A car accident injury can disable you immediately or sneak up on you later to cause pain, nerve dysfunction and loss of function in various parts of your body. Whether you have just recently had an accident or are just now coming to terms with back pain, neck pain, sciatica, headaches and migraines from a previous accident, you need a Jacksonville chiropractor who understands an accident’s effects on the body and how to treat such injuries safely and correctly — exactly the kind of service Chiropractic Clinic offers.
Various injury from a car accident
A car accident injury can manifest itself in all kinds of unpleasant ways. Whiplash, one of the most notorious auto-related injuries, usually results from a collision between two vehicles. These vehicles may actually be traveling at relatively low speeds, but the force is still enough to push an occupant forward suddenly. The head then rebounds and snaps backward again, causing tremendous strain on the neck and the cervical spine. Whiplash stresses typically cause spinal misalignments, neck pain and stiffness. The dislocation of vertebrae can also pinch nerves, sending pain, numbness or other odd sensations to the extremities. Headaches and migraines can be triggered by the resulting muscle and nerve problems. Back pain can also result from forces that twist the lower spine, particularly when a shoulder harness restrains one side of the body more than the other.
One of the more bewildering – and treacherous – aspects of a car accident injury is the fact that you may not feel anything at all at the scene of the accident. Accident sufferers may simply count themselves lucky to be “unhurt” and forget about the incident, only to develop disabling headaches, stiffness or weakness some time later. For this reason, you should always consider yourself a potential injury victim after an accident and get an evaluation by a chiropractor, if only for the sake of preventative wellness.
Chiropractic care for car accident injury
By being proactive following a car accident injury, our Jacksonville chiropractor can fully assess if chiropractic treatment is necessary and what pain management methods can be implemented to reduce the likelihood of more serious pain. Prompt detection and wellness care of a hidden problem can prevent symptoms such as headaches and migraines, neck pain, back pain or a loss of function or mobility at some future date.
Professional Chiropractic Specialist have the experience and skills needed to give you the right pain management treatment for your car accident injury. Our chiropractor can evaluate your spine for telltale signs of misalignments or disc problems. She can then perform chiropractic adjustments to correct these issues, relieving impinged nerves and the symptoms they cause in the process.
We typically complement these adjustments with physical therapy and massage therapy to relieve muscular pain and inflammation and speed healing of soft tissues. Additionally, since we also believe in the value of ongoing wellness practices and continual pain management to help prevent future ailments, we can prescribe exercises and advise you on how to remain stronger and healthier.