Every year, more than 2 million people are injured in automobile accidents. Some of the most common injuries resulting from automobile accidents are to the neck and back, including whiplash, dislocations, and more. However, some injuries are not always obvious, and their effects can be painful and long-lasting.
Many people don’t think to visit a chiropractor following car accident injuries.
Chiropractic care can be extremely beneficial for treating symptoms of back pain, whiplash, and other chronic pain resulting from auto accidents.
Neck and back injuries can result in long-lasting symptoms that leave you in pain and hinder everyday tasks. Chiropractic treatment for car accident-related injuries can help put the spine in line and help the body start healing right away. The sooner you alleviate pain, the sooner your life can go back to normal.
The most common neck injury resulting from car accidents is whiplash.
Whiplash occurs when the head suddenly and forcefully moves backward then forward. Symptoms include pain and stiffness in the neck and shoulders, blurred vision, and headaches. While whiplash typically heals on its own, its symptoms can be long-lasting. It can take up to 3 months to recover from severe whiplash.
Various chiropractic treatments can alleviate the symptoms of whiplash, including but not limited to gentle stretching and massage therapy. These treatments reduce inflammation of affected ligaments and muscles and help restore your range of motion. Dr. Crevar can also recommend stretches and other treatments to practice on your own.
Back pain is another common injury resulting from auto accidents, and can be a sign of a serious issue. When left untreated, back injuries may lead to long-term effects, like chronic misaligned vertebrae and chronic pain.
Spinal misalignments compress nerves and blood vessels near your spine. Compressed blood vessels can affect blood supply, while inflamed or compressed nerves can alter nerve transmissions, resulting in chronic pain.
Chronic pain refers to persistent pain that lasts weeks or even years, and affects approximately 3 million Americans every year.
At Crevar Chiropractic, Dr. Crevar performs spinal adjustments to correctly align vertebrae, reducing inflammation and/or compression of nerves, and alleviating back pain. Realignment of the spine also helps your body release anti-inflammatory to relieve pain and inflammation.
In addition to, people also experience elevated levels of stress and anxiety following a car accident. Stress management is another way chiropractic promotes overall wellness and helps patients looking for relief from issues affecting their daily lives.
Another benefit of visiting Crevar Chiropractic after a car accident? We offer completely natural, non-invasive, drug-free relief from injuries and associated pain. Dr. Crevar and our staff find the root cause of your pain, focusing on rehabilitation to help your body return to maximum function. If you’re suffering from pain related to an auto accident, call Crevar Chiropractic today.