Chiropractic care for car accident injuries
Have you been injured in a car accident? Are you experiencing symptoms ranging from lower backpain, upper back pain, pinched nerve (sciatica) or numbness in your extremities? You may not know it now, but you might have whiplash, the most common injury sustained in a car accident. Whiplash injuries that result from any type of vehicle accident are often not diagnosed correctly. Frequently, the pain or other symptoms of whiplash are not apparent at the time of the car accident. In fact, some whiplash injury symptoms are hidden so well, they may be missed by emergency room technicians and could take weeks, months, and even years before actual symptoms show. If you have been involved in a car accident, motorcycle accident or any high-impact accident, you should see a chiropractor immediately to check for whiplash.
If you have been injured in a car accident you probably sustained some level of whiplash injury.
Whiplash is caused by the sudden acceleration and deceleration of the head from a rear or side impact collusion. The damage will be to the surrounding muscles, facet joints and ligaments along with other supporting muscles in the upper back.
Complications can develop should you delay treatment of whiplash injuries and in some cases injured muscles and facet joints may deteriorate into permanent damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and tendons of the neck and back. It is not uncommon for symptoms to persist years after the initial auto accident.
If you have been in a motor vehicle accident of any type, minor or sever, you should visit Atlanta Total Wellness for an immediate evaluation.