Car Accident Injury and Chiropractic Care
No one considers the thought they may be in an automobile accident, but it’s important to understand motor vehicle accidents and the effect on the body. Visiting a chiropractor for whiplash or low back pain is the first thing you can do in treating these common automobile accident related injuries.
It can be confusing and frustrating to figure out what property damage was done to the vehicle, what personal injury is done to the body and how it can affect you in the future. Understanding your insurance policy from your declaration page can give you a headache on top of your whiplash symptoms. On top of it all, insurance companies make it challenging to understand policy and can potentially deny claims making legal representation necessary.
WHIPLASH INJURY, NECK PAIN, HEADACHES, MIGRAINES
Whiplash is the most common injury caused in a motor vehicle accident second to low back pain. Whiplash is accompanied by neck pain with headaches that can last up to a few months. Whiplash is a result from damage to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and disc in the neck area. This can cause muscle spasms and inflammation in the neck that can cause a cascade of neck pain and may last a life time if not taken care of properly. Some other symptoms of whiplash do not even show up until a month after the vehicle accident. Be aware of these symptoms and what you can do about them.
BACK INJURY, SCIATICA, CAR ACCIDENT INJURY Carmel Valley
Low back injuries are very common in car accident injury. If wearing a seat belt with the dramatic forward flexion of your body during collision pain rupture discs, tear a labrum in the hip, and cause an array of low back pains and aches. Pressure on the sciatic nerve can lead to sciatica, which can result in back pain as well as pain that runs through the buttocks and legs. A herniated disc can cause back pain in the upper or lower back, depending on the location of the disc. Symptoms can take weeks or months to show up and a delay in treatment can lead to more serious damage. One of the first priorities following a car accident should be a chiropractic evaluation.