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 your Doctor of Chiropractic should always follow an auto injury, as chiropractors are specialists when it comes to injuries of the spine, nervous system, & soft tissues.
How Can a Chiropractor Help Me After My Auto Accident?
Chiropractors are able to treat post-traumatic headache, neck pain, upper-mid back pain, lower back pain, and upper & lower extremity injuries associated with auto accidents. Many times, individuals who have been injured in a car accident experience such intense muscle pain and stiffness that they simply cannot function normally. When left untreated, this discomfort can be a serious issue.
After an auto accident, some individuals experience indicators of whiplash injuries right away, such as blurred vision, headaches, shoulder pain, arm pain, dizziness, and reduced range of motion. Whiplash can also result in minor back injuries, muscle & ligament injuries, and disc damage. Other individuals may be injured, but 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 contact Dr. Lisa R. Long who has had 28+ years in treating those involved in auto accidents and other personal injuries.