Whiplash: Injured in a Car Accident- Chiropractic care can help!
When you’ve been in a car accident your unrestrained neck often takes a lot of the force. Your body can quickly spasm your muscles to try to protect your vulnerable ligaments and bones. These muscles tear from the strain and ligaments are often torn resulting in sprains. Nerves are stretched and chemically irritated. The cervical vertebra, or bones of the neck, are often jolted causing dysfunctional motion. The disc, your primary shock absorber of the neck, can also sustain injury. Even accidents at low speeds can cause these injuries. Symptoms can be worse depending on how far your head sits from the headrest, so make sure to keep your head back while driving.
Sometimes the adrenaline stress hormone can mask initial symptoms falsely leading you to think you are “alright.” I strongly advise that whenever you have been hit, get seen right away by a chiropractor by calling the chiropractic office. Early treatment is helpful at reducing lasting effects. Symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, dizziness, headache, fatigue, pins and needles feelings, spasms, reduced range of motion. A chiropractor can help! I’ve found that chiropractic care helps reduce neck pain, increase range of motion, relax spasms and relieve headaches.
If you’ve been in a car accident, Dr. Jolene Kuty, Doctor of Chiropractic, is trained to help you handle your auto accident liability case and deal with auto and health insurance companies. Often there is little to NO COST up-front for you to get the chiropractic care you need. With our record systems and accident injury knowledge, you can feel comfortable knowing that you are getting the highest quality chiropractic care that will also support your case. Call now! Tell us that you’ve been in an accident and we’ll get you in for an exam and treatment!