Car accidents are always an event that no one expects to happen, you likely feel rattled and confused. However, not all accidents are dramatic, but nearly each one causes some sort of injury. Even the slightest taps can cause bruising, soreness, and stiffness, with whiplash and neck injuries occurring most often due to the jarring nature of a collision. The symptoms of a neck injury or whiplash after a car accident include discomfort and pain in the muscles and ligaments of your neck and back.
Again, this debilitated state may not happen immediately upon impact: Whiplash and other neck- or back-related injuries sometimes don't fully arrive until days after the incident. You may notice an inability to stand or walk comfortably, which could be indicative of a ruptured or herniated disc in your spine. This is a much more serious injury. There are some solutions when it comes to helping with injuries. One form of care when it comes to car accidents is chiropractic care. Chiropractic care has shown to help improve stability of ligaments, mobility of muscles, spinal healing, and pain relief. Chiropractic care is focused on the body's bio-mechanics, adjustments, relieving pain and healing naturally so the patient doesn't have to rely on taking pain medications.
Chiropractic care also has been shown to shorten the car accident injury time frame. One study has shown that most people that deal with whiplash injury will heal within 6 to 18 months depending on the person. With chiropractic care, whiplash injuries can heal at a much faster rate, and within 1 to 2 months of care, pain symptoms significantly decrease, and body function improves.
Northwood Chiropractic and Wellness is committed to make sure that patients live a healthy lifestyle and optimize their bodies. Car accidents are a serious issue, and the longer you wait, the more of a chance that other issues can be disabling later in life. It is best to see a chiropractor and get the issues and pain fixed before it gets worse. Most of the time, if you were injured in an automobile accident, you or the other driver's auto insurance will cover the bill.
We would be happy to consult with you about your options for receiving the care you need. Your recovery is our priority! To make an appointment with us at Northwood Chiropractic and Wellness in Maple Grove, MN give us a call at 763-432-3932 or schedule online here.