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Auto Accident Injury
Being involved in a car accident can lead to a wide range of injuries. While some of these are easy to diagnose and treat, others might not cause symptoms to appear until later on. Visiting a hospital or healthcare provider can help ensure proper treatment for serious injuries, but injuries to muscles or joints are not always easily detected. Those who have been injured in an auto accident in Atlanta can find relief from symptoms by seeing our chiropractor in Atlanta.
Car accidents commonly cause injuries to the back or neck. These injuries can result in pain, stiffness and other symptoms depending on where damage occurred and how severe it is. Whiplash, a condition characterized by a misalignment of neck vertebrae and discs, can cause symptoms that take awhile to first appear. These symptoms, which might not show up for several days, typically include stiffness and soreness in the neck. Auto accidents can also cause spinal injuries that result in back pain that can get worse over time if it is not treated. Chiropractic care can help realign the neck or spine to relieve pain and other symptoms.
Chiropractic care offers a safe and effective way to ease stiffness and pain caused by auto accidents. Whether pain mainly occurs in the neck or spine, our chiropractor can bring the affected area back into proper alignment. This helps the healing process, since nutrients can once again reach the discs and vertebrae to make them strong and flexible again.
Chiropractic care for those who have been hurt in car accidents starts with a comprehensive exam to evaluate the patient’s condition. This might involve taking X-rays of the damaged area to see how extensive or severe it is. Patients then receive a chiropractic treatment plan based on this evaluation. This plan usually includes manual spinal manipulation to realign discs and vertebrae. Other forms of treatment that complement the effects of chiropractic adjustments might also be used, such as massage or electrical muscle stimulation. These treatment methods help promote natural healing processes in the body.
With chiropractic care, patients do not have to worry about experiencing side effects or undergoing treatment that is not effective enough to relieve their symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments provide a safe treatment method that relieves pain and stiffness and lowers the risk of having ongoing pain. Patients should keep in mind that even with adjustments, it can take weeks or months to fully heal, depending on how serious the injury was. Chiropractic adjustments make it possible for patients to resume their daily activities sooner than they would with more conventional treatments as they heal.
If you have suffered from injuries caused by a car accident, please contact our auto injury chiropractor in Atlanta at (404) 634-1669. Dr. Jared Simon at Century Center Chiropractic can evaluate your injuries and provide you with treatment for relief from your symptoms.