Chiropractic Care Can Help with Auto Accident Injuries
Injuries from an auto accident can leave you with chronic pain or permanent damage if you're not treated immediately. You are encouraged to seek emergency care even if you think you walked away unscathed. You can also seek chiropractic care for auto injuries at The Health & Wellness Clinic. While visible injuries are easier to spot and treat, our chiropractors in Overland Park, Gladstone, Grandview, and Kansas City, KS, will search diligently to find and treat non-obvious injuries that have the potential to cause chronic pain or disability. They include underlying injuries such as spinal damage and whiplash.
Types of Auto Accident Injuries
Common injuries people typically sustain from a car crash may fall within the following categories:
- Head Injuries – Concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Neck Injuries – Whiplash (neck strain) and herniated cervical disc
- Spine injuries – Fracture, dislocated spinal joint, herniated disc, or spinal cord compression
- Joint and Bone Injuries – Dislocated or broken shoulder, wrist, or knee cap
- Soft Tissue Injuries – Seat belt injuries such as cuts and bruises, muscle strains, and tendon tears
Signs and Symptoms You've Suffered Auto Injuries
A sharp or dull pain following a car collision is a telltale symptom that something isn't right. However, a rush of adrenaline in the body from shock may delay the pain and other symptoms for hours or days. For example, whiplash symptoms such as neck pain sometimes show up 24 hours, days, or weeks later. Nevertheless, symptoms will depend on the type of injury sustained. Consider seeing a chiropractor if you experience one or more of the following:
- Neck or back pain
- Limited movement
- Headaches or migraines
- Swelling, soreness, or stiffness
- Neck instability from whiplash
- Pain about the body (shoulder, arm, hand, hip, or leg)
- Pinched nerve symptoms, such as pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness
Our Chiropractor Can Assist in Your Recovery
Chiropractic care continues to be an effective way to treat patients involved in an auto accident. Our chiropractors are trained and experienced in performing chiropractic adjustments to aid healing and rehabilitation. Correcting misalignment with spinal adjustments helps eliminate pain and inflammation linked to injuries to the disc, nerve, and soft tissue.
Extremity adjustments involve mobilizing dislocated joints and bones, such as in the shoulder or knee. These are natural pain-relievers, and they can restore range of motion, nerve function, and stimulate healing. For fast and full recovery, we may integrate massage therapy, corrective exercises, and a balanced diet into your wellness plan.
Chiropractic Relief for Auto Injuries
Find out if you suffered an underlying injury and receive drug-free and surgery-free care at The Health & Wellness Clinic. Our wellness team will work together to ensure you're back to feeling like your old self in the shortest time. Schedule an appointment with us today. Call 913-579-1154 for the Overland Park office or 816-808-9900 for the Grandview office.