Did you know that more than 20,000 people were injured in auto accidents in the year 2020? Automobile accidents are unexpected events that can impact your life forever, and are unfortunately, very common. When you sustain an injury in an auto accident your injuries may not be present right away, and going without treatment at all may cause them to become worse without you even knowing. It could be days, weeks, or even months before major symptoms show up, which is why we recommend seeking chiropractic care if you are ever involved in an auto accident.
Early Treatment is Key
Auto accident injuries can range from minor to severe, and appear different from person to person. Common injuries sustained by auto accident victims are head injuries, whiplash, and soft tissue injuries. Seeking chiropractic treatment after an auto accident whether or not you’re aware of any injuries allows you to maintain and evaluate the health of your spine and body, following a trauma. Early treatment can also help prevent long-term pain and damage that may otherwise happen without any treatment.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a very common auto accident injury that can be effectively treated by Dr, Young. The injury is essentially a sudden, back and forth jerking of the head. This “whipping” causes the neck and back muscles to tighten and contract, and even tear. Much like other auto accident injuries, whiplash can take days or weeks to start showing symptoms. The following are symptoms to watch for that may be a sign you have experienced whiplash:
● Neck pain and stiffness
● Soreness of upper back, shoulders, and even upper chest
If you have been involved in an auto accident, don’t hesitate to call and schedule an appointment. It is often a much better road to recovery when treatment is sought before the symptoms become too severe.
Minimizing Recovery Time Through Chiropractic
Your treatment plan will depend on many different factors. We understand that everyone is different and requires different methods for recovery, therefore, treatment may include a combination of chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, laser therapy, and more. Regardless of your situation, the main goal for us is to minimize your recovery time and get you back to feeling normal as soon as possible. If you have been injured in an auto accident, give us a call today to schedule an appointment at with Dr. Young.