According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, approximately 2.35 million Americans are injured or disabled in car crashes every year. An auto accident injury can range from mild to severe, and even minor crashes can lead to pain and dysfunction. At Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehab, our Chesapeake chiropractor staff believes that individualized chiropractic care can get you feeling better and back on the road. We strongly encourage you to contact us if you've been involved in an auto accident, even if it was months or years ago.
The Most Common Types of Auto Accident Injury
Auto accidents including low-speed fender benders or high impact collisions can cause a variety of injuries affecting virtually any part of the body. A few of the ones we see most commonly at our chiropractic clinic include:
- Whiplash: neck pain syndrome caused by forceful flexion and extension of the neck and head, which can lead to symptoms like neck pain, shoulder and arm numbness, headaches, and jaw pain
- Nerve compression: sciatica and cervical radiculopathy are common types of nerve impingement syndromes that happen if a joint or spinal disc becomes injured or misaligned during a car crash, which may lead to compression of a spinal nerve root
- Joint dislocation: when joints are forcefully misaligned, pain, stiffness, or even hypermobility/instability can occur
The Importance of Consulting with a Chiropractor after a Car Crash Even if You're "Pain-Free"
We hear it all the time: "I was in a car crash a few weeks ago, but I feel fine." Unfortunately, you may have underlying inflammation and tissue damage without realizing it! This is because auto accident injury can be masked by elevated stress hormones, which are often slow to return to their pre-accident levels, especially if you're dealing with the financial, mental, and emotional stress of a traumatic accident!
In our experience, many people don't realize that their "unrelated" problems such as insomnia, anxiousness, fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating, or ringing in the ears could be related to their car crash, too. Our chiropractic services focus on holistic whole person wellness and can address these issues naturally.
How Our Chiropractor in Chesapeake VA Manages Auto Accident Injury
Come see us to experience drug-free healing from your auto accident injury. Our services work with your body to guide healing, reduce pain and stiffness, soothe inflammation, and prevent chronic dysfunction. These services, including adjustments, massage therapy, rehabilitative exercises, get you in the fast lane for healing.
Stuck with an Auto Accident Injury?
Contact Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehab at (757) 547-4325 to schedule an appointment with our Chesapeake chiropractor, Dr. Eric Santjer.