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Auto Accident Injury: Your Most Frequently Asked Questions Answered By Our Lindenhurst Chiropractor
If you have recently been in a car accident, our Lindenhurst chiropractor would like you to know how chiropractic care can help heal your injuries and reduce your discomfort.
What auto accident injuries are treated by chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is designed to heal musculoskeletal injuries. When an individual is in a car accident, it can cause invisible injuries, including herniated discs, back and neck pain, misalignments in the vertebrae and severe headaches. Our holistic treatment methods can treat all of these injuries safely and effectively without medications or invasive procedures.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a neck injury where the muscles and tendons are stretched beyond their normal range of motion. This injury typically occurs during car accidents when the head and jerk are forcefully jerked back and forth. Along with sprains and strains of the neck, the force of the jerking can result in severely misaligned cervical vertebrae.
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
Whiplash causes severe headaches and migraines, light and sound sensitivity and neck and shoulder pain and stiffness. The symptoms of whiplash tend to get worse with time, and if left untreated, the injury can result in permanent loss of range of motion of the neck.
How soon after my car accident should I seek chiropractic treatment?
We recommend getting an assessment and evaluation for chiropractic treatment as soon as possible after your car accident. Some injuries do not appear until several days or even weeks after the accident, and by the time the pain and symptoms appear, many individuals no longer associate the symptoms with the accident.
How does chiropractic care heal auto accident injuries?
Chiropractic care heals auto accident injuries by correcting misalignments in the vertebrae, improving circulation, reducing inflammation and swelling and helping your body heal itself. We offer manual adjustments, spinal decompression, nutrition services, physical therapy, acupuncture, rehabilitation and vitamin and mineral supplements.
How long will I need treatment?
Treatment length depends on the severity of your injury and if you have any underlying conditions or illnesses. In general, an individual that does not have any underlying illnesses or diseases will heal faster than someone who does. Therefore, treatment lengths vary greatly from less than a month to two years before pain and range of motion are fully restored.
Can I still request treatment if my car accident was months or years ago?
If you are experiencing pain and discomfort from a car accident, even if it was months or years ago, you can still receive treatment from our Lindenhurst chiropractor for pain relief and healing. Our treatments work on old injuries as well as new injuries. It just may take longer to fully heal an old injury.
How do I make an appointment for my car accident injuries?
If you have recently been in a car accident and wish to schedule an appointment for an initial evaluation of your symptoms and correct any misalignments in your spine, call our Lindenhurst office at 847-265-0600.