FAQs About Auto Accident Injuries
Accidents occur every day. Not all of them are fatal, but each one has the propensity to cause trouble in your musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Dr. Daryll Marshall-Inman and our team at Optimal Health Chiropractic and Massage Clinic would like to answer some of the common questions about chiropractic care after an auto accident. If you have recently been involved in an auto accident and live in or around Edmonds or Lynnwood, contact us today.
What are the most common auto injuries that chiropractors treat?
Injuries can be as varied as the accidents themselves. Most often, however, an auto accident can cause whiplash, spinal misalignments, sprains or strains, herniated discs, and soft tissue damage. Injuries such as these lead to headaches, trouble concentrating, pain, difficulty moving, trouble sleeping, and more.
How can a chiropractor help after an auto accident?
Chiropractic care is built on the foundation of addressing issues in the body that prevent natural healing. Adjustments are utilized to put the vertebra back into its proper place to restore mobility, relieve tension, decompress the nerves, and more. This is one of the most common types of chiropractic treatment. We also provide massage, corrective exercises, soft tissue manipulation, and more, depending on the specifics of your auto accident injury and pain management needs.
What if I don’t feel any pain? Do I still need to see a chiropractor?
It is important to seek chiropractic care whether you notice any symptoms immediately or not. An auto accident is a form of trauma, which can send the body into shock. This can actually numb some of your feelings for a time, so you might not feel anything until after that shock has worn off. This could take several days.
Additionally, you might not feel any pain until you try a certain movement. This means that you can feel perfectly fine while resting at home, but once you return to work, the pain comes in full force. The best way to treat issues before they catch you off-guard or start to cause pain is to see a chiropractor as soon as possible.
Find Natural Pain Management for Your Auto Accident Injury
If you have been in an accident in the Edmonds or Lynnwood areas, don’t wait for the pain to become unbearable. Be proactive in your healing and recovery by scheduling an appointment at Optimal Health Chiropractic and Massage. Call our team today at (425) 361-1839 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.