In a few microseconds, your body may never be the same. Really? Yes, really.
Volumes of research have been completed showing the nerve damage from auto accident impacts. This applies to those accidents that occur at only a few miles per hour as well as to others with extreme high-velocity impacts.
How Can a Chiropractor Help Me After My Auto Accident?
After an auto accident, some individuals experience indicators of whiplash injuries right away, such as blurred vision, headaches, shoulder pain, dizziness, reduced range of motion and arm pain. Whiplash can also result in minor back injuries, muscle injuries, ligament problems, and disc damage. Other individuals may be injured and feel nothing at all.
Treating pain or whiplash should never be secondary to bringing your car at the mechanic or working with your insurance company. If you’ve had an auto accident recently, your first priority should be taking the initiative to visit your chiropractor!
It is important to remember that the first six weeks after an auto or motorcycle accident are the prime time for chiropractic care. Those six weeks are when the fastest healing takes place.
One moment everything may seem fine, when suddenly you’re involved in a serious collision.Most people have one thing on their mind after a car accident--- their car! However, it’s important to remember that you and your injuries come first. A visit to a chiropractor should always follow an auto injury, as chiropractors are specialists in damage to soft and hard tissue.
Some of the symptoms common to whiplash are:
- Headaches or Migraines
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Back and neck pain.
Common misperceptions include:
- It was only a sprain---it will heal itself
- Seat belts protect you
- Slower impacts do not cause injury
- The hospital personnel told you you were fine
- It has nothing to do with your health problem years later
Common whiplash symptoms are:
- Jaw pain/problems
- Shoulder injury
- Wrist injury
- Hip, leg, or ankle numbness and/or tingling
- Mental fog
- Concussion symptoms that will not go away
- And the list goes on