WHAT HAPPENS TO THE BODY IN A CAR ACCIDENT?
Were you aware that most people experience three to four car accidents over a lifetime?
No matter the damage to your body or car, nearly all auto accident victims require some form of chiropractic care. Here at Oregon City Chiropractic and Auto Injury, we offer various modalities for auto injuries that help accelerate your recovery.
Here, we’ll describe what happens to the body in an auto accident to help you understand why a car accident chiropractor is so beneficial.
ASK A CAR ACCIDENT CHIROPRACTOR: WHAT HAPPENS TO THE BODY IN A CAR ACCIDENT?
In a recent blog, we talked about a few common symptoms of car accident injuries, which include tight, tense muscles, as well as general exhaustion and unprovoked agitation. However, our car accident chiropractor has seen many more effects of accidents far beyond these.
Here’s a brief look at how car accidents can affect the body and a few examples of how chiropractic care can help:
#1: UNDETECTED INJURIES
Many car accident victims tell us, “I don’t have any symptoms from the crash.” This can make you think you are okay. However, you could be mistaken.
After an accident, the body is so overrun with shock that it can hide symptoms for anywhere from a few hours to months. You might feel sore initially and think that is it, but you could have an underlying issue or injury, which is why scheduling a chiropractic appointment is so vital.
At your appointment, your auto injury chiropractor will ask questions about your health history and the crash to help put together a personalized treatment plan that coincides with your recovery goals. This is an important step to getting the treatment you need and deserve.
As you can imagine, auto accidents can put a huge toll on your stress. This can happen for many reasons, from the physical accident to the many hours spent working with insurance.
Often, this stress leads to symptoms in the body, such as tight muscles. Instead of settling with this uncomfortable tightness and high amounts of stress, consider chiropractic treatment.
Our chiropractic team will aid your body in the healing process by targeting the tightness directly and realigning the body. As spinal manipulations positively impact your brain, you can look forward to less stress and even improved sleep after your treatment.
#3: SOFT TISSUE DAMAGE
This type of injury impacts the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your body. One of the most common injuries that impacts your soft tissues is whiplash (a neck injury caused by your head moving in multiple directions without warning).
Like many other symptoms, whiplash symptoms can be delayed. You may not notice neck pain, shoulder discomfort, or low back pain until a day or more after the crash.
While some soft tissue damage can solve itself over time, it is generally recommended to seek medical treatment and work with a chiropractor after whiplash to ensure that condition and any other underlying conditions are identified and treated.
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You may not know that you’ve been injured or that your body is out of alignment. Take action now before your injury symptoms become too severe.
Oregon City Chiropractic and Auto Injury provides a wide array of chiropractic services for all injuries, including whiplash after a car accident. Help your body heal naturally sans pain medication with the help of our experienced car accident chiropractor.
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