No matter how minor car accidents may be, they always come as a nasty shock for those involved. As well as leaving passengers shaken up and traumatized, they can also cause significant physical injury and require spinal rehabilitation.
This might be immediately apparent, or it may be latent trauma which only reveals itself months or more after the accident. What’s more, it doesn’t necessarily take a serious collision to suffer associated injuries.
Even what feels like a trivial and low-velocity ‘bump’ can sometimes lead to lasting physical harm.
The Effects of Whiplash
The unpleasant effects of whiplash are one of the most common nonfatal injuries suffered by those involved in automobile accidents, particularly when vehicles are hit in the rear end.
Although not technically a medical term, whiplash has come to be used colloquially to describe a broad range of injuries caused by sudden jolting and distortion of the neck which stretches, strains and even tears spinal ligaments, connective tissues, muscles, nerves and bones.
The wide variety of symptoms victims may experience includes:
- Neck, back and shoulder pain, aches or tenderness
- Stiffness, weakness and a decreased range of motion in the neck
- Headaches and dizziness
- Brain injury
- Blurred vision
- The sensation of pins and needles in the legs and arms
How Can Chiropractors Specifically Help Car Accident Victims?
Chiropractors are trained in a variety of therapeutic and rehabilitative techniques and specific exercises to manipulate your spine to increase mobility, flexibility and spinal stabilization. These techniques can ultimately be extremely effective at alleviating and managing car accident pain.
Through x-ray imaging and physical examinations, chiropractors can build up a picture of your neck and spinal vertebrae, enabling them to accurately diagnose any problems and create a targeted and remedial treatment plan to correct spinal misalignments.
Looking for a Trusted Chiropractor in the Lake Loveland Area?
However mild or short-lived car accident pain appears to be, it can deteriorate and become debilitating if left untreated. Expedite your healing process and seek early care and treatment immediately following a car crash.
Our team of dedicated chiropractic professionals at Scott Chiropractic favor a holistic and patient-focused approach and are experienced in treating and responding to the challenges posed by whiplash.
As well as spinal manipulation, we also offer general chiropractic care, including massage therapy, nutrition consultation and non-invasive pain management treatment.
Call us at 970-203-9997 to arrange a meeting, in which we will discuss your health concerns and explore the treatment options best suited to your needs.