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Chiropractic Expertise & Car Accident Injuries
Choosing the right auto injury chiropractor is critically important. Auto accidents, both high and low-velocity incidents, cause serious damage to the spine and your health. While seeing any chiropractor is better than not seeing a chiropractor at all, you should search for an auto injury chiropractor holding advanced expert training in diagnosing and treating common and uncommon spinal injuries experienced during auto accidents.
Whiplash & Common Injuries from Auto Accidents
The most common auto injury sustained during an auto accident is whiplash, caused by a rapid forceful movement of the head beyond the normal range of motion. Hyperextension injuries such as whiplash overstretch the soft tissues such as ligaments and muscles in the neck and can lead to a number of different conditions. Oftentimes, the symptoms of whiplash are not immediately experienced and may take months. Unfortunately, delays in detecting injuries like whiplash allow for more chronic and serious spinal conditions to increasingly develop as time passes.
Common Symptoms -- Auto Accidents
- Neck Pain/ Stiffness
- Numbness or Tingling in the Arm and/or Shoulder
- Ringing in the Ears
- Jaw/ Face Pain
- Low Back Pain/ Stiffness
- Pain between the Shoulder Blades
- Muscle Spasms
- Shoulder Pain
- Pain in Legs/Feet
After sustaining an auto accident related injury, such as whiplash, seeing an auto injury doctor (chiropractic care) is one of the most effective forms of health care. Chiropractic adjustments allow the spine to quickly normalize and aids in new soft tissue and ligament alignment process, therefore limiting scar tissue formation. Contrary to “conventional” reactions to car accidents, over bracing (ex., neck braces) further reduces motion and enhances scar tissue formation. Anti-inflammatory medications (ex., ibuprofen) may interfere with and slow soft tissue healing. With expert auto injury doctors assisting you to maintain optimal spinal health, your body will know how to heal itself.
PRO Sports & Spinal Rehab believes auto accident victims deserve the right to restore their health and wellness to the condition present prior to the accident.