Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Auto Injury Treatment
There are over six million car accidents every year in the United States, with over three million injuries resulting. Of those three million injuries, two million of them result in permanent disability.
In fact, the symptoms of some injuries, like whiplash, might not show up for days, weeks, or even months after the accident.
Some typical symptoms of whiplash can be obvious, like:
- Pain and stiffness of the neck
- Pain when moving your neck
- Range of motion loss in the neck
- Base-of-skull headaches
- Pain in arms, shoulders, or neck
- Tingling or numbness
And others are not-so-obvious, like:
- Fatigue and dizziness
- Blurred vision or ringing in the ears
- Difficulty sleeping
- Concentration or memory issues
- Depression or anxiety
Additionally, soft tissue or ligament issues can be hard to find and are sometimes even overlooked by hospital staff. If left untreated, whiplash and similar injuries can turn into chronic pain.
That’s why it’s important to see a chiropractor as soon as you can if you’ve been involved in a car accident.
Chiropractors are uniquely qualified to examine your body for signs of these “silent” injuries so you can prevent permanent injury.
How Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment Works
Chiropractic care is a research-proven method to successfully treat whiplash and chronic neck pain, as well as many other injuries sustained in car accidents.
Using safe and gentle spinal adjustments, your chiropractor can gently ease the structures of your spine back into place to alleviate pain and encourage healing.
If you need additional help with pain and rehabilitation, your chiropractor can use therapy to reduce inflammation and muscle spasms to assist your recovery.
Importantly, chiropractic care is a drug-free treatment modality, so you don’t have to worry about side-effects or the possibility of addiction.
Auto Injury Treatment in Douglasville
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, book an appointment with Dr. Hattaway at Health for Life Chiropractic immediately to get proper auto injury treatment before any permeant damage sets in.
Dr. Hattaway’s knowledge of car injuries and their treatment is so extensive, he’s often asked to be an expert witness in court cases involving auto accidents.
He has over 30 years of experience putting together individualized treatment plans to help victims of auto injuries alleviate pain, improve their function, and begin healing.
Call (770) 489-0187 today to check for injuries, treat an injury, or get rehabilitative care.