No matter how severe, it is a difficult and traumatic experience to be involved in an automobile accident. Anyone who has been the victim of a car accident and was able to walk away from it in one piece is indeed fortunate. However, there are many more that suffer serious injuries.
Unfortunately, some people may think their injuries are not that severe after an automobile accident because there is little or no vehicle damage. That is a big mistake! Don’t be misled by minimal damage to your car. When a vehicle shows no damage, it DOES NOT mean there have been no injuries.
Research shows that even low impact accidents at speeds as low as 5 mph can cause bodily injury. Let me assure you, when over ton of steel and glass slam into you, you are very likely going to be hurt — the only question is how much you’re hurt, not if.
Many of these injuries are known medically as “soft tissue injuries,” meaning they don’t consist of broken bones or lacerated tissue. Because they’re soft tissue injuries, they really can’t be viewed on an x-ray or similar imaging studies. Many of these injuries can remain “invisible,” and are seldom detected for months or even years, yet cause long-term or even permanent disability. As a result, injuries are not taken care of properly, and accident victims settle their case with the insurance companies before getting evaluated from a Doctor trained in soft tissue injuries.
Chiropractic care is exceptional in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, especially of the spine. Since the most common injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents (MVA’s) are sprains and strains of the spinal muscles and ligaments, it’s only natural that chiropractic be the treatment of choice.
Even if you are not in pain following a car incident, it is important to receive prompt attention to your injury, as the structural balance of your neck and spine is important to your health. We can assist in your recovery by correctly adjusting your neck and/or spine so it has the chance to heal properly.
In addition, we can recommend physical therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises, and natural anti-inflammatory supplements to put you back on the road to good health. Pain pills won’t heal inflamed tendons, and muscle relaxers won’t heal torn muscles. Chiropractic care, coupled with a specific exercise program is the best treatment for patients injured in a motor vehicle accident.
Possible Symptoms After Auto Accidents:
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, please contact our office immediately for an appointment.
If you have been in an auto accident, it is important to start treatment early. The longer you wait to seek treatment, the more prolonged the recovery process is likely to be. Finding time for a professional chiropractic examination today can save hours and weeks of pain management in the future.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, the best thing you can do is call Heil Chiropractic today at (763) 323-4855!