An auto accident can really put your life on hold. Not only will you be dealing with damages to your vehicle and possible interruption in your transportation, but auto injuries can also slow you down and cut into your productivity. At Chiropractic USA, serving Oro Valley, AZ, we are here to help you recover quickly from your automobile accident. Check out these auto injury FAQs to learn more.
What Are Common Auto Accident Injuries?
One of the most common auto accident injuries is whiplash. Whiplash can be tricky to diagnose and treat, because the symptoms of whiplash may not show up until several days after your accident. When they do appear, symptoms of whiplash can include pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. In some cases, this pain can radiate down the arms as well.
Whiplash occurs when the muscles and tendons of the neck are damaged. Whiplash can result from many causes, but it is often seen following a car accident because of the sudden jarring motion caused by impact.
Another common auto accident injury is misalignment of the spine. During the impact of a car accident, your spine can become misaligned. This misalignment can lead to many other pain issues.
How Are Auto Injuries Treated?
Unfortunately, painkillers do nothing to address the root cause of injuries. Painkillers can also have harsh side effects as well as addictive properties. For these reasons, many people seek out a more natural path to healing. Chiropractic care is one option you have for all-natural pain relief and healing.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Following a car accident, follow up with a chiropractor. If you are experiencing pain, chiropractic treatment can help you to address this pain in a drug-free way. When you visit our chiropractor, you will be evaluated and diagnostics will be performed. X-rays may be used to help the doctor determine the source of your pain. Once these tests have been completed, our chiropractor will develop a personalized treatment plan for you.
In many cases, chiropractic care will start with a spinal adjustment. Spinal adjustment is the baseline treatment for most patients. Once the spine is brought back into alignment, many other pain issues can begin to resolve themselves.
Beyond this, our chiropractor may recommend massage therapy, stretching exercises, cold laser therapy, or other treatment modalities.
To learn more about our services, contact our office at Chiropractic USA, serving Oro Valley, AZ. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule you an appointment today. Our number is 520-818-7788.