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. The quicker you get medical treatment, chiropractic care, and physical therapy treatment the better. An experienced chiropractor can provide effective therapy to treat and prevent problems that cause neck, hip, knee, shoulder, and back pain. Check with your insurance company to see if you’re covered for rehabilitation related to an auto related injury.
Why a Crash Can Cause So Much Trauma
When you’re involved in a car crash chances are your body moved in a weird way all of the sudden. The sudden acceleration or deceleration, or thrust in one direction, can cause trauma to the ligaments, muscles, and spine.
Your body 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.
Benefits of Immediate Chiropractic Care
It’s best to see a chiropractor with experience treating auto accident injuries such as Dr. Chris Barker at New City Chiropractic as soon after the accident occurs as possible. 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.