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. Whiplash destabilizes the spine and causes severe pain as well as these other indicators:
It is critical that chiropractic care is sought immediately after an automobile accident since allowing the effects of whiplash to go untreated can induce long-term pain. The seriousness of the physical effects of an accident is not always known or felt immediately following. It can take days, weeks or even months for major symptoms to show up, which is why chiropractic care is essential to maintaining the health of a spine that has been through a trauma.
Any body part that is jarred or thrown forward unexpectedly and beyond normal limits can sustain stretched ligaments and even tears. Those ligaments supporting the head and neck are especially vulnerable to this kind of tearing during a collision. Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology
has specialized video-digital motion X-ray equipment (DMX)
to diagnose these often overlooked injuries. Since chiropractors specialize in the care of bones, muscles, nerves and connective tissue, they are crucial to visit after an accident.
Early care and treatment means full healing and recovery can be realized. Even a car crash that is seemingly minor with limited damage to the car itself can cause serious injury to the driver and passengers (most injuries actually occur at low speeds with little or no damage to the car). Chiropractic treatments are the right step toward restoring the body. C relieve pain, make necessary adjustments to spine alignment and may include massage or gentle stretching techniques. Beyond treatment, we give advice for optimal nutrition, as well as exercises or bracing with Durable Medical Equipment to continue healing on your own after appointments.