When to See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident

When you have been involved in a car accident, you may suffer from several injuries. While some accident injuries may not lead to an emergency room visit, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible.

When to See a Chiropractor

It is wise to see a chiropractor within three to seven days after being in a car accident. You may have injuries that you were not immediately aware of. Injuries and pain may emerge days or even months later. Failure to seek treatment can produce many chronic conditions that could take years to heal thoroughly.

Common Injuries

Head Injuries

There numerous types of head injuries ranging from mild to severe. When a vehicle stops abruptly or quickly changes direction, it can cause the head to be taken through sudden and unnatural movements, resulting in muscle strains to the back and neck. Brunt force from a steering wheel or side window can result in bruising and deep lacerations to the head. With an accident that involved a severe collision, a closed head injury can happen, which can cause damage to the fluid and tissue inside the skull.

Neck and Back Injuries

Rapid and extreme force from a collision can cause significant damage to your body that may not be noticeable immediately. It can cause disc ruptures in your spine and other serious injuries that restrict your mobility and are painful.

Whiplash

Excessive forces in car accidents cause your body to move at speeds that are not normal. Experiencing discomfort or pain in your back and neck following an accident could signal that you have symptoms of whiplash. Having whiplash means that your ligaments and muscles are strained. It can take you several weeks to recover from the strains.

Call Bluegrass Chiro Today

Receiving chiropractic treatment can help to alleviate your pain and help you to recover quicker. Bluegrass Chiro has extensive training and experience to provide you with comprehensive treatment to promote healing. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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