Car Accidents and Chiropractic
Many people seek out chiropractic after being in a car accident. A recent study performed at Yale demonstrated that accidents at 8.2 mph create enough change to the body to create injury and cause damage to the tissues of the body. 8.2 mph may not seem like much, but according to this study, it is! It is critical to seek out a chiropractor even if you were involved in only a minor fender bender. The spine and the muscles surrounding it are very sensitive and need to be cared for after a car accident.
Many times after a car accident you may not experience any pain or symptoms. This does not mean you should ignore your spine. Oftentimes the impact can shift things out of alignment in your spine in a way that may not create pain immediately, but may in the future. It is important to be proactive.
After some accidents the pain may be intense and immediate due to the damage to the body. In these case it is also critical to see a chiropractor as soon as you can. The quicker we begin to help the healing process along, the quicker we can get you back on track.
Many times injuries sustained from car accidents can cause long-term, chronic pain if they are not treated successfully right away. It is always our goal to prevent that from happening.
If you have been in a car accident, give us a call and let’s get you back to your life!