Jun 152013

auto accident neck injury Chiropractic for Auto Injuries Did you have a car accident? Call a chiropractor, and if you’re in Savannah, call us: 912-351-3644. A chiropractor can treat neck injuries / whiplash, back injuries, soft tissue injuries, and he is able to help you loosen stiff muscles after the vehicular accident occurs.

Your chiropractor can give you the best and the most insightful advice. He is qualified to diagnose your injuries and recommend the best treatment to help you heal soon.

A wealth of research demonstrates that injuries can and do occur in low impact collisions. The most common injury is whiplash (neck injuries). Whiplash was discovered to occur in sudden changes of speed of only 2.5 miles per hour, with minor back injuries also taking place.

While standards in automobile bumpers are made to withstand damage at five miles per hour, the human body is unable to tolerate the damage at this speed (or any speed for that matter). When a vehicle doesn’t absorb the force of the crash, the occupant of the vehicle does instead, which leads to many forms of neck, back, and spinal injuries. Often, injuries after an auto accident cannot be seen externally. Examples include soft tissue injuries (injuries to muscles, ligaments, and discs). Those can heal with scar tissue, which can ache years later – yet the damage to the spine can lead to recurring headaches, neck pain, stiffness, chronic muscle tension, and spasms, lower back pain, spinal disc degeneration, inflamed arthritis, sore and tight inflexible muscles, greater chance of repeat injury and aid in poor posture.

Delays in the onset of pain are also common. Joint injuries in auto accidents may cause post-traumatic osteoarthritis, which is a speeding up of the arthritis process and develops at an earlier age than in people who have not had traumas relating to automobile accidents.

Visiting a chiropractor after an auto accident injury is a step in the right direction. Call Dr. Day today: 912-351-3644

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