Approximately 4.4 million people suffer injuries from car accidents every year. Have you recently been in a car accident and aren\’t sure if you should see a car accident chiropractor about potential injuries? After a car accident, many people do not seek treatment which may result in chronic pain or long-term injuries that can impact their overall health and well-being. Below are some common car accident injuries and how a car accident chiropractor can help.
Whiplash may be one of the most common car accident injuries. Whiplash is a neck injury that results from forceful, unexpected neck movements such as those that often occur during a car accident. If you have symptoms such as neck stiffness or headaches following your accident, then it\’s possible that you are experiencing whiplash. A chiropractor can help by reducing inflammation, reducing pain/stiffness, and improving flexibility.
Back pain is often a result of car accidents and may not show up as a symptom immediately. This is why it is important to visit a chiropractor as soon as possible to diagnose any potential injuries. Back injuries may cause your vertebrae and spine to become misaligned and also may cause herniated discs or other more severe lumbar spine injuries. A chiropractor may be able to help with back injury symptoms including decreased range of motion, inflammation, stiffness, and chronic pain.
Knee injuries can cause long-term problems if they are not diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Because car accidents can cause joints to become misaligned because of intense stress, your knees are subject to many types of injuries that may cause stiffness, decreased muscle strength, loss in mobility, and severe or chronic pain. A professional chiropractor will suggest a course of treatment to reduce stiffness and joint pain.
Chiropractors can also help lessen pain you may be experiencing from a past, untreated car accident injury. Chronic pain, stiffness, and scar tissue from an old injury may be lessened through chiropractic treatment, adjustment, and exercises.
There are a variety of chiropractic services that can help ease the symptoms of car accident injuries. An experienced chiropractor can diagnose your symptoms and provide you with a course of treatment that may include physiotherapy, manual adjustments, or electrical stimulation. Contact your local car accident chiropractor today at Harmony Clinic to learn more about potential treatment options for your car accident-related injuries.