the arms, fatigue, irritability, blurred vision and ringing in the ears. Taking steps to address these issues as soon as possible after your accident can help you to feel better more quickly and can reduce the risk of additional injuries to you and your family members.
Why Pain May Take Time to Show Up
Especially in cases of whiplash or muscle bruising, the shock of the accident and the body’s own tendency to protect itself against pain may delay the symptoms of these injuries. By scheduling a trip to our office right away, you can take a proactive approach to resolving pain and recovering more quickly from your auto accidents.
A Comprehensive Approach to Recovery
Our experienced Chiropractic team can work hand-in-hand with your regular physician to provide support and added help during the healing process. Some of the most common treatment options we offer for victims of auto accidents include the following:
- Heat or ice therapy applied directly to the source of the pain
- Added rest
- Careful readjustment of the spine to promote healthier posture
- Gentle manipulation of the neck and shoulders to release tension in muscles
- Identification of any problem areas to provide ongoing care and treatment