Hidden Injury Car Accident Report
This report is to help people avoid suffering hidden injuries after being involved in an auto accident. While signs and symptoms of an accident may be immediately noticeable, often hidden injuries may present days or weeks after an accident occurred. Chiropractic physicians are experts in assessing and treating these types of hidden injuries.
The common physical complaints people experience weeks or months after an accident include lower back pain, neck pain, and headaches, all of which tend to be attributed to something else. These may be due to whiplash injuries or slight misalignment of the bones or spine that went undetected at the emergency room. These injuries can heal without treatment; unfortunately, the injury can leave behind scar tissue that causes chronic pain, as it continuously irritates the muscles surrounding the scarred area. These injured areas that have scar tissue can limit range of motion in the neck, shoulder, back, hips and extremities. This limitation of motion and weakened scar tissue often leads to accelerated degenerative changes in involved structure and predisposes the areas to chronic pain and re-injury.
A Chiropractor know what to look for and where, so that hidden injuries would be seen, identified, and treated. An undetectable soft tissue injury or a slight misalignment of your bones or spine are all detectable with a chiropractor's expertise, and treating them before they have a chance to scar can hasten your recovery time considerably. Prompt treatment will also help to keep you off of expensive prescription medications. Chiropractic care is all natural.
Chiropractic care is able to treat injuries effectively and without invasive surgery or medication. The most commonly injured areas of the body in an auto accident are the ankles, knees, shoulders, elbows and spine. A chiropractor knows how to treat these accident injuries. In addition, a chiropractor is able to treat strains and sprains, stress fractures, soft tissues, muscles, tendons, ligaments and whiplash. Proper treatment helps restore alignment following an injury, corrects the underlying cause of pain, and helps bring functional stability to the involved injured areas.
We are trained to see the human body as a whole entity rather than seeing one injured area at a time. A complete evaluation of the injured soft tissues and joints includes neurological, orthopedic, chiropractic testing, and x-ray evaluation. This allows us to have a better understanding of the hidden injuries that often go undetected and results in chronic problems that linger for months if not years.
With Chiropractic adjustment, soft tissue treatment, exercise and physical therapy, we return injured areas to their normal mobility. Individuals involved in an auto accident will find that they are feeling back to normal much quicker through comprehensive care. Our goal is to treat all of your pain symptoms without the need for medication. If you have questions, contact Anna our office manager and schedule an appointment for a no-charge consultation.