Chiropractic Care and Car Accidents

How can whiplash occur?Why You Should See A Chiropractor After A Car Accident

If you have recently been in a car accident, you may have suffered from whiplash. This is a jarring movement of the head. It can cause damage to the spine and can also cause severe pain. After suffering from whiplash, you will need the assistance of a chiropractor. If the effects of whiplash are not treated, you will be in severe pain.

See A Doctor First

The first step after an accident is to always seek treatment from your physician. Even if you do not believe that you are injured, you might not be aware of injuries you have that must be treated.

A Chiropractor Visit Will Likely Be Necessary

Your doctor may clear you of any serious or life-threatening injuries. However, this does not mean that you are fully healed. You could be suffering from:
  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Headaches
  • TMJ
You will still want to visit the chiropractor to receive an evaluation and to determine if you will need chiropractic adjustments, a deep tissue massage or anything else that can help you recover more quickly from your injuries. Once the tissues around your spine have been straightened out, you will have more mobility, which will help reduce the amount of pain that you are experiencing.

Headaches, Surprisingly, Come From Whiplash

You may not think that headaches are related to your whiplash, but most headaches are not related to the brain itself, but are instead related to ligaments and joints that have become strained. Chiropractic adjustments will help alleviate your headaches. After you have been treated for your injuries following the accident, make sure to see treatment from a chiropractor. If you do not know a chiropractor already, consider contacting Dr. Shane Silver to schedule an appointment.