Auto accidents can cause many different types of injuries depending on the circumstances of the accident, as well as your own underlying health. Some of the most common auto accident-related injuries involve the back and the neck. That's because even a relatively minor “fender bender” can result in impacts and jolts that can cause soft tissue injury like whiplash as well as damage to the spinal joints and discs. Other accidents can cause injuries to the spine or other joints as a result of torsion or twisting motions or from direct impact.
Yes; the fact is, many auto accident injuries may not cause symptoms until days or even weeks later. Having a chiropractic evaluation following a minor car accident – even if you feel fine afterward – is the best way to evaluate your spine and neck to identify issues that could become more pronounced over time. Plus, having a chiropractic exam also helps by making adjustments to the spine that can help relieve or reduce inflammation that could develop down the road. Without proper care and attention, injuries from even a small car accident could result in a long-term disability.
Most auto accidents involve whiplash-like injuries that develop when an impact causes a “snapping” motion of the neck or another area of the spine. The rapid stretching of muscles and other soft tissues and torsion of the spine can cause significant inflammation which can press on nerves and result in neck and back pain, sciatica and chronic headaches. Chiropractic works by realigning the spine to restore balance and relieve inflammation, promoting both healthy circulation and normal nerve signaling for faster relief of symptoms.
We do accept all Auto Accident Insurances and some Workers' Compensation Insurances. Please call our office to confirm your insurance provider if you do not see your Insurance listed here.
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