No one wants to be in a car crash. Whether it’s a minor fender bender or a major crash, one thing’s for sure– a car crash can mess with a person’s overall health and well-being. If you find yourself in one, you should visit New City Chiropractic in Lakeland, Florida, as soon as possible. The quicker you get treatment for potential problems like neck and back pain, the better you’ll be in the long run. Check with your insurance company to see if you’re covered for rehabilitation related to an auto related injury.
When you’re involved in a car crash chances are your body moved in a weird way all of the sudden. It wasn’t expecting to move that way! Perhaps your spine and its individual vertebrae shifted to the point where they’re now “out of whack.” It’s not unusual for car crash victims to have the ligaments holding their spine together stretched or torn, resulting in pain.
It’s best to see a chiropractor such as Dr. Chris Barker at New City Chiropractic after the accident occurs and he will pay special attention to your neck, shoulders and back. Those are the areas most often negatively affected by car crashes. Chiropractors often then perform spinal adjustments to help bring your spine back into its normal position. Having a chiropractor work on your problem areas can also help speed the healing of inflamed or torn muscles, tendons and ligaments. Ideally, chiropractic care makes for a better treatment than, say, pills and muscle relaxers.
Keep in mind that injuries from car crashes may not be known to the victim right away. Problems could occur weeks afterward, as is often the case with whiplash injuries, for example. Therefore, it makes sense to receive regular chiropractic care for several weeks and months after you’ve been in an accident. For some people it may take half a year or more to feel better, but it’s better to have someone actively caring for your pain than to avoid going to a doctor and suffering the consequences of pain for life.
Please call New City Chiropractic at 863-940-3444 if you’ve been in a car crash and are hurting. Time is of the essence, so act now.