The majority of car accidents cause some type of injury whether it is visible or not, and the most common type of injury is a sprain or strain to the neck and back. This type of injury often goes unnoticed until days after the injury. The individual may wake up stiff and sore the next day, take some over-the-counter pain pills and forget about the pain, but if the injury is a severe sprain or strain of the neck, the symptoms may get worse with time instead of better.
Whiplash Should Not Be Left Untreated
Whiplash is a severe sprain of the neck. It can occur in nearly all types of car accidents, and many individuals do not notice they have been hurt until days or even weeks later, and by then, they do not necessarily associate their pain, stiffness and headaches with the car accident. That is why it is important to get checked out by our chiropractor, Dr. Daniel P. Secrest, DC as soon as possible after your summer car accident. A sprain to the neck can alter the curvature, resulting in excessive pressure being placed on the vertebrae, which can reduce the movement of the neck. If it is left untreated, it can result in a permanent injury and bone spurs.
Pain Relief for Car Accident Injuries
Here at Secrest Family Chiropractic, we offer pain relief for car accident injuries. Our chiropractor, Dr. Daniel P. Secrest, DC can diagnose car accident injuries and prescribe a treatment program that will reduce your pain, restore the curvature in your neck and spine and facilitate healing of the injury.
This is accomplished by using a multi-faceted approach, involving chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy and massage therapy. Chiropractic adjustments help restore the natural curvature of your spine and neck by manually placing the vertebrae back into their proper positions. Physical therapy and corrective exercises strengthen the injured areas and restore movement, and massage therapy helps reduce pain and promotes relaxation.
Would you visit a chiropractor after a car accident to check for injuries to your spine and neck?