Were you recently in a car accident or are you still experiencing pain from a past car accident? The ramifications from car accidents can last for years, often decades, if they’re not treated properly or timely.
No matter what your injury, it’s important to get your spine checked right away. Chiropractic care is an effective modality for patients that have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. Symptoms ranging from headaches to neck pain, back pain, inter-scapular pain, and related extremity pain with numbness and tingling often respond very well to chiropractic care.
Those who were in a car accident most often have whiplash at a minimum since most car accidents are rear end collisions. Whiplash injuries are a serious matter. The results can be devastating if an injury of this caliber is left untreated. What’s unfortunate, is that most people don’t even realize they are injured until long after the accident. By the time many people realize they are in need of help, their problems have escalated to a much greater condition.
Injuries tend to be more significant when your headrest is positioned too low. In the instance where your headrest is positioned too low it can act as an acceleration point when you are hit from behind. A 5 mph impact can result in your head whipping back at a much higher rate of speed causing greater injury.
To have success in treating whiplash, it’s important to work with a practitioner that understands all that whiplash can affect. Many people think that it just causes neck pain but in fact, it can cause back pain, abdominal pain, shoulder pain and much more. In a study conducted by the University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 43% of participants ended up having long term-problems from untreated whiplash. The sooner you start chiropractic care, the less likely you are to develop long-term problems.