When someone is in a car accident, it can be difficult for them to know what to do. What It is important to act quickly after a car accident, even if the injuries are minor. Some injuries can seem like nothing more than a sore neck at first, only to become much worse as time progresses.
The type of injury from the car accident will ultimately decide what kind of medical treatment the patient will need. This can also affect the length of treatment as well. No matter how seemingly minor the injury may appear to be at the time. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, more than two million people are injured in car accidents every year in the United States.
Car injury treatment
It is always important to seek professional medical attention as soon as possible after a car accident. This way, we can help ensure that the injury does not get worse. Even if someone is experiencing little or no pain immediately after the accident, it is highly beneficial to seek medical services and a professional evaluation.
Many people will not experience any discomfort, soreness and/or pain for days after the accident. Sometimes, it will be weeks after a car accident before the patient finally experiences the pain. This is partly due to the body’s response when injured, giving people a false sense of wellness.
Car accident chiropractor
Whenever someone is in a car accident, a chiropractor can often help them heal from their injuries much quicker than using traditional medical treatment options. While it is crucial to seek emergency medical attention for open wounds or broken limbs, it is better to visit us for whiplash or a sore back. A chiropractor uses alternative solutions to treat the person as a whole.
We believe that when the body is in perfect and proper alignment, it is often able to heal on its own. Since a chiropractor specializes in treating patients who have any type of back, neck and/or leg injury, patients need to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. The damage from a car accident can cause more than just soreness and make daily functions incredibly difficult.
Even mild cases of whiplash can turn into something much more serious making it essential for anyone who has been involved in a car accident to contact a medical professional for a proper whiplash diagnosis. People with whiplash can experience chronic pain and/or headaches for years following the accident. This fact makes it essential for those who may have an accident-related neck injury to seek professional whiplash treatment as soon as possible.
While people may not think much of whiplash in the early stages, it can make the simple act of turning one’s head impossible. The person will have to turn the entire body in order to see without pain. Seeking chiropractic treatment can decrease the pain and help the patient regain mobility.
Back pain care
Back injuries are one of the more common types of injuries someone will sustain in a car accident. The impact of a car accident can put a lot of strain on the muscles and ligaments in the back. This strain creates a need for the back pain care that can correct any back-related injuries from the accident. While many people with a back-related injury will suffer from low back problems, there is a high probability of mid back and high back problems, as well.
Neck pain care
Neck injuries are another common type of injury people get when involved in a car accident as the impact can put a lot of strain on the neck muscles. This can, in turn, lead to a lot of neck related issues that are going to require professional neck pain care in order for them to heal properly. If any type of neck pain, discomfort and/or soreness is experienced after being in a car accident and no matter how minor, seeking neck pain care is essential when it comes to healing as well as preventing any potential future neck related issues.
Leg pain care
When someone is suffering from leg pain after being in a car accident, it is often due to a damaged nerve in the back. Damaging the sciatic nerve can cause it to swell and is often the culprit behind leg pain. Leg pain tends to involve more of a feeling of annoying numbness and/or tingling instead of varying levels of pain.
While many patients diagnosed with sciatica are told that their symptoms will go away after using a few self-home care methods, professional treatment is crucial. Thus, seeking our treatment will help speed up the process and promote healing.
If you would like to learn more about Car Accident Care and the various treatments we provide, call (732) 504-6559 to schedule a consultation.