In a metropolis, such as Woodbridge, car accidents tend to be more common than we’d like to admit. With all the cars on the road, odds are either yourself or someone you know has been in a car accident. Some accidents can be less severe than others, however don’t let the damage to only your car be the judge of the potential damage to your body.
Although some symptoms may not appear right away, there is a good chance you could have experienced whip lash or a shift in the alignment of your spine. After a car accident visiting a chiropractor immediately is critical to determine what type of injuries may have been sustained during the collision. As Chiropractors specialize in the health of your bones, muscles and nerves, they would be the best type of health practitioner to visit.
Whiplash tends to be the most common injury people experience during a car accident. Whiplash is caused by the force of impact where your head whips back and forth or side to side quite quickly. Symptoms of whiplash could take a couple days to appear and include but are not limited to; neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, and arm stiffness. Early care and treatment is highly recommended to avoid long term issues and have a quick recovery. When injuries such as whip lash are left untreated, it can lead to greater health issues with the potential of chronic life long pain. The longer you wait to seek treatment, the longer it will take you to get your life back.
At Atlantis Chiropractic and Wellness, we treat every accident victim uniquely – as no two car accidents are ever the same. First, a thorough examination of one’s spine and overall body is important. Chiropractors can typically see and feel things we aren’t aware of. More than likely you will also be sent for x-rays and depending on severity there may be other imaging tests as well. Once the doctor has identified the extent of your injuries, a program of care will be recommended.
Your program of care may involve various therapies, from manual manipulation of the spine to low level laser therapy to deep tissue massage. At Atlantis Chiropractic and Wellness in Woodbridge, we have many therapies which would benefit car accident patients and help alleviate any pain or discomfort. During your thorough examination, Dr. Birk will be able to assess the severity of your accident and give you his best recommendation for quality care. Give us a call today for a free consultation and find relief from your car accident discomfort!