Chiropractic Care Following an Auto Accident
Anyone who has been involved in a car accident will agree that a lot of stress follows the accident. As if the accident itself isn’t stressful enough, dealing with insurance companies, figuring out who is at fault, dealing with pain, and trying to get your car fixed just adds more stress. Every year, there are about 6 million auto accidents in the US, so if you’ve been in an accident, you are certainly not alone.
It’s extremely important to get a full examination as soon as possible by your Snellville chiropractor. Even if you aren't in any pain right away, a lot of times, symptoms don’t show up until days or weeks following an accident. Dr. Dionne Anderson will thoroughly examine your spine and look for any misalignments that may lead to issues later on. Even the smallest fender bender can cause injuries to the spine that can lead to chronic issues in the future if left untreated. This is why it is so important to have chiropractic care at the top of your to-do list following an accident!
Common Injuries Following an Auto Accident
Most wrecks are caused by being rear-ended, or hit from behind. This backward and forward motion can wreak havoc on the neck since it is jolted during the impact of the wreck, often leading to whiplash. Whiplash can cause extreme pain, stiffness in the neck, and headaches. Even if you don’t experience pain right away, headaches may occur in days to come, so you may not even realize it is linked to the accident. This is why it is so important to see Dr. Dionne Anderson as soon as possible following a car wreck so she can look for underlying issues that may surface later on. Injury to the lower back is another common concern following an accident, which often leads to pain and stiffness. When left untreated, it can get worse with time. Research has shown how beneficial chiropractic is for those who have suffered from whiplash and other injuries following an auto accident. One study, in particular, observed 41 individuals who visited their chiropractor regularly and improved their car accident injuries through chiropractic care.
How Can Chiropractic Help?
When Dr. Dionne Anderson examines the spine, she looks for any vertebrae that are out of place. She will then gently adjust the spine, correcting the misalignments. When even slight misalignments are present, they can disturb the communication between the brain and the rest of the body. However, when the spine is properly aligned, the body can function as it should, reducing inflammation and pain. When you visit your Snellville chiropractor, you can be assured that you will be treated with the highest standards of care. Chiropractic care is a natural, safe, and effective solution to pain without the side effects of medication. While medical doctors may prescribe strong pain medications that temporarily cover the symptoms, getting to the root cause of the symptoms is much more effective for long-term relief of pain. When the nervous system is functioning well, natural healing will take place.
If you or someone you care about has been in a car accident, it’s important to get checked out right away! Dr. Dionne Anderson would love to help you on your road to recovery! Hand and Heart Chiropractic loves to serve the community in Snellville as well as the surrounding cities, including Loganville, Lilburn, Conyers, Lawrenceville, Grayson, Centerville, and Stone Mountain! Contact us today to set up an appointment!
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