The Importance of Visiting a Chiropractor After an Auto Accident

The Importance of Visiting a Chiropractor After an Auto Accident

Posted By Cobb Pain & Rehab || 11-May-2017

Car accidents can be very dangerous, and often result in serious damages, both to the vehicles, and the drivers and passengers involved. If you’ve been in an accident, your foremost concern should be for your health. Following an accident, you should always plan an appointment with your chiropractor for a check-up. Whether you’re experiencing severe pains in your neck, a minor headache, or no pain whatsoever, it is still important that you seek the professional help of a certified chiropractor.

Injuries from a car crash, especially those to the neck or spine, can sometimes take days, or even weeks to start showing any pain symptoms. The adrenaline from the crash can blanket any immediate pains, and some spinal injuries take quite a while to show signs of damage. But, just because you don’t feel or see any injury, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in the clear.

There are many different ways a person can be hurt in a car accident, but one of the most common injuries is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when a great impact causes a person’s head and neck to whip back and forth suddenly. A whiplash victim will often feel pain in the neck, headaches, and may even sustain damage to other areas along the spine.

Spinal manipulation, the most common chiropractic treatment, has proven very successful in treating whiplash cases. In a spinal manipulation treatment, a chiropractor will apply pressure to the spine in certain positions, allowing the vertebrate to stretch, causing a ‘pop’ that relieves pressure and pain.

Not only can a chiropractor treat whiplash, but any other joint or muscle injury can also benefit from chiropractic or physical therapy treatment. A traditional doctor may prescribe medicines and suggest surgeries, which are necessary sometimes, but less invasive chiropractic treatments can also be a viable option in many situations.

If you’ve been in a car accident and need to seek help from a chiropractor, contact Georgia Accident Rehab Centers to discuss your options.

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