Car Accident Related Injuries
An accident that seems like a harmless "fender-bender" can cause injuries that aren't apparent at first but that can develop into pain, headaches and arthritis. Even worse, most people who have been involved in an auto accident may not have an idea that they have been hurt.
Most doctors give pain killers that mask these injuries. The chiropractic approach to these types of injuries is to use specific chiropractic adjustments to help restore spinal function.
After a thorough case history is taken and an examination is performed, the doctor will recommend any necessary care to help restore proper motion to and position of the spinal bones. If caught early enough, inflammation can be reduced and scar tissue can often be minimized.
Brevard Chiropractic & Injury Center can treat many of the ailments produced by an auto injury including
- Sprains and Strains
- Shoulder and Neck Pain
- Dizziness & Vertigo
- Lower Back Pain
- Pain in Legs or Arms
- Car Seatbelt Injury
If you have been involved in a car accident, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously. Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are.
Too often people don't seek treatment following a car accident because they don't feel hurt. By far, the most common injury to the neck is a whiplash injury.Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head, either backward, forward, or sideways, that results in the damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back.
Unfortunately, by the time more serious complications develop, some of the damage from the injury may have become permanent. Numerous studies have shown that years after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims, roughly half of them state that they still suffer with symptoms from their injuries. If you have been in a motor vehicle or any other kind of accident, don't assume that you escaped injury if you are not currently in pain. Contact us today!