Getting in a car accident can be scary, but sometimes the aftermath is even scarier. Realizing that you’ve suffered a grievous injury, and may not be able to live your life as you could before is very stressful indeed. If you have been in an accident and are in pain, it’s time to take control of your life. Here at Beyond Chiropractic we help you do just that.
After an accident, it’s very common to be confused and worried about how to move forward. That’s why we’ve put together this FAQ page about accidents and chiropractic care, to help you figure out whether this is the right move for you.
I Was Involved in an Auto Accident Injury … Do I Need a Chiropractor?
If you have recently been involved in an auto accident injury, it makes a lot of sense to get the help of a chiropractor. Not only can chiropractic care relieve pain, it can realign your spine and other bodily systems to help ensure that the pain does not return. Plus, a chiropractor can provide healing, natural care on top of any medical approaches you may already be taking in response to your auto accident injury.
My Accident Was Minor. Should I Still Seek Chiropractic Care?
Although it may seem like you don’t need to respond the same way to a minor accident, or that a small crash “shouldn’t” cause any problems, that’s not the case. Even less violent impacts can cause damage and create misalignment. If you have any discomfort whatsoever, you should be checked out by a professional chiropractor rather than waiting for the feeling to just “go away.”
What Are Some Signs that I May Have a Whiplash Injury?
Whiplash is any condition that shakes the neck violently and causing ripping or tearing in the muscles, ligaments and other structures of the upper spine. It’s one of the most common spinal injuries following a car crash, and can push vertebrae out of alignment and reverse the spine’s natural curve. Neck pain, stiffness, reduced mobility, headaches, migraines, trouble concentrating and insomnia are all classic signs of whiplash.
How Does Chiropractic Care Relieve Auto Accident Back Pain and Neck Pain?
Luckily, chiropractic care can relieve both neck and back pain by correcting misalignment with time-honored techniques. Chiropractic treatment can relieve pressure on nerves and spinal discs, allows soft tissues to heal and put vertebrae back in place.
What Should I Expect from My First Appointment with North Orlando Chiropractor?
Your first appointment will begin with a medical history, proceed through a thorough examination and X-rays, and treat you as soon as possible – very possibly in the first meeting. Patients often experience reduced pain and discomfort after this first treatment, though total relief may take a few months to a few years.
If you’re ready to make an appointment with a qualified chiropractor serving North Orlando area, Casselberry, Maitland, Apopka, Lake Mary, Longwood, Winter Park, Winter Springs, Sanford and more, give us a call at 407-261-1001 today. We look forward to helping you back to better health.