No one can deny that being in a car accident is a frightening experience.
So when you come out of one, seemingly with only minor bumps and bruises, you may count it as a blessing and try to forget the whole situation.
But injuries from automobile accidents can be hard to detect and may not inhibit any mobility or cause any pain until long after the crash.
That’s why you should be examined by our Marietta car accident injury Chiropractors, as soon as possible following your accident so that they can identify those hidden injuries.
Treating Whiplash, The Silent Threat
One of the most common car accident injuries is whiplash, which occurs when the head is suddenly and harshly jerked forward, backward or side-to-side.
You might think that whiplash injuries can only come from high-speed accidents. However, only a 2-3 mile per hour change in speed is needed to cause them.
Whiplash can disrupt the alignment of your spine, cause you severe pain and lead to many other ailments, including:
- Arm pain
- Blurred vision
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness and reduced range of motion
- Shoulder pain
It is very important to be checked for whiplash after your accident, as letting the injury go untreated can lead to long-term, chronic pain.
What the Chiropractors at AICA Marietta Can Do for You
During an accident, ligaments in your body can tear and stretch.
Since Chiropractors specialize in the health of connective tissue, muscles, nerves and bones, Chiropractic care is very effective at maintaining the health of a spine that has experienced trauma.
They can administer a series of tests to determine the extent of any structural and soft tissue damage, restrictions in range of motion, diminishing of muscle strength and affected nerve and joint function.
Then by manually adjusting your back and neck, they can relieve pressure in your body and aid the management of any pain resulting from your car accident. They may also use massage, laser therapy, spinal decompression or at-home exercises to further your healing.
The key to recovering quickly is prompt diagnosis and treatment. So even if your auto accident seemed minor, visit the Chiropractors at AICA Marietta to ensure that you have sustained no serious injury.
Call (678) 671-4010 and ensure your accident is completely behind you today!