Auto accidents generally come with large amounts of force on your body. Whether you stop suddenly and jerk forward, or you experience a crash, your body and your spine experience the force of the stop or the collision.
The body tenses its muscles and braces itself for the impending stop or collision, which makes the effects even worse. You can experience many types of damage, including whiplash, soft tissue damage and more. the problem is that you might not notice this type of damage right away. You might feel fine, but then a few days, or even a few weeks, later, you start to feel the pain, stiffness and other problems. At that point, you might not even realize that these problems were caused by the accident.
Instead of waiting for the pain and other potential problems, be sure to seek a professional evaluation right after the accident. If you visit a chiropractor, we can provide a physical exam, X-rays and any other applicable tests to determine whether your body sustained any injuries. Then, we can be proactive in getting your body back into its pre-accident shape through adjustments and other treatment measures.
Visiting a chiropractor is a smart choice after your accident. A chiropractor’s expertise allows him to diagnose soft tissue injuries. We can help identify the areas affected by whiplash and other trauma from the accident. Once we have narrowed down the affected areas, we can work on a treatment plan. This can include options like chiropractic adjustments, muscle relaxation and therapeutic exercises.