Auto Accident Victim? Prompt Treatment Makes a Difference

Any auto accident, including a minor fender bender, can cause serious damage to the musculoskeletal system. You may suffer from a stiff neck, chronic back pain, whiplash injuries or headaches.

If you are an accident victim, do not wait to seek treatment. Prompt care can help restore alignment to your spine and reduce the formation of scar tissue. Otherwise, scar tissue can block the healing process and lead to chronic pain.

Chiropractic Care Helps Car Injury Patients Heal

Here are three common auto accident injuries and why prompt treatment from our Everett chiropractor is essential to helping your body heal.

Whiplash injury. If your car is hit from behind, the force of this rear impact can “whip” the cervical spine backwards and forwards. This can cause a misalignment of the neck, triggering chronic neck pain, headaches and migraines. The ligaments and tendons may also be sore, causing patients to suffer from a stiff neck. Chiropractic adjustments help restore alignment to the cervical spine, which prevents scar tissue formation and speeds the healing process.

Back pain. A herniated disc is one of the most common auto accident injuries. If a disc in the lower back slips out of alignment, it may compress nearby nerves. As long as these nerves remain compressed, patients will experience back pain. For example, if the sciatic nerve is compressed, injury victims may suffer from chronic radiating or numbing pain, known as sciatica. Adjustments are the first step to relieving pressure on the nerves

TMJ problems. Many patients are surprised to learn that their TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) problems may be due to an untreated whiplash injury. TMJ typically begins as a painful clicking movement in the jaw. Without proper care, the condition can worsen, leading to headache, facial pain, ear pain and difficulty eating. Our chiropractic care team can identify the underlying cervical spine misalignment that is triggering this problem. Chiropractic adjustments help restore proper alignment to the cervical spine.

Are you suffering from chronic pain or muscle stiffness due to an untreated car accident injury?

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