Chances are you’ve been in a car accident or know someone who has. Accidents happen all the time whether you hit a deer, run into a sign, hit another vehicle or someone hits you. Chiropractors are trained in checking for whiplash and injuries after someone has been involved in a motor vehicle accident. You may wonder why you should you get your spine checked following an accident?
If the car needs repair chances are good that you need repair as well. If the force at impact was great enough to smash metal, then I’m sure you would agree with me that the same force could have potentially shifted the joints in your spine. A car can be smashed in but still drive okay. Similarly, your spine can have resulting damage from an auto accident but you can still feel okay. Regardless of how you feel, a chiropractic evaluation will reveal any spinal damage caused by the accident.
Often times the car is the first priority of the accident victim. It can be overwhelming to try to get everything back to normal following an accident. Of course it is a good idea to get repairs made to your car. But as I tell many patients, we typically go through multiple cars in our lifetime but only get one body to live in.
Like many health problems, the damage from whiplash can set in silently where consciously you are unaware that the problem is developing. We see this often as many times patients come in months after the impact with terrible shoulder tension or headaches. At this point scar tissue has set in and it is much more difficult to get the patient to where s/he wants to be in regards to health.
The sooner an injury patient gets checked following the accident the better the resulting health! It is so important to get checked to avoid chronic pain in the future or permanent damage. The longer you wait after the accident means you will have a higher chance of experiencing irreversible spinal damage.
At Relief Plus Chiropractic we specialize in chiropractic and massage to get you feeling good and give you maximum opportunity to avoid chronic pain. A car accident, can result in soreness or experiencing symptoms such as:
- Neck pain
- Poor Sleep
- Feeling Dizzy
- Back Pain
- Joint Stiffness
- Loss of Range of Motion
- Knee Pain
Degeneration in the joints begins in as little as two weeks. Unfortunately this damage is irreversible. This is why it is critical to get evaluated immediately by a chiropractor.
At Relief Plus Chiropractic, we have had the opportunity to help a variety of patients involved in auto accidents. We want to be sure that you can have your life back and enjoy life into the future! Please visit www.releifplusmn.com to learn more or give us a call (952) 681-2863.