Chiropractic Care for Car Injury Patients
In today's society where driving is a necessity and many of us spend hours in traffic every week, suffering a car injury after a collision is a very real possibility. And though many victims of traffic accidents unfortunately need emergency care, thousands of others don't realize they've been injured until much later. This is because not every injury is immediately noticeable on the surface and most people expect to be shaken up and bruised after a collision.
However, when feelings of shock and bruising don't subside and headaches, back pain and dizziness persist, it's highly likely that the vertebrae and other structures of the spine have been damaged. For example, many car accidents result in whiplash, which is extreme strain to the neck caused by abrupt forward or backward extension of the head. When the conditions go untreated, chronic pain, sleep and mood disturbances, as well as impaired functioning can be the result.
Fort Wayne Chiropractor Treats Injury Accident Pain
Our Fort Wayne chiropractor, Dr. Nill, encourages people to see a chiropractor as soon as possible after incurring an injury accident. The sooner a car accident victim is treated, the better, but even those who don't seek help right away can still benefit greatly from this type of non-invasive care. By means of a thorough analysis, our chiropractor can immediately evaluate any damage to the neck, spine or other body parts. This is not only important in order to determine any insurance claim, but also to present the patient with a course of treatment that will quickly and effectively counteract symptoms such as headaches, blurred vision, or nausea while simultaneously promoting healing. Usually treatment involves chiropractic vertebral manipulation to realign the vertebrae and disks, relieve the muscle spasms, as well as light exercises to strengthen the surrounding muscles and massage therapy to enhance the healing process.
Have you ever been injured in a car accident? Did you see a chiropractor?