Being in a motor vehicle collision is a traumatic event that can totally turn your life upside down. Even a low impact fender bender leaves you without your car while it’s being repaired and seemingly endless phone calls with insurance companies, not to mention the injuries you may sustain as well. So then running around dealing with your car but then seeing an auto accident chiropractor to fix your body can feel overwhelming. However, it is critical to not delay treatment, even if it just feels like whiplash, often the longer you wait the harder it is to fix later on.
The most common injury after a car accident is whiplash or what is more accurately described as a strain of the muscles and a sprain of the ligaments in your neck, upper back and the rest of your spine. An auto accident chiropractor can do a thorough orthopedic and neurological evaluation to determine the extent of your injuries and then recommend a treatment plan to fix the cause of the problem. Other complications that can arise include ligament laxity and herniated discs and reversal of the cervical curve. These complications are indicative of a more serious injury and require more extensive treatment. Your auto accident chiropractor may order advanced imaging to diagnose these conditions as a part of your chiropractic care. With time whiplash injuries can heal without long term issues and chronic pain but proper care is the key to successful treatment.