You’ve been in an accident! Now what?
Immediately following an accident can be a confusing and disorienting time. Be sure that you involve the proper authorities and medical personnel. It is important to evaluate any injuries as soon as possible in order to receive the most thorough and proper care. Myers Chiropractic is ready to help you shorten your healing journey and lessen your pain.
Common injuries caused by auto accidents:
Car accident chiropractic care is a type of treatment that is typically recommended for individuals who have been involved in a vehicle accident. The purpose of this type of care is to assess and address any injuries that may have occurred as a result of the accident, with the main goal of reducing pain and promoting healing. At Myers Chiropractic, we are ready to serve you!
A primary benefit of post-vehicle accident chiropractic care is the ability to reduce swelling and inflammation in the affected areas. By reducing swelling and inflammation, the body can begin the healing process more quickly and effectively. Chiropractors can also help to identify any injuries that may not be immediately apparent, such as whiplash.
If you have been in a car accident, you may find that you’re more sore than you expected. At Myers, we want to be sure you have all of the information and know what symptoms suggest you would benefit from chiropractic care in your healing and recovery. The most common car accident injury is whiplash. Mayo Clinic reports that there are an estimated three million cases of whiplash each year.. Myers Chiropractic can help you. After an accident, be mindful of neck pain and stiffness, worsening pain with movement, loss in range of motion, headache, and upper back, arm and shoulder pain. Myers can help you work through these issues and regain your life, pain free.
When injured, many people want to know how quickly they can expect to recover and how soon they’ll be relieved of their pain. Myers wants to help in every way possible. Recovery from whiplash can generally be expected to take a couple of weeks, with proper care during that time. However, it is important to know that there are several factors that could lengthen your healing process. If you have ever previously experienced whiplash, have pre-existing neck or low back pain, are of an older age, or your whiplash was the result of a high speed injury, you should allow more time for healing and communicate with your chiropractor and physicians regarding any chronic pain.
Myers Chiropractic will create a care plan based specifically on the severity of your injuries and your physical condition. Spinal manipulations, adjustments, and massage are all used in the treatment of injuries related to car accidents. These all help reduce inflammation and maintain mobility in your body. The pain and inflammation experienced after an accident are often responsible for more limited mobility which can then contribute to a more limited range of motion and more pain. By working with a chiropractor as soon as possible following your accident, you are increasing the ability your body has to heal and for you to return to your life as you knew it.