Auto Injury Chiropractic Care
How Can Sports Chiropractic Physicians Help With Whiplash Injuries?
Many people at some point in their lives will be in a car accident and while some people are lucky enough to escape unscathed, many will experience injuries that can range from very serious to mild sprain/strain type injuries. Research has shown that even low-impact accidents (those under 10 miles per hour) can result in injuries to the neck, back, and shoulders as well as long term compensation patterns if left untreated. Usually, these injuries occur in the soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, and muscles, but in more serious cases the injuries can involve nerves or intervertebral discs. If you do have injuries from an auto accident it is important to receive treatment from a provider who is going to evaluate and treat the soft tissues AND joints involved since “whiplash” usually involves multiple structures.
Lasting Health Issues Caused by Auto Accidents
A car accident can have far reaching effects, not just physically, but emotionally as well. Injuries sustained during an auto accident have the potential to impact your life negatively for years if they are not treated properly.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
While ligament sprains and muscle strains are the most common whiplash injuries in an auto accident, people may also experience superficial wounds like scrapes, bruises, and in serious cases, damage to your head and chest. When ligaments are exposed to extreme pressure, they overstretch and can even tear. This is what causes ligament pain and leads to other areas in the body not functioning properly. Internal injuries can also result from car crashes. Concussions happen frequently, you can even “whiplash” your shoulder or jaw. If you have been involved in a car accident, seek medical attention right away. Even if you cannot immediately see your injuries, it does not mean that you have not sustained them.
Frequently, accident victims do not notice their injuries until some time has passed. However, even minor disruption to your spinal stabilizers can cause tension in your muscles and spine and decrease blood flow and oxygen supply.
Preventing Future Problems
Seeking immediate treatment is the key to reducing the chances of life impacting effects and long-term disability from your injuries. At Premier, we can help you recovery properly from an accident. We will be able restore your alignment and reduce damage to your ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. We will also provide individualized rehabilitation and prescribe exercises that you can bring home with you.
If you have been involved in an automotive accident, you should visit a sports chiropractic physician as soon as possible. The longer you wait to receive treatment for your injuries, the more difficult and painful they can become to correct. These professionals offer safe and natural solutions for many of the internal injuries suffered in auto accidents. A thorough evaluation is the first step toward recovering both physically and emotionally from an accident.
Insurance companies realize the importance of the care at Premier Sports and Spine Center and treatment is covered whether you are the driver, passenger, or a pedestrian, regardless of who is at fault. Premier Sports and Spine Center bills the insurance directly to save you the time and make the process as simple as possible, allowing you to focus on recovery.
The sports chiropractic physicians at Premier Sports and Spine Center take these injuries very seriously. The physicians are specially trained in soft-tissue therapies and rehabilitation. Injuries sustained in an auto accident are similar to common injuries sustained in contact sports, and for this reason, many of these therapies are very effective in whiplash type injuries. The physicians at Premier Sports and Spine Center have managed many car accident cases and are focused on quickly and effectively treating both the soft-tissues and joints. Take the time to get the care needed from Premier Sports and Spine Center for yourself or anybody that you know who has experienced an auto accident.