Car Accident Injury … Can Chiropractic Help?
Getting a car accident injury is the last thing that anybody wants, but unfortunately it can happen to anybody, at any time. After excluding any major injury that might require acute medical care, there are several symptoms in which chiropractor adjustment could be of immense value.
First of all, all car accident injuries are not very obvious and they might cause pain and other problems in subsequent weeks or even months after the car accident. In this situation, Chiropractor can examine and diagnose the extent of your soft tissue sprain/strain, neck/whiplash or back pain and help you treat these injuries as well as any muscular stiffness associated with auto accidents. Therefore, it is advisable to see your chiropractor within 2 week of any such incident and get a care plan so you don’t have to forfeit your insurance coverage rights for your injuries.
There are several auto injuries like subluxations, herniated discs or strained tissues that if left unattended can result in limited mobility or chronic pain. Your chiropractor can develop a personalized management plan including chiropractic adjustments and at times deep tissue massages or trigger point therapy, so as to restore spine health as well as of the surrounding tissues and muscles and ensure optimal mobility presently and in coming years.
Commonly used pain medications usually have side-effects most commonly being gastric upset, heart burn, nausea, bloating etc. Taking these medicines becomes especially problematic for people with stomach ulcers or liver problems. Moreover, pain medications just take care of the symptom of pain while the automobile injury is still there and any abrupt movements might make it worse. Chiropractor can make natural adjustment that not only take care of the pain but also treats the injury causing pain.
Anybody who was involved in a car accident and did not seem to incur any major injury at the time of collision; if starts experiencing recurring headaches, numbness or tingling sensation in hands or limbs, neck or back stiffness, soreness and tightness of muscles or chronic muscle spasms, then it is best to consult a chiropractic physician. These symptoms indicate that a auto injury went undiagnosed and any more delay in treatment would increase the risk of further damage and result in pain and poor posture in future.
Damage to joints during car accident injury can result in rapid development of osteoarthritis called post-traumatic osteoarthritis and calls for early chiropractor assessment and treatment.
To sum up, consulting a chiropractor after a car accident is a right step towards early diagnosis and management of any damage associated with the accident.
Dr. Czekaj is an expert at helping patient’s who have suffered from car accident injuries, located in Centreville, VA. He has helped hundreds of patients that have been injured in an auto accidents. If you have been in an accident call him today for an evaluation.