Healing After A Car Accident
When a car accident occurs, the impact of the crash can cause the people inside the car to be jolted around. The force of impact can cause soft tissues injuries such as:
- Muscle Stiffness
- Neck Pain
- Numbness and Tingling
- Low Back Pain
- Mid-Back Pain
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Sore and Achy Muscles
Injuries That Follow
These injuries can be caused by a serious, significant car crash, or even something as simple as a fender bender. They cannot be detected using x-rays and if left untreated may interfere with your life. Often, an individual with injuries to the tendons or ligaments will not experience symptoms for hours after a car accident and in some cases days.
Once the symptoms begin, the car accident victim may experience persistent pain and inflammation. This is a natural result of soft tissue injury and helps to make the person aware that a body part has been damaged. The pain, however, can be significant and can stall or inhibit healing if left untreated.
If left untreated these issues may interfere with your life. Chiropractic care can reduce the frequency of your symptoms and the severity of pain. Chiropractors are specialists in treating non-surgical injuries such as whiplash, neck and back spinal injuries from automobile accidents.
At the first appointment, your chiropractor will ask for details about your accident. He’ll want to know how the car was hit and at what speed, etc. Make sure you tell him describe your symptoms in detail so he can determine the best course of treatment.
Dr. Hulbert holds a Master Certification in Whiplash Recovery.