It started with a routine trip to the store.
Suddenly you hear a screeching of tires and the harsh sound of metal hitting metal. In the split second before you can brace yourself, you feel your car moving from some unseen force!
It’s tempting to minimize your own injuries because your car has sustained little or no damage. Research shows that occupants can be injured considerably more than what you’d expect from a dented fender or a broken taillight.
The Medical Solution
If you visit the emergency room, you may be given a clean bill of health because you don’t have any broken bones. You might get a prescription to reduce the muscle spasms caused by structural changes in your neck or lower back.
After what you’ve been through, you’ll need a health professional that truly understands soft tissue injuries, spinal biomechanics and rehabilitation strategies. Unfortunately when is come to the spine and biomechanics of the body, it is out scope for most medical professions and does not get properly diagnosed.
We Can Help
If there is a claim filed we work with all insurance companies and attorneys. If you’ve been in a car accident, give us a call. We’ve been through this many times. Not only can we usually offer drug-free care, we can help put this behind you once and for all.
Frequently Asked Questions
My arms and hands hurt. Why?Your spine might have been injured. Since the nerves of the spine extend throughout the body, you may be experiencing pain in other areas of the body. The arms and hands are very commonly affected from this, due to the connection from the cervical region of the spine.
I had an accident and over a week later I began experiencing headaches. Why?Your body will adapt to its environment and things that have happened to it. So whether you’ve been in a car accident or you’re experiencing stress in the workplace, you’ll adjust—but the body can only adjust so much. Problems such as headaches may appear days or weeks after an accident, as the body may heal in an abnormal position.
Can I expect to return to normalcy again?After receiving proper attention from a chiropractic doctor, many patients have experienced a dramatic reduction in their symptoms after accidents. Every person is different as well as every accident so the time frame vary from case to case. However, if you put off getting an examination and care afterwards, it’s possible to worsen or extend your spinal issues.