As primary care providers who are highly educated and extensively trained to assess, diagnosis, treat and prevent disorders of the spine, joints, muscle and nervous systems, chiropractors are well prepared to assess and treat injuries related to a work or auto accident.
There’s no way to predict when a car accident will happen or how you’ll feel physically afterward. Even though the car may have received little damage, the occupants can suffer serious spinal injury. Injuries to the neck caused by the sudden movement of head, backward, forward, or sideways, is referred to as whiplash.
The resulting instability of the spine and soft tissues can result in headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, pain in the shoulder, arms and hands, reduced ability to turn and bend, and low back problems. As the body attempts to adapt, symptoms may not appear for weeks or even months later.
Common symptoms following an auto accident:
After a thorough case history and examination, Dr. Eve will design a treatment plan to manage your pain and restore your pre-accident function and status. If treatment starts early enough, inflammation can be reduced and scar tissue can often be minimized, resulting in a shorter recovery time.
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