Benefits of Chiropractic Care after a Car Accident

January 29, 2015

Whether you’ve been in a major or a minor car accident, chiropractic care can be beneficial for your health.  The impact of an auto accident can throw many elements of your spine completely out of alignment and cause serious health problems that you might not recognize for years.

Because car accidents are frightening and fill your body with adrenaline, you likely won’t know that you’ve been injured. In fact, most people don’t recognize the full scope of their injuries for 3-5 days after the accident. Without proper chiropractic care, injuries sustained can negatively impact your health.

Injuries after a Car Accident

Automobile accidents can cause injuries to any part of your body. The injuries suffered would depend on the severity and condition of the impact. The following are the most common car accident injuries.

Head Injuries – When experiencing a car crash, you may suffer from a head or brain injury. These kinds of injuries can range from minor to severe. If there are no physical sign of trauma, the brain can still be a risk after the impact of a car accident.

Neck Injuries – Neck injuries are another common injury that occurs after a car accident. Neck injuries can involve whiplash and in some serious cases, cervical radiculopathy and disk injury.

Back Injuries – The force of a car accident can cause back sprains, strains, fractures, disc injuries, thoracic spine injury, lumbar radiculopathy, and lumbar spine injury. Like neck injuries, the symptoms of even the most severe back injuries can take some time to show up after an accident, and just as often a back injury can cause long-standing pain.

Injuries after a Car Accident

 

Chiropractic Care after Whiplash

Seeking Chiropractic care after an accident can offer numerous health benefits while being providing drug-free pain relief.  One of the most common injuries from an auto accident is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the head is quick jolted backward, forward or even to the side. Whiplash disrupts the spine and causes the following:

  • Arm pain
    • Neck stiffness
    • Low back pain
    • Blurred vision
    • Neck pain
    • Headaches
    • Dizziness
    • Shoulder pain
    • Decreased range of motion in the neckChiropractic Care after Whiplash

How is Whiplash Treated?

Whiplash can be managed by staying active, unless your injury requires immobilization.  Our patients will be given an exercise and stretching program based on the severity of your injuries. By following the program as prescribed, you can accomplish long-term benefits and overall health and well-being. In addition, physical therapy and chiropractic manipulation can be beneficial for patients with whiplash. Ice and heat are often placed on the muscle in order to decrease pain and spasms. Spinal manipulation and mobilization done by our chiropractors can also provide relief in many cases of whiplash.

Ogden Chiropractic successfully treats many auto accident victims for whiplash. Chiropractic adjustments reduce stress on the spine and nervous system caused by whiplash. If you have been in an auto accident and are experiencing any pain in the head, neck, back or joints, it is important to see a chiropractor immediately.

For auto accident injury treatment in Ogden, call Ogden Chiropractic at (801) 337-1657!

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