Chiropractic treatment for car accident injuries may be beneficial in several ways, such as treatment for whiplash. A chiropractor is a licensed and trained health professional who uses an array of non-surgical techniques, such as mobilization and spinal manipulation, in order to treat patients with a variety of ailments including headaches, lower back pain, car accident injury, neck pain, sports injury, etc.
Car accidents happen every day and the individuals involved more times than not are injured. These injuries may be minimal, severe, and sometimes even fatal. Although an individual may not experience pain directly after a car accident, it is detrimental to be thoroughly examined by a health professional in order to properly diagnose any injuries which may have been sustained. Whiplash and low back pain are injuries which can be sustained due to an automobile accident. Chiropractic treatments may be able to ease or sometimes diminish the pain caused by a car accident injury.
Before beginning treatment, a chiropractor must take a few things into consideration, such as a patient’s medical history, the type of injury, and the results of any tests run, including x-rays, in order to successfully diagnose and treat a patient. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that occur due to a car accident, and can potentially have damaging effects if left untreated. Whiplash occurs when your neck or body is suddenly jerked or jolted, usually due to a rear impact automobile accident. This type of injury can affect many areas in the body, including the head and back. Symptoms, such as fatigue, dizziness, neck pain, headache, etc may occur immediately or sometimes take a few days.
A chiropractor will determine the course for treatment after a diagnosis has been made in order to determine the severity of the whiplash. Sometimes treatment may only involve icing the injured area for several hours after the car accident. However in some cases, the neck injury may be more severe which can require adjustments and manipulation by the chiropractor. The long term objective of treatment is to diminish pain, renew function, and build up the muscles in the neck, shoulders and upper back, therefore the proper healing can occur and the likelihood of persistent pain are reduced.
If you or someone you know has recently been involved in an auto accident and is experiencing neck pain, back pain, or headaches then it can be beneficial for the individual to consult a chiropractor in order to receive proper treatment for the car accident injury sustained during the accident.
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