When involved in a car accident your body can be injured in many different ways. Even a small impact can lead to major injury in sensitive areas such as in the neck. When in a collision the body can come out of alignment and be injured so very easily. It is important after an accident that everyone seek a medical exam and see if you need medical treatment. Many time injuries are revealed and a doctor will send their patient to see a chiropractor for treatment or realignment. Revelation Chiropractic will share some of the most common types of car accident injuries that is treated with chiropractic treatment.
Why You Should See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident?
Whiplash: A whiplash injury can occur with a slightest nudge and is one of the most common types of injuries that occur during an accident. During an accident the abrupt change in the passenger or driver’s position can easily tear the muscle in the neck. When the muscles tear it can lead to dislocation of the cervical spine which is known as whiplash. Chiropractic treatment can often aid in the healing of the neck.
Back Pain: Another area of the body that is frequently impacted during a car accident is in either or both the upper and lower back. Both the tissue and the spinal column can be affected during an accident. When a person feels a lot of pain in their back after a car accident, it is important to have your back checked right away. Back injuries can have a lot of consequences, including temporarily or permanent paralysis. If the spine needs correcting to allow for proper healing of the spine, a chiropractor will be needed.
Shoulder & Neck Pain: After a car accident if you have pain and stiffness in your shoulders and neck, this is a sign you have torn tissue and has affected the nervous system. If you are feeling restricted movement, stiffness and pain in both your shoulder and neck, it is highly recommended you see a chiropractor. They can help relax the nerves, ease the tension and see if your neck needs realignment.
Injured Spinal Cord: When a person gets a spinal cord injury, the injury tends to be very painful. When you have spinal pain it may be due to a herniated disk or a misalignment. When you have spinal pain you need to get checked so you can begin proper treatment. Misalignment or a herniated disk can be corrected with chiropractic treatments.
Chest Pain & Muscle Soreness: This can occur while wearing a seat belt and you were suddenly hit or collided with a car which caused the body to run into the seat belt. There may be a lot of soreness in the waist and chest area. When the chest has been impacted, it can cause a number of problems in the neck, shoulder areas and in the chest. When you have chest pain or soreness, this is a sign to have a medical checkup and see if you need adjustments.
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When you have a misalignment, the body will take a longer period of time to recover and the body may not recover properly. When the body is out of alignment, this problem doesn’t always repair itself. If you have been in a car accident and need chiropractic help, contact Revelation Chiropractic today.