Did you know that most injuries caused by auto accidents go undetected for months or even years? One of the most common injuries from a car crash is the damaging effect of whiplash. Whiplash occurs when a sudden, jarring movement of the head is sustained backward, forward or even to the side. As the spine is thrown forward, the tendons and muscles around the spine can become torn and damaged. As a result, many people suffering from whiplash will begin to experience a number of uncomfortable symptoms, including: neck and back stiffness, muscle soreness, headaches or migraines.
Typically, the symptoms of whiplash don't present themselves until a day or two following the accident. However, if you have recently been in an auto accident, it's generally recommended that you seek medical care for whiplash as soon as possible. If you act quickly enough, you may be able to mitigate the severity of your symptoms and expedite the healing process with the right treatment.
Car Accident Rehabilitation
Our approach to car accident rehab does not involve the use of surgeries or pain medications. Rather, we start with the source and cause of the pain and address that for you. Our car accident doctors create customized programs that improve function and promote healing in a timely manner.
Chiropractic care focuses on rehabilitating the soft tissue that connects the muscles, ligaments, and nerves in your back. This is accomplished through massage therapy and low-impact exercises. Our car accident rehab doctors will start by taking a full examination, often utilizing X-rays to examine any injuries to the neck or spine. It will also involve spinal adjustments to ensure that the spine is restored to its original position and capacity for movement.